Discussion paper by Dr Kiran Hassan


This discussion paper aims to investigate three questions; how has media engagement between China and Pakistan taken shape under the CPEC canopy? Second, how is it transforming Pakistan’s mediascape and cinematic interactions? Third, how is ‘Islamic’ Pakistan and ‘Communist’ China’s cultural cohabitation evolving? This paper argues that media collaboration emerging through CPEC shows resilience of China-Pakistan ties and that it is an expression of Belt and Road Initiative’s (BRI) broader vision of expanding China’s culture and soft power across the ‘silk road’.

Key words: BRI, CPEC, Media Forum, Islamic culture, Chinese marriage, Karakoram Highway

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