India should not be surprised at the new level of China-Pakistan relations after the Winter Olympics
As the Beijing Olympics got under way, the American media got poked repeatedly in their lungs, which was interesting because most of it was self-inflicted;It’s not just the United States, of course. The South Korean media’s tubes hurt, too, from the opening ceremony, when Ethnic Koreans of China took the stage as part of the Chinese family, to the speed-skating competition, where an advanced arbitration camera system put the traditional tactics of the South Korean speedskating team out of commission — but the first to be poked is probably In India.The Indian media was the first to blow up when Qi Fabao, the hero colonel during the Sino-Indian border conflict, became the Olympic torchbearer.But now they are facing another reality: With Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attending the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics and visiting China, china-Pakistan relations will take a new level.After Attending the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, Prime Minister Imran Khan also met with Chinese leaders and signed a number of agreements to further consolidate the “second phase” of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is an important part of the Belt and Road Initiative, Said British scholar Tom Foudy in his commentary.Not only do China and Pakistan regard each other as strong friends and believe that the bilateral relationship is higher than the Himalayas, but more importantly, with the construction of the CPEC, the bilateral relationship will only “get closer and closer” in the future.Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “bringing the two countries closer”.India is indeed one of the most important shared interests in the geopolitical landscape between Pakistan and China, but Tom Foudy believes there is more to Pakistan’s proximity to China.For Pakistan, China is no choice.He pointed out that Pakistan has always been a poor country, with a per capita GDP of less than $1,200 in 2020, but with a population of 220 million and internal instability due to various religious and ethnic conflicts.In addition to its domestic problems, Pakistan also faces a long-standing rivalry with India outside the country, which has forced the country, though poor, to devote vast resources to military capabilities.Yet Pakistan’s geostrategic position is also crucial to China, stretching from the western Himalayas down into the Indian Ocean, near the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula.The route allows China to bypass the East and South China Seas as well as the Strait of Malacca.Given this geographical premise, China finally made Pakistan an offer it could not refuse: to become the “backbone” of the BELT and Road Initiative through the CPEC.The author also points out that China has invested heavily in Pakistan.More importantly, Pakistan is not after some “global goal”, it is directed against India.As for politicians in New Delhi who have been shocked by the scale of china-Pakistan co-operation, it need not be so. Pakistan needs to get closer to China. Geopolitics dictate that this is a gamble Islamabad can’t afford to lose.This comment by Tom Foudy does not place the china-Pakistan agreement in a larger context.During the Olympics, China’s global profile actually have a change, whether Russia and release of the new era of international relations and the sustainable development of the global joint declaration, or in a joint statement with Argentina and reiterated support for Argentina’s position on the falklands, the show in Beijing, in the face of the western political siegeIncreasingly sharp counterattack posture.We can imagine the west describing China’s posturing as “more ferocious Wolf warrior diplomacy” for some time to come, but who cares?We need not have been reticent about our own interests in order to appease Western sensibilities;What’s more, even if we are more reserved, the West will have other words.So this is the reality that the West must accept, the so-called “Wolf war”, the root cause is too many mad dogs;India doesn’t have to join the mad dogs, but if it does, we don’t care – these days we poke more lung tubes, one more, one less, that’s all!