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China-Pakistan relations

Quietly, Sino-Pakistani projects gather pace

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) talking with Pakistan's Senate Chairman Nayyar Bukhari, as former speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly Fehmida Mirza looks on. Photo: EPA

There's much more to Pakistan-China relations than meets the eye. Both nations never really talk of real co-operation that involves big money and grand strategies. High-profile state visits, which have enormous symbolic and political value, are no guide to the real depth of relations.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 6:16am

Premier Li Keqiang offers to help end Pakistan's energy crisis

Premier Li Keqiang inspects a Pakistani guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at Nur Khan air base in Rawalpindi. Photo: AFP

China and Pakistan should make co-operation on power generation a priority, Premier Li Keqiang said, as Islamabad seeks to end an energy crisis that causes power cuts of up to 20 hours a day and brings the economy to a near standstill.

Li arrived in Islamabad yesterday on the second leg of his first official trip since taking office in March, after a visit to India.

23 May 2013 - 5:58pm

Li Keqiang pledges stronger partnership with Pakistan

Premier Li Keqiang (centre, front) is welcomed by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and interim Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso upon his arrival in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang vowed to strengthen his country’s partnership with Pakistan on Wednesday as he began an official visit less than a fortnight after the country’s general election.

22 May 2013 - 8:36pm