HIGHER THAN KARAKORAM: SEVEN DECADES OF PAKISTAN-CHINA PARTNERSHIP

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Foreword

The enduring strength of Pakistan-China relationship has given rise to an entirely new paradigm. This book is a tribute to the special bilateral relationship that would be the envy of any two neighbours. The China-Pakistan Study Centre (CPSC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad is privileged to contribute to the growing literature on Pakistan-China relations. What makes this book unique is that it marks the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan. With their expertise over their respective areas, the authors have provided the readers with valuable information on the past, present and future trends in the multiple dimensions of bilateral ties between China and Pakistan.

It is heartening to see that the bilateral relationship between China and Pakistan has not only deepened with the passage of time, it is, at present, far more diverse and vibrant than ever. This relationship has withstood the vicissitudes of ever-changing global geo-politics, thanks mainly to the commonality of views on major regional and international issues and mutual respect for each other’s core values and interests. Of late, China also extended cooperation to Pakistan in wake of Coronavirus pandemic, which has further elevated the trust levels between the two sides.

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