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Belt and Road

Pakistan struggles to contain rise of anti-China sentiment

The south becomes focus of insurgent attacks due to Belt and Road development

A police officer ushering people away from the Chinese consulate in Karachi on Nov. 23 after the attack   © Reuters

QUETTA, Pakistan -- The attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi last week is a sign that the Pakistani government may be struggling to contain anti-China sentiment at an awkward time when it is asking Beijing for financial assistance to avert a balance of payments crisis.

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