China-Pakistan Cooperation will produce more win-win results not only benefiting the Pakistanis but also people in the Region and even the whole world said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.
Geng Shuang made the remarks in response to U.S. groundless accusations on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at a regular press briefing.
Alice Wells, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, alleged Thursday that the CPEC would damage the latter’s economy over the long term and solely benefit China.
“Ms. Wells’ comments are nothing new but harped on the old tune of some U.S.people who would seize every chance to smear China, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Belt & Road Initiative. China and Pakistan have repeatedly made their stance clear and rebuked such accusations.
However, some in the United States still repeat the same lines and put on a similar farce. They would rather keep on their clumsy show while turning a deaf ear to the audiences’ boo,” said the spokesman.
“In the process of CPEC construction, the Chinese side always abides by the principle of consultation and collaboration for shared benefits and takes the interests of Pakistani people as a top priority. The U.S. move of disregarding facts and making an issue out of the alleged debt trap is, in fact, a sinister attempt to disrupt the building of CPEC and drive a wedge between China and Pakistan,” he said.
The CPEC is now in its sixth year and has been broadly accepted by the Pakistani public as a model for promoting win-win cooperation that can help boost the South Asian country’s economy, something that Wells has purposely turned back on
“If some people in the United States are willing to cooperate with Pakistan to boost the country’s economic growth, We hope they can offer real financial assistance and keep their promise, instead of paying only lip service and serving as a troublemaker. To obstruct others from doing what one cannot do or do well is an unhealthy mindset and indecent behaviour,” said Geng.
The CPEC is an inclusive project seeking shared prosperity, not a selfish one prioritising a certain country. Both China and Pakistan have agreed to usher in a third party under the framework to achieve shared development.
“No matter what the United States would say or do in its attempt to interfere and sabotage, China and Pakistan will stand firm to push forward the building of CPEC and bilateral all-weather strategic cooperative partnership to benefit more Pakistanis people and people in the region and even the rest of the world,” he said.