Vol. 5 No. 2 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs
Articles

THE CHINA TRADE MODEL IN THE AMBIT OF BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE PAKISTAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW PERSPECTIVE

Published 2022-06-29

Abstract

This paper focuses on Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) arrangements between China and member countries particularly the Pakistan ambitions in a domestic as well as international scenario. It takes into consideration the Chinese trade policies under which the BRI is placed. The paper brings to light the relevancy and efficiency of the application of domestic vis a vis international laws. More specifically, this paper focuses on some imperative issues and the possible solutions for Pakistan including tripole politics of USA, INIDIA and AFGHANISTAN, counter state terrorism, high tariffs and restricted access to the Pakistani products in Chinese markets and low competency of Pakistani domestic manufacturing industry. The discussion on imperative issues is followed by a number of sources of legal channels in connection with BRI including trade and investment laws, constitutional laws and the counter terrorism laws. The main purpose of this paper is to highlight the main legal and social concerns of Pakistan in the ambit of BRI and not to pose the BRI investment in Pakistan as a threat to local industry nor a risk to the security concerns of Pakistan. The current research is going further to unveil the legal and policy challenges for Pakistan which have not discussed previously. The qualitative research approach is applied during the data analysis and findings. This study further adopts descriptive and analytical research processes in order to find out the success ratio of BRI arrangements in Pakistan.