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Pakistan's cooling ties with China are not improving under Sharif

'All weather' friendship under stress from terror attacks and IMF demands

| Pakistan
Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on April 7: The prime minister is finding little room to maneuver.   © Reuters

Salman Rafi Sheikh is a researcher with the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London and the author of "The Genesis of Baloch Nationalism Politics and Ethnicity in Pakistan, 1947-1977."

Strains are increasingly showing in what is supposed to be the "all weather" friendship between China and Pakistan.

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