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Chinese Interests in Pakistan: A Study in Regional Perspective

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The present study is an effort to analyze the mode and intensity of Chinese interests in Pakistan. By examining the policy of pursuit in finding another market in the region, the study aims to understand the current warmth of the relationship between China and Pakistan. Although maintaining a perpetually friendly relationship with China has always been a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy, yet strengthening this relationship into a structured partnership remained a gradual process in the light of their mutual interests. In the politics of international relations, the relationship between countries is a complex interaction of pragmatic national interests, which are multifaceted and could take an alternate course with changing regional and international scenarios. As both Pakistan and China share many common political, economic and strategic interests due to which both are giving their utmost priority to protect their interests related to the other. This paper will investigate the situation where it is commonly believed that China is inevitable by avoiding the vice-versa. No doubt common threats and challenges faced by both the nation is the major cause to unite them in terms of security, political, economic and strategic fronts.


1-Muhammad Amir
Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, Abbottabad, KP, Pakistan.

2-Muhammad Rizwan
Associate Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, Abbottabad, KP, Pakistan.

3-Saira Bano
Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan.


China, Pakistan, National Interests, Geo-Strategic, CPEC, BRI, Gwadar

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Published: Dec 2018

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