Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives at Beijing.Chinese Minister for Transport Mr. Li Xiaopeng, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Yao Jing and Ambassador of Pakistan to China Mr. Masood Khalid received the Prime Minister upon arrival in Beijing.
Xi said the bilateral ties always stay vigorous and continue developing regardless of the changes in global situations or the two countries' domestic affairs.
Pakistan is expected to receive $6 billion economic package from China during the visit, Geo TV quoted sources as saying.
India Wednesday said it has lodged strong protests with China and Pakistan over the proposed bus service between the two countries through Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
China has in total pledged more than $60 billion to Pakistan in the form of loans and investments for roads, ports, power plants and industrial parks.
Neither man mentioned any economic aid in comments made in front of reporters.
The visit is aimed at ironing out differences between the two countries over the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Islamabad approaching "friendly nations" to avoid a tough International Monetary Fund bailout package.
Earlier during his visit to Saudi Arabia, Riyadh committed Dollars 6 billion funding which included USD 3 billion deferred payment for oil imports. He said the goodwill among the peoples of Pakistan and China provided a firm basis for the Pakistan-China all-weather strategic cooperative partnership for a shared future.
Pakistan admires China's development achievements and hopes to learn from China's experience in development, poverty alleviation and anti-corruption, Khan said.
$1.5 billion are expected to be deposited in the State Bank of Pakistan, while Pakistan Railways may also be included in the package.
"China has always supported Pakistan's safeguarding of national independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the new Pakistani government's smooth running of the government and advancement of national construction", he said.
Pakistan doesn't share a border with China.
The prime minister's visit is aimed at reviewing the entire range of bilateral relations and to participate in the First China International Import Expo in Shanghai. The trip "is significant for President Xi Jinping, whose flagship BRI has had hiccups in recent months".
"China wants to avoid such transparency because exposing the terms of the CPEC project agreements could validate the United States criticism of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a debt trap for emerging economies", the Post report said.
Khan is also keen to renegotiate Islamabad's projects under the "Belt and Road Initiative", Beijing's worldwide trade and infrastructure development programme.
In an interview to the Chinese state-run media ahead of his visit, Khan said the CPEC has given Pakistan a great opportunity to bring in foreign investment and to get out of the hard economic situation it is facing.