A news report from The Statesman newspaper – of India – has the interesting item that China has
“warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China.”
The warning was formally conveyed by the Chinese foreign minister at . . . the China-US strategic dialogue and economic talks in Washington [two weeks ago], The News daily quoted diplomatic sources as saying. China also advised the US to “respect Pakistan's sovereignty and solidarity”, the report said.
This is in the wake of the US assault on the compound of Usama bin Laden in Abbottabad, & comes after the recent ‘gift’ of 50 new JF-17 fighters to Pakistan.
I haven’t found corroborating news from another less partisan source (India after all has well-established opinions on the subject of Pakistan), but it presents some interesting thoughts. If true, this could compel a closer – or at least more open – relationship with India by the US.
(H/T to Ed Morrissey at HotAir)