China is rushing to step into the void. China apparently is taking a proactive stance against the US by stating that the US should compensate and apologise. While China is keen to 'take the China Pakistan relations to a new high', it will be worth observing what exactly would comprise of the 'new highs' that China is to implement in Pakistan. The Pakistan State is kept buoyant with US aid in money and arms. China, given her national agenda, slowing down of economy wherein attempting to increase domestic demands, will hardly be able to bankroll Pakistan in the manner of the US or open up imports from Pakistan when it wants to increase its own domestic demands. Notwithstanding, it will be interesting to see China getting embroiled in Pakistan.