China`s core interest policy support Pakistan`s policies on Kashmir, keeping Pakistan united, protecting its two-Nation theory vision, restoring Pakistan as welfare state in accordance to protect public, and strengthen nationalism.
By Dr Rizwan Ghani
China’s PM Wen Jiabao visit to Pakistan is going to be a landmark occasion for both states and their people. It is therefore very important to understand China to further deepen Pak-China relationship at state and people-to-people level for sustaining the “unique” relations between both states. China’s adoption of “Peaceful Development” Plan for China’s Economic and Social Development. President Hu Jintao as CPC Secretary General proposed in the plan in 5th Plenary Session of 17th CPC Committee, which was adopted in 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).
China’s foreign policy of peaceful coexistence is part of the plan. It is opined that it is a very different approach from relying on tit-for-tat tactic. Beijing reject’s interference in others’ internal affairs, it will not use or threat to use force, and it would not enter into alliance with any country. Beijing follows the win-win strategy of opening-up and it will never adopt the beggar-thy-neighbor policy. Beijing supports development and protection of common interests and strives to make the pie of common interests improved. Beijing stands for settlement of disputes and conflicts through dialogue and negotiation and by seeking common ground while shelving differences. It has helped to enhance mutual understanding and trust, seek strategic consensus, expand common interests and reduce troubles and setbacks. Islamabad can make us of this policy to help resolve Kashmir issue in accordance to UN Resolutions to bring peace and economic prosperity in the region.
Finally, China has transformed into a mature nation, which is guided by its ideals and visionary leadership, and the changes help understand China better.