Economic recession of 2009 marked the end of the US dominance in
the world. The subsequent period brought transition in the global
order. China stepped forward by taking “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)”, establishing
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and creating alternative forums to engage
various regions by assuming a global role. Chinese
World Order here is not aimed at referring to the world
dominated by China but Chinese sphere of influence with
its greater role. Pakistan’s profile has improved with
success against terrorism, Chinese investment and
interest by other countries to invest under China
Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). CPEC is a
flagship project of BRI which enables Pakistan’s growth
and extend it economic integration with China.
Pakistan’s close partnership with China enables it to
play a greater political role in South Asia, Central Asia,
Middle East, the Islamic world and the world at large.
1-Hafiz Muhammad Shahzad Qasim PhD Scholar, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Noor Fatima Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science and International Relation, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Musharaf Iqbal Assistant Professor (visiting), International Islamic university Islamabad, Pakistan.
Belt and Road Initiative, Economic Recession, Chinese Sphere of Influence, Chinese World Order, New World Order, Global Governance