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China–Pakistan relations began in 1950 when Pakistan was among the first countries to end official diplomatic relations with the Republic of China or Taiwan and recognize the PRC. Since then, both countries have placed considerable importance on the maintenance of an extremely close and supportive relationship and the two countries have regularly exchanged high-level visits resulting in a variety of agreements. The PRC has provided economic, military and technical assistance to Pakistan and each considers the other a close strategic ally. The relationship has recently been the subject of renewed attention due to the publication of a new book, The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics, which is the first extensive treatment of the relationship since the 1970s. 950 – Pakistan becomes the third non-communist country, and first Muslim one, to recognize the People’s Republic of China. 1951 – Beijing and Karachi establish diplomatic relations

The Sino-Pakistan Agreement (also known as the Sino-Pakistan Frontier Agreement and Sino-Pak Boundary Agreement) is a 1963 document between the governments of Pakistan and China establishing the border between those countries. It resulted in China ceding over 1,942 square kilometres (750 sq mi) to Pakistan and Pakistan recognizing Chinese sovereignty over hundreds of square kilometers of land in Northern Kashmir and Ladakh. The agreement is controversial, not recognized as legal by India, which also claims sovereignty over part of the land. In addition to increasing tensions with India, the agreement shifted the balance of the Cold War by bringing Pakistan and China closer together while loosening ties between Pakistan and the United States.

Pakistan china friendship:

Pakistan and China are celebrating 2016 as an year of friendship to mark 65 years of diplomatic relations which are constantly moving on an ascending trajectory and gaining strength with the passage of time.

The two countries have prepared a number of events to celebrate the anniversary of their friendship, which is unique in many ways in the recent history of state-to-state and people-to-people relations.

The friendly relationship has been described over the years by the leaderships of the two countries as all-weather, time-tested, deeper than the oceans and higher than Himalayas, sweeter than honey, and lately, as strategic and stronger than steel. These expressions are not simple clichés but truly reflect the strength, depth and maturity of the relationship constructed over the last 65 years.

 


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