ISLAMABAD: China has rejected speculations that it is planning to establish a military base in Gwadar area of Balochistan.

Briefing the reporters in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang termed the media reports in this connection as unnecessary speculations.

He said building of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is an important part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Lu Kang said China and Pakistan are also making efforts to build the CPEC which is in the common interests of the countries along the route.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said he doesn’t think it is necessary for the outside world to make too much guesses in this regard.