China and Pakistan Reinforce Warming Ties


crazyinsane105

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Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf is in China for a five day tour. I think that during one of these five days the fourth prototype of the JF-17 will fly. :china:



China, Pakistan Reinforce Warming Ties

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By DEAN VISSER, Associated Press Writer Mon Feb 20, 5:45 PM ET

BEIJING - China and Pakistan reinforced their steadily warming ties Monday, signing agreements on a range of issues — including defense and energy cooperation — just days after militants killed three Chinese engineers in Pakistan.

Chinese President
Hu Jintao called visiting Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf "an old friend of the Chinese people" after the two exchanged handshakes and broad grins in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Wednesday evening.

Hours earlier, Musharraf apologized to China — one of his country's main defense suppliers and trading partners — over the drive-by shootings of three Chinese engineers by tribal militants in Pakistan.

He said the incident brought "shame" on his country.

"The man in the street (in Pakistan) loves the Chinese people," Musharraf told China's parliament chief, Wu Bangguo, during the part of their Beijing meeting open to reporters.

Fifty suspects have been arrested.

Hu said China hoped Pakistan will ensure the safety of Chinese people in Pakistan — a presence likely to increase after the leaders and high-level delegations from both sides held closed-door meetings, then signed 13 agreements on a wide range of issues.

One of the first was on cooperation between their defense ministries.

In the part of their meeting open to media, Hu said his country would cooperate with Pakistan to combat the "three forces," a term by which China refers to terrorism, separatism and religious extremism.

As with all 13 agreements signed Monday, few details about the defense pact were immediately available.

The two countries already jointly build JF-17 Thunder fighter planes.

Another of the pacts covered energy cooperation.

China has helped Pakistan set up a nuclear power plant, and the two recently started work on a second in the country's east.

Another agreement was for China to provide Pakistan with $300 million in loans to buy Chinese goods.

In another, China agreed to help upgrade a highway that runs near its border in northern Pakistan and was badly damaged by last year's earthquake.

The two sides also signed a pledge to work together on quake research following the massive disaster that killed about 80,000 people and left more than 3 million homeless.

Musharraf's five-day visit to China marked the 55th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.

Just before arriving Sunday, Musharraf said China's growing influence makes it a vital force for Asian stability and development.

Other agreements signed Monday covered expanding economic ties, cooperation in health, joint work on family planning, a plan to boost two-way trade, meteorological research, fisheries, pesticide management, and an agreement for China to help Pakistan provide vocational training.

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FreeAsia2000

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I think Musharaf will be discussing he deteriorating situation in Baluchistan
which is clearly being supported by certain foreign powers as well as the
India-US nuclear deal.

I really think he needs to sort out the issue with the anti-aircraft missiles
at the moment the pakistani army can be bombed to pieces
 

crazyinsane105

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FreeAsia2000 said:
I think Musharaf will be discussing he deteriorating situation in Baluchistan
which is clearly being supported by certain foreign powers as well as the
India-US nuclear deal.

I really think he needs to sort out the issue with the anti-aircraft missiles
at the moment the pakistani army can be bombed to pieces

Yes, I think that SAM's will probably be part of the agenda. Musharraf has made quite a few trips to China these past couple of years and most of them did bare fruit of many things (economics, defense, etc.).
 

crazyinsane105

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President describes China visit 'very important', to boost multi-faceted ties

Feb 24

(APP): President General Pervez Musharraf Thursday described his visit to China as very important and said his 'substantive and positive' interaction with the Chinese leadership would boost ties in political, economic and defence fields.

"The visit is very important in terms of timings and substance in the wake of changing strategic situation in the world," he told reporters while flying back home after a five-day state visit to China. Musharraf said he had substantive interaction with the Chinese leadership that covered all areas including political, economic, diplomatic, defence, continuing cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and regional and international issues.

"There was a complete understanding on all issues we discussed and there has been a very positive response," he said while referring to his one-on-one meeting with President Hu Jintao. Responding to a question, the President said that Pakistan and China had always been collaborating in the defence field. "Defence relations have been the bedrock of Sino-Pak relations."

China, he added, had been giving a lot of transfer of technology "because of which collaboration has been going on for decades".

The President said the Chinese government also showed their hi-tech F-10 that is comparable with any modern aircraft. 'We are very favourably disposed toward this aircraft," he added.

Answering another question he said Chinese investors have shown interest in various sectors including automobile, energy, textile etc. adding that in the automobile sector, several world renowned companies were heading to Pakistan in a big way. Referring to the cartoon controversy the President rejected the excuse of freedom of press for the publication of these blasphemous images which, he added, would encourage notion of clash of civilizations.

"It has taken the freedom of press to its worst limit," he added. About the unresolved political disputes including Palestine and Kashmir, he said these were the root cause of extremism and terrorism and must be addressed. (Posted @ 10:10 PST)


Looks like Pakistan may actually buy the J-10 after all. That would be great: seeing F-16's backed by Erieyes along with J-10's and JF-17's. It would be even better if a deal was struck to buy several Y-8 AWAC's as well.:china: :nana: :nana:
 

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President General Pervez Musharraf checking out our lastest fighter -> J-10 or FC-1?
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:china:
 

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