Review Article China-Pakistan Relations


  • Muhammad Reza Kazimi


Books on China are in. This round began with Henry Kissinger’s On China London, Penguin, 2012 followed by Andrew Small’s The ChinaPakistan Axis London, Hurst, 2015 and now by a Pakistani author Mohammad Yunus with his Awakened China Shakes the World and is now Pakistan’s Mainstay, Islamabad, Institute of Policy Studies, 2015. It surfaces that this is the veteran author’s third book on China, where, as a career diplomat, he enjoyed three postings. The main value of this book is author’s personal observations and experience and his personal interaction with almost all the leaders of the two countries — Mao Zedong, Zhou En Lai, Chen Yi and on the other side Mohammad Ayub Khan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq.