Vol. 5 No. 1 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs


Published 2022-03-23


The Sino-Pakistan relationship is the epitome of enduring and time-tested friendships, despite the diverse culture and social system. Soon after the formation of the Peoples Republic of China, Pakistan recognized the PRC and established diplomatic relations with it in 1951. The Sino-Pakistan all-weather friendship is manifested in cultural exchange programs that have enhanced people-to-people contact between the two countries. With the establishment of formal diplomatic ties between the two countries in 1951, cultural linkages started to grow. Pakistan and China enjoy a sevendecade-old friendship. The promotion of cultural communication between the peoples of the two countries has been one of the areas of focus. This research paper seeks to examine the cultural linkage between China and Pakistan. Religious coexistence, ceremonial, social stratification among genders, socialization, arts, graphics, and architecture characterizes the cultures of the two countries. Over the past decade, the two countries have taken concrete measures to promote cultural linkages between them. Initiatives have been taken to promote cultural connections between the peoples of the two countries under the CPEC, which is a flagship project of BRI. The study focuses on both cultures, analyzing historical connections and the most recent trends in cultural ties between the PRC and Pakistan.