Comment-Role of Sufism and Taoism in China-Pakistan Relations


China and Pakistan adhere to two completely different socio-political systems, languages, customs, cultures and religions. The exemplary government-to-government relations and diplomatic ties were never impeded despite these glaring differences. Yet, Sino-Pakistan cultural exchanges do not complement these ties. It is evident from the fact that there are only 3 Confucius centers in Pakistan, which are in Islamabad only. But now when Beijing has launched China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in Pakistan, it needs to enhance cultural understanding. This only underlines the necessity of finding cultural similarities and shared identities based on the principles of constructivism.

It is interesting to analyze that how many similarities are found between Sufism in Pakistan and Taoism in China.

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