On 30th November 2020 the eleventh session of the Online internship Program, “Evolving China in the Modern World” was held. This internship program is initiated jointly by the Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad, and the Communication University of China, Beijing.
The theme for the eleventh session was China’s Economic Sector and It’s Economic Cooperation with Pakistan. The eleventh session was conducted by Ms. Xiaoyu Zhang, Lecturer, School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Communication University of China (CUC), Beijing on “The Current Situation of Sino-Pak Relations: Prospects and Challenges”.
Ms. Zhang gave a comprehensive presentation related to the concept. She initiated the lecture by discussing the historical background of Sino-Pak Diplomatic Relations. Furthermore, she explained the steps taken by both countries to achieve political and economic stability through bilateral cooperation.
Through the lens of an academic perspective, Ms. Zhang explained the evolution of the Sino-Pak bilateral ties. She also informed the participants about the Collaborative Research Projects focused on aspects such as Diversity, Pakistan Economy, Pakistan Agriculture, and Politics.
According to Ms. Zhang, the joint efforts have led to the strengthening of the diplomatic ties between the two brother countries. Ms. Zhang also shared the statistics of the research papers focusing on different aspects of Pakistan and published in China. According to statistics shared by Ms. Zhang, the number of research papers published increased from 8 in 1978 to 183 in 1983.
Explaining the fourth and final phase of the Sino-Pak relations, Ms. Zhang mentioned that Post 9/11, a major change was witnessed in the bilateral ties of Pakistan and China. Moreover, closer cooperation was observed in the economic domain after the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative.
The session was moderated by Ms. Palwasha Nawaz, Deputy Director, Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future, Communication University of China, Beijing, China, and Project Executive, CGSS. Notably, scholars and students from across Pakistan, China, and Tanzania have enrolled in this internship program to learn more about China.