NEW DELHI: While China denied the rumors of a flaw with Pakistan, its state-run media beat Saturday the South Korean Christian missionaries for causing the killing of two young Chinese in Baluchistan and added that the ” Iron brother “of Pakistan is not responsible for the incident.
On Monday, Islamabad said the murdered duo were preachers working for a South Korean Christian organization.
The American media Global Times also hit the Indian media to “exaggerate” the impact of ISIS killings on Sino-Pakistani relations. He said the unfortunate killings can not “lead a corner between China and Pakistan.” The reference was made to the reports of an alleged sigh to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by Xi Jinping at a summit last week in Astana.
At a press conference on Monday, the spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry was also refused as “aimless and unfounded” reports that Xi and Sharif did not meet at a summit in Astana last week.
In addition, the Global Times article attempted to establish that the killings – claimed by ISIS – were due to religious reasons and not because anyone in Pakistan opposes the Sino-Pakistani economic corridor (CPEC ).
“This tragedy was most likely caused by the conflict between South Korean mission agencies and local terrorists … The murders show the atrocity of the terrorists, but the Chinese public is also strongly opposed to the South Korean churches that recruit Young Chinese to preach war-torn areas, exposing them to great dangers, “said the article.
Indian and Western media, according to Global Times, want to stop economic cooperation between China and Pakistan.
“Some Indian and Western media intend to exaggerate the impact of the incident and to break down and disrupt economic cooperation between China and Pakistan by linking the terrorist act caused by religious conflicts to cooperation Political and economic relations between the two countries, “the article said. .
The spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry also spoke of “long and deep” relations with Pakistan.
“I can assure you that on the sidelines of the 17th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO member states, President Xi Jinping held friendly talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on several occasions. I think they are unnecessary and unfounded. “China and Pakistan are strategic partners all the time who enjoy a long and deep relationship,” said the spokesman of the Chinese Ministry Foreign Affairs, Lu Kang, Monday. However, it did not specify whether the meetings were bilateral.
Batting for CPEC, Global Times said “no political force in Pakistan” are opposed to the CPEC project and “most political and sectarian forces do not consider China as an enemy.”
“Pakistan is far from having a stable domestic situation, but as Sino-Pakistani friendship is deeply rooted in Pakistani society and most political and sectarian forces do not consider China an enemy, security dilemmas Facing the country will have no impact on the bilateral relationship or the CPEC, “said Global Times article …….