Changing Dynamics of Pak-China Relations: Policy Recommendations for Pakistan
Waheeda Rana, Hasan Mahmood

Pakistan-China friendship has often been termed as “higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the oceans”. However, following the post-Cold War era, notable readjustments took place in Sino-Indian relations. This raised many concerns regarding the implications of this for Pakistan-China friendship. This paper seeks to analyze the changing dynamics of Pak-China relations in the context of Indo-China entente. It seeks to explore that how would Pakistan figure in this configuration of growing India-China relations and will this weaken Pakistan's traditional links with China? The major conclusion of the paper is that Pakistan’s significance in terms of Sino- Indian relations will remain crucial. Hence, the Sino-Indian détente cannot undermine the entente cordiale between Pakistan and China.

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