China will fill the gap left by the U.S. in West Asia: Pakistani expert

TEHRAN – Noting that China is not an "interventionist power," a Pakistani journalist says that Beijing is going to fill the gap left by Washington in West Asia.

"Chinese engagements with regional countries will also ensure defence cooperation as Chinese energy needs which are expected to increase manifold come from West Asia, and China will fill the gap left by the U.S. in the region," Mobeen Jafar Mir tells the Tehran Times.
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