Money-matters: Pak PM flatters China lest US stops donation

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Yousuf Raza Gilani
Beijing, May 18: In an apparent bid to woo China and invoke a sense of insecurity among the US administration, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called on China to lead in shaping world events. Gilani is on a tour to China.

The comments acquire significance in light of the recent fall-out between the USA and Pakistan in the aftermath of the late-night raid that killed Osama bin Laden, in Abbottabad near Islamabad.

Speaking at the newly-created World Culture Forum in Suzhou, China, Gilani put his flattering skills on full display and said, "I have no doubt that Chinese sagacity and thought will have a profoundly beneficial impact for the mankind, as a whole. We are happy to see China shape the Twenty First Century world."

He added, "(Pakistan and China will) continue to build new bridges and enhance connectivity."

Showing a clear lack of historical knowledge, Gilani said of the relation between the two nations, "The amalgam is not only beautiful but strong and precious. The themes of harmony resonate and form the national ethos of the people of Pakistan and China."

Going all out to woo China and get a donor to run his country's fledgling economy in the event if US stops doling out financial aid, Gilani went ga-ga over Chinese culture and said that today China is witnessing, "renaissance of the ancient and glorious" Chinese civilization.

China on its part, appeared to be falling in to the trap or at least gave an impression of that. Liu Yandong, Chinese State Councilor, said, "Despite volatile political situation, China will support its strategic partner Pakistan".

It now becomes really interesting to see how does US react to the Pakistani prime minister's bid to cosy up to China.

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