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Belt and Road

China defends Pakistan by vetoing Kashmir bombing resolution

India fails to brand Masood Azhar a terrorist as Beijing prioritizes Belt and Road

ISLAMABAD -- China has backed Belt and Road partner Pakistan and earned the global community's ire by blocking an Indian request to blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based militant group that claimed responsibility for last month's suicide bombing in Kashmir.

At a committee meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, China vetoed a resolution to designate Masood Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a global terrorist. The resolution was intended to subject the leader of the anti-India Islamist group to a global travel ban, an asset freeze and an arms embargo.

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