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Aid request tests Sino-Pakistani ‘all-weather friendship’

Pragmatism in international politics ensures that there are no permanent friends or permanent enemies, only permanent interests. However, one seeming exception to this is the Sino-Pakistani “all-weather friendship.” It was precisely this friendship Prime Minister Imran Khan was banking on when he recently visited Beijing to seek an aid package to avert an economic crisis […]