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Belt and Road

US attack on China's Belt and Road puts Pakistan in tough spot

Islamabad sides with Beijing over CPEC but keeps response measured

A recent speech by a U.S. diplomat marked the first time a high-ranking U.S. government official had launched a direct and comprehensive attack on CPEC. (Source photo by AP)

KARACHI -- A recent speech by a U.S. diplomat criticizing China's flagship Belt and Road projects in Pakistan spurred an angry response from Beijing and amplified pressure on Pakistan, which sided with China in the row, to provide more transparency.

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