China has vowed that it would continue supporting its close ally Pakistan. The statement came a day after the United States announced it would suspend $800 million worth of security aid to Islamabad. Pakistan is an important country in South Asia. The stability and development of Pakistan is closely connected with the peace and stability of South Asia, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters. China has always provided assistance to Pakistan, helping it improve peoples livelihood and realise the sustainable development of its economy and society. China will continue to do so in the future.