Pakistanis are becoming increasingly upset over Beijing's systematic abuse and indoctrination of Muslims in Xinjiang, and Chinese companies' promotion of un-Islamic products and content.
Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), has become special Middle East representative to the prime minister.
The Pakistani government is planning to build cities on two islands near Karachi, but many say the push for the project is the product of China's outsized influence in the country.
The country's embassy in Kabul and its four consulates have added more personnel to handle the processing of thousands of visas.
'There are economic reasons that would be transformative for the region should peace in Afghanistan come,' said the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation.
Afghanistan's top official in charge of peace efforts with the Taliban met with an array of top Pakistani officials, and observers say his three-day visit heralds a new era of positivity.
Afghan and US officials praised Pakistan's role in facilitating the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban under way in Doha.
A Taliban delegation is in Islamabad just days after Pakistan reiterated UN sanctions against the group.
The ambassador to Kiribati was pictured walking along the backs of young men who had lain on the ground in front of him. Many see this as emblematic of 'what China does with debtors'.
The 25-year accord would put Beijing in position to provide an internationally recognised state sponsor of terrorism with military and intelligence assistance.