A day after, Senior US diplomat Alice Wells alleged that there was no transparency in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). projects, claiming Pakistan’s debt burden was growing due to Chinese financing, the Chinese embassy rejected the US Meddling in Pakistan-China relations.
This was stated in an unusually strongly-worded rejoinder to allegations levelled by US diplomat Ambassador Alice Wells in her speech at a think-tank in Islamabad.
“We would be more than glad to see the US develop its relationship with Pakistan, but we strongly oppose the US interference in China-Pakistan relations and the CPEC.… we have to make our position clear and reject the negative propaganda by the US. We must not let the truth be distorted and the lies run wild,” the embassy said in a statement.
“We also want to advise the US that when you accuse China, you should first look back what have you done to Pakistan, and think about how much contribution have you made for Pakistan. Did Ms. Wales bring any aid, investment or trade for Pakistan during her visit?”
It added China-Pakistan ties were rock-solid and unbreakable and China would continue to work with the Pakistani government and the people to steadily advance the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and CPEC to promote regional peace and development.
Ambassador Wells, who was on a four-day visit to Pakistan, told a select gathering of academics and civil society representatives that CPEC projects lacked transparency and suffered from corruption. She claimed that Chinese financing of CPEC projects through loans was adding to Pakistan’s debt burden.
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17 November, 2019