Emmanuel Macron emerged the winner (24 per cent) and made it for Round 2 on May 7 with Marine Le Pen, second with 21.3 per cent.
His immense popularity obviously irritates Beijing whose propaganda is unable to win the masses.
No one really seems to know just how CPEC plans to be a game-changer for Pakistan.
For Beijing, the present show of force in Xinjiang goes along with the strengthening of its border defence.
It is difficult to believe that the information available with the CIA was unknown to their Indian counterpart.