A roundtable discussion titled “An Appraisal of 10 years of Chinese National Congress and Regional Outlook” was organised under the banner of Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR), an Islamabad-based think tank.
The panellists included Professor Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Lecturer NUST; Dr George H Cooke, Diplomatic Historian, Sri-Lanka; Mr Shakeel Ahmad, Political Economist; Mr Carlos Martinez, Independent Researcher & Co-editor of Friends of Socialist China, UK; Dr Tahir Mumtaz Awan, Head of China Study Centre, COMSATS University.
Ms. Sabah Aslam, Executive Director of IICR delivered opening remarks and welcomed the guests and panellists. While addressing the panel, Professor Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Lecturer NUST, said “The future is China, China is the rising superpower, and the Communist Party of China (CPC) has played the main role in achieving such a feat. He further said that Chinese President Xi Jinping is a visionary leader with a global perspective. The policies implemented under his leadership in China are being followed by multiple countries across the world. He asserted that the US openly considers the emerging power China as a threat and is exercising a policy to contain China, counter China, and engage China at strategic diplomatic, and economic levels.