China's visit to close ally Pakistan canceled amid political protests

September 5, 2014 3:42 PM

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China's visit to close ally Pakistan canceled amid political protests

Chinese leader Xi Jinping's first presidential visit to Pakistan had been scheduled for mid-September. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tweeted Friday that the visit was postponed and blamed antigovernment protesters who have been demanding his resignation.

Beijing — Chinese leader Xi Jinping's first presidential visit to close ally Pakistan was in doubt Friday amid ongoing political protests in Islamabad. Meanwhile, Xi is slated to travel to Pakistan's archrival India this month amid warming ties between New Delhi and Beijing.

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