Pak-China cultural, educational corridor need of hour

Staff Reporter

Research based think tank MUSLIM Institute organizes Round Table Discussion titled: “Pakistan China Relations: Academic & Socio-Cultural Perspectives”. The purpose of the seminar was to draw the attention of different intellectuals, scholars and academicians for practical recommendations on the very subject. VC Air University, Air Vice Marshal (R) Faaiz Amir presided the RTD.
While Dean, School of International Education, Yunnan University, China Prof. Li Wei, Director Confucius Institute, Dr. Zhang Daojian, Former President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Zafar Bakhtawar, CEO China Pakistan Educational Cultural Institute, Mr. Ma Heju, Incharge China Study Centre COMSATS University, Islamabad, Mr. Tanvir Jafri and Public Relations Coordinator of MUSLIM Institute, Tahir Mehmood shared their views. Speakers emphasized that the topic is very relevant, dynamic with the changing geo-political scenario. Speakers came into light multiple interesting impacts regarding cordial relationship between the two countries.
One of these amazing facts is that out of total 65 countries connected under the OBOR project, 55 are Muslim countries. It manifests a deep sense of Chinese trust in Muslim world. With these growing engagements in the field of science and technology especially infrastructural projects included in CPEC, government of both the countries need to pay attention towards cultural sensitivity of both the nations. We have to recognize and understand different cultural sensitivities between us.
When two civilizations interact at large scale, there is a fear of amalgamation of smaller one into the larger one and where each civilization has to be cautious about the cultural sensitivities especially that of smaller civilization. If proper measures are not adopted, we are at the risk of cultural degradation.

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