The Board of Governors of the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad approved the establishment of the China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at the ISSI on August 19, 2016. This reflected the recognition of a change underway in international politics, as China is the second largest economy of the world and an emerging global power. Given the traditional warm and friendly relations between Pakistan and China, it is important for Pakistan to learn about China. Considering the evolving regional and global scenarios, CPSC has been tasked with carrying out dedicated research and analysis of China’s policies, and their impact on Pakistan and the region. CPSC also engaged in national and international outreach to promote better understanding of Pakistan-China relations, develop linkages with think-tanks in China and advance people to people contacts.