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According to an editorial in the Global Times, the apparent view in Beijing is that India's recent foreign policy initiatives are for self-benefit, and can only lead to confrontation and to pulling each other down.
Given this geopolitical scenario, Beijing thinks that Islamabad should change focus more on China and Russia. Pakistan's central bank recently announced that it will be replacing the US dollar with the Yuan for bilateral trade and investment with China. This announcement was made a day after Trump's tweet, suggesting a shift to China.
Growing China-Pakistan cooperation however should not be seen as competition for geopolitical advantage with the United States. The development of Pakistan's economy should be seen in a positive way to ensure stability in South Asia and overall regional development, the editorial concludes.
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