"China’s conditions bailout for US on stability in Pakistan, peace in Afghanistan & progress on Kashmir: 2009 is perhaps the time when China finally has started to speak softly. It may have prevaricated its real intentions and couched them in pious homilies. Now the Chinese have spoken softly on Afghanistan asking Ms. Clinton four things. Stop destabilizing Pakistan. Resolve Kashmir. Stop the war in Afghanistan and work with Russia. These few requests made at a time when Ms. Clinton was visiting China asking for huge favors from Beijing have a very strong effect on world affairs. Of course the US cannot refuse its banker..."