Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a strong diplomatic message to India over Pakistan, reports Indian media

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Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a strong diplomatic message to India over Pakistan, reports Indian media

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a strong diplomatic message to India over Pakistan, reports Indian media.

President Xi Jinping, in a diplomatic message to India, has said that China will always stand by Pakistan regardless of international pressure.

"No matter how the international situation changes, China will always stand firmly with Pakistan and is committed to deepening the ironclad China-Pakistan friendship, so as to make China-Pakistan relations a model for building a community with a shared future for humanity, and better benefit the two peoples," Xi told Pakistani President Arif Alvi who was visiting Beijing on Tuesday, news 18 has reported.

The statement assumes significance in view of the fact that China sees India, as an extension of its arch-rival, the US ever since Washington and New Delhi have strengthened their strategic partnership under the leadership of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The recent grand reception of President Trump in India during his two-day trip is being considered as a new and decisive chapter in the world order.

The ongoing US-China blame game over the coronavirus outbreak is playing out, accordingly. Beijing has accused the US army of bringing the COVID-19 to China and deliberately infect its population. US President Donald Trump in a strong rebuttal has now begun to refer COVID-19 as the 'Chinese virus'.

While over 3200 have died and around 81,000 people have been infected by coronavirus in China, over 110 are dead and over 6500 people are infected in the US.

Relatively, Pakistan and India are still safer with only 247 and 148 people who have tested positive for the infection, respectively. Three people have died due to the infection in India.