Though China-Pakistan relations have been viewed by both countries as ‘all weather, time-tested’ strategic cooperative partner all along, there are comparative few studies relating to this bilateral relation in the research field of Chinese foreign affairs in China. Considering the extraordinary importance of Pakistan in the integral structure of China’s foreign relations, this kind of phenomenon in the academy of China is quite abnormal. The year 2011 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan. Three are a series of papers relating to China-Pakistan relations published to celebrate this occasion. However, these papers are mainly macro-level studies and focused on the strategic aspects of the bilateral relations, but lacking in in-depth studies for detailed aspects and specific issues in China-Pakistan relations.
 See for example: DU Youkang, ‘Sino-Pakistan Strategic Cooperative Partnership: Mutual Perceptions, Characteristics and Prospects’, South Asian Studies Quarterly, No. 2, 2011; SHEN Dingli, ‘Developing Sino-Pakistan Strategic Relationship in the New Century’, South Asian Studies Quarterly, No. 2, 2011; SUN Hongqi, ‘The 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between China and Pakistan and Its Basic Experience’, Journal of Xuzhou Normal University (Philosophy and Social Science Edition), May 2011; ZHANG Guihong, ‘Pakistan’s Strategic Position and the Future of Sino-Pakistan Relations’, South Asian Studies Quarterly, No. 2, 2011; ZHOU Yushu, ‘A New Analysis of the Relationship between China and Pakistan’, Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University (Philosophy & Social Science), No. 2, 2011; ZHEN Ruixiang, ‘On the Course and Prospect of Sino-Pak Relations’, South Asian Studies Quarterly, No. 4, 2011.