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Rizwan Shehzad

The Express Tribune

Published Date: Sep 16, 2014

Common ally: China lauded for avoiding global conflicts


Panellists at a discussion on China’s global role said the
country is increasing its influence in the region and the world while
staying clear of global conflicts.

They were speaking at a seminar on “Changing Dynamics in Global Power
Structure and Role of China” at the Sustainable Development Policy
Institute on Monday.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi said China<br />
has never been aggressive in the last three decades and has played a<br />
moderating role in promoting global peace and economy. He said China has<br />
been an inward-looking country with a very important and remarkable<br />
history of economic transformation. “The scale of transformation—both<br />
visible and invisible—through which it is moving has no match in recent<br />
Fatemi was of the view that Chinese foreign policy was driven by the<br />
philosophy of avoiding conflicts under all circumstances and<br />
concentrating on economic growth and stability. He observed that China<br />
wants to be a team player rather than a team disrupter, adding that it<br />
wishes to play a role less than it is capable of. “It seeks not to<br />
ruffle feathers.”
The last six decades have been remarkable for China, he said, adding<br />
that the first three were spent in bringing reforms in the country and<br />
over 500 million people were pulled out of poverty. In addition, China<br />
is today an economy which controls global economy, he added.
The premier’s adviser said China stood by Pakistan many times and<br />
that all Pakistani leaders, regardless of their political affiliation,<br />
realise this good critical relationship with China and continued it in<br />
their respective tenures.
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