Pakistan Pakistan had increased the scope of Chinese influenced

Pakistan
has a long and symbiotic relationship with china which is based on mutual
support. Pakistan and China relationship began in 1950 as Pakistan is the first
Muslim country to establish relations with China. Pakistan helped China to
built a relation with the Muslim world. Due to Pakistan , China became a member
of UN. The two countries had regularly exchanged high level visits resulting in
a variety of agreements.

Diplomatic
relations were established in 1950. Military assistance began in 1966. Economic
cooperation began in 1979.

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Diplomatic
relations between Pakistan and China were established on 21 May,1951. In
Sino-Indian war, 1962, China and Pakistan joined hands against India. One year
after Sino-Indian war,  Pakistan built
the Karakoram track to China to improve diplomatic relations. As Pakistan
opened a gate for China to the west that made possible the Richard Nixon US president
visit to china in 1972. China is done provided extensive economic aid and
political support towards Pakistan. After 9/11, Pakistan had increased the
scope of Chinese influenced support by agreeing the number of military projects
combined with extensive economic support and investment from the Chinese. China
supports Pakistan on Kashmir while Pakistan supports China on the issues of
Xinjiang, Tibet and Taiwan.

Economic
Trade between Pakistan and China is increased in recent years. China greatly
increases its investments in Pakistan. A trade free agreement has been signed
recently. China is helping to develop Pakistan’s infrastructure through the
construction of power plants, roads and communication nodes. Pakistan exports
cotton and jute to China. Zong (first 3G and 4G mobile network operator in
Pakistan is the first overseas setup and it relates to China.

China
sponsored a wide variety of projects in Pakistan in which Gawadar deep seaport,
Larkana sugar mill, saindak copper project in Balochistan, machine tool factory
of Karachi are included. In upcoming projects, Thar coal power plant, Lahore
orange line metro train project, Dawod wind power project at Sindh, road
network  corridor for Kasghar to Gawadar,
Quaid-e-azam solar power Bahawalpur, coal fired power plant Sahiwal and coal fired
power plant Jhelum are included.

China
enjoys strong defense ties with Pakistan. China provided a lot of military
equipments to the Pakistan army. China is helping Pakistan in establishing
factories, providing technological facilities as well as financial support in
which Heavy mechanical complex, Aeronautical complex Kamra are included. The
armies had also scheduled a joint military exercises. China had Pakistan when
there is no hope of external support. In 1965 and 1971 wars, both countries are
involved in the several projects to enhance the military and defense system
which includes JF-17 Thunder, Fighter aircraft, K-8 Karakoram advance aircraft,
Al-Khalid tanks, the Babar cruise missile, F-22 naval Frigates.

China
helped Pakistan in developing its nuclear power plants. China gave technical
and material support in completing Chasma nuclear power plant I,II,III,IV,V
that played a major role in Uranium production. Chinese helped in building a
Khushab reactor which is playing a key role in Pakistan’s production of plutonium.

In world, China and Pakistan relations
is compared to Israel US relations. In 2010, US questioned about Pakistan and
China. The Chinese responded that Pakistan is our Israel. Pakistan former
president Pervaiz Musharaf said about this friendship that it is time-tested
and all-weathered  friends. In return ,
Chinese president Jintao referred Pakistan as a good friend and partner.