The rift between the United States and China would invariably increase during the Trump Administration. So are ties between Pakistan and the US. On the other hand, these cracks are instead further warming up ties between Islamabad and Beijing. The latter would not join any Islamabad’s bashing on accusing it on terrorism. Beijing’s well understands Islamabad’s gigantic contribution on anti-terrorism. The Beijing-Washington ties are running up in the opposite directions. Much would be clear or even un-clear after the visit of President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing next month.
After accusing Pakistan of Afghanistan’s instability and assigning a greater role to India together with alleging Islamabad for harboring terrorism, Washington also unexpectedly opposes the Chinese initiative of the development of the Belt and Road and its flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).