Pakistan: development calls for freedom and democracy!

Casaca, Paulo

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Chinese and Pakistani authorities celebrated on the past 21st of May the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. A series of events and ceremonies included the launching of the song ‘Pakistan has stolen my heart’, which reportedly instantaneously ‘became viral’ (Global Times, 21st of May, 2021), a commemorative coin (Xinhua, 10th of June, 2021) and a “‘Culture Day’ launched in Beijing to celebrate China-Pakistan relations” (Global Times, 6 of June, 2021). Since the early 1950s, China and Pakistan developed what has been called an ‘all- weather’ friendship. Historically, relations between the two nations were based on their common enmity towards India; they materialised in a strong security and defence cooperation (Chaudury, R, 2017). The 1963 agreement ceding a part of Pakistani-occupied Kashmir to China led to a significant consolidation of the alliance. Said alliance gained a strategic dimension through the pivotal role by Pakistan in facilitating the Sino-US rapprochement, which also led to further Sino-Pakistani military cooperation, particularly nuclear cooperation (Hassan, 2017, p.2). […]

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2021
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2021 09:55
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Military science
Commerce, communications, transport
Controlled Keywords: China, Pakistan, One-Belt-One-Road-Initiative, Geopolitik, Atomare Rüstung, Terrorismus
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, Pakistan, diplomatische Beziehungen, wirtschaftliche Kooperation, Militärkooperation, Nuklearkooperation, strategische Beziehungen, Kaschmir, Terrorismus, Jihadismus, Seidenstraße / Europe, India, Central Asia, trade partnership, Silk Road, spices China, Pakistan, diplomatic relations, economic cooperation, military cooperation, nuclear cooperation, strategic relations, Kashmir, terrorism, jihadism, Silk Road
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: China
Series: Themen > SADF Comment
Volume: 213
Additional Information: DOI: 10.48251/SADF.ISSN.2406-5617.C213 (der Erstausgabe)