Xi Jinping, the Chinese President has told Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa that those who are opposing China’s pet projects, the BRI and the CPEC, will “never succeed” as these are initiatives aimed at bringing up peace and development.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the USD 50 billion project by China in Pakistan and is the flagship project of the multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a pet project of Chinese President Xi. He further said that China shall continue to support Pakistan as a strategic partner.
India has always been opposing the CPEC project and protested to China as it is being laid through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said, “Those who oppose the BRI or the CPEC shall never succeed as this is an initiative of peace and development not only for China but for the region and beyond, Pakistan is our time-tested iron friend.”