Pak-China Relations & Pakistan Studies in China: An Analysis from Chinese Perspective
Pakistan studies in China started in 1946 with the history of more than 70 years, though Pakistan is the most trustworthy country to China yet far more significant country to the region and world. This article examines the importance of Pakistan Studies in China, keeping in view the relation of two countries. Despite being a closed allies and having higher level cooperation in many areas, there has been an insignificant progress and work done on Pakistan Studies in China. It is found that Chinese scholars on Pakistan studies are in small number and very few among them are proficient in Urdu language; therefore, less number of academic and research contributions on Pakistan Studies are made so far. It is suggested that beside language, there is a need to extend the existing Pakistan study centers, some other studies related to Pakistan. Furthermore, Chinese scholarship for multiple researches and scholars exchange programs should be provided for enhancing China Pakistan relations.