Launched in August 2018, China Study Centre is a broader initiative of Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) to bridge the research-policy gap on the issues of global relevance such as trade, technologies, climate change, tourism, business, finance and Pakistan-China relations. The Centre strives to foster research, knowledge and expertise on China, profoundly relevant to our engagement with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

With a large network of universities, government bodies, business and civil society organizations, the Centre aims to promote collaborations, capacity building and technology transfer based on lessons learnt and experiences of China, attributed to their scientific knowledge and policy instruments. This requires a deep insight into Chinese history, culture, and socio-economic contexts. Such an approach is essential to catalyze the active engagement with China to address the economic and development challenges towards achieving sustainable development.

Team Members

Abid Qaiyum Suleri
Executive Director, Senior Research Fellow
Vaqar Ahmed
Joint Executive Director
Hina Aslam
Research Fellow


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Enhance export capacity to cater to Chinese markets, say experts

Experts for building export capacity to meet Chinese markets’ demand

Pak-China FTA

Revised FTA with China ‘silver lining’ for Pakistan

آزاد تجارتی معاہدہ سے پاکستان کو تجارتی خسارہ کم کرنے میں مدد ملے گی، ماہرین

پاکستان اور چین کے مابین آزاد تجارتی معاہدے کے دوسر ے مرحلے کی حتمی منظوری آخری مراحل میں ہے

Second Free Trade Agreement panacea for socio-economic development in Pakistan, says experts

Experts termed revised FTA with China a silver lining for the Pakistan's economy

Experts termed revised FTA with China a silver lining for the Pakistan's economy

Launch of SDPI’s China Study Center is timely, Chinese Ambassador

Belt and Road Initiative – BRI conference on prosperity of South Asia concludes

Experts from Asian countries highlight opportunities, challenges while implementing BRI projects

Greening BRI prioritized by SDPI and Chinese think tanks

A Cautionary Tale

Integrating environmental protection into policy design of CPEC Phase II

Improving financial inclusion in Pakistan under bilateral relations with China

Pakistan China Free Trade Agreement (FTA): where we are and where we are going?

Global trade war: the implications for developing economies

CPEC and regional integration