BEIJING: China on Wednesday categorically denied that it had military bases abroad. “China has no military bases overseas,” said Foreign Ministry Spokeswomen Jiang Yu when asked to comment on a print media report published in Pakistan.
Yu, however, said that the Military Department of China should be contacted for specific answers. To another question, the spokeswoman said China and Pakistan were comprehensive strategic partners and enjoyed broad cooperation.
Amir Mir adds: This correspondent nowhere in the report titled “China seeking military bases in Pakistan” stated that China already has any military base in Pakistan.
The Chinese Foreign Office has rightly claimed that China has no military bases in
Pakistan and that the story filed by him only reported the Chinese desire to set up military bases either in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) of Pakistan or in the Federally Administered Northern Areas (Fana) to counter the rising terrorist activities of the Chinese Muslim separatists in the trouble-stricken Xinjiang Province. Amir Mir, therefore, stands by his story.
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