Pakistan is defying a rising wave of criticism of China’s “neo colonial” and “pernicious” hegemonic projects to commit to its “special” and “all-weather” friendship with Beijing.

Pakistan, China Determined to Uphold ‘Special Relationship’ Despite Growing Criticism
China's President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Photo by Madoka Ikegami-Pool/Getty Images)