China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: China's Strategic Ambition

*Septyanto Galan Prakoso  -  Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Andriyansyah Perdana Murtyantoro  -  Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Meisya Putri Intan Cahyani  -  Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
Received: 26 Mar 2019; Revised: 13 Nov 2019; Accepted: 23 Nov 2019; Published: 11 Jan 2020; Available online: 27 Nov 2019.
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China’s Silk Road concept known as Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) by Xi Jinping aims at strengthening China’s economic power. One part of the initiative is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Using a qualitative descriptive method, we attempt to explain how China and Pakistan integrate themselves in several aspects such as economic, military and politics. The CPEC establishment falls under the intention of both countries to gain more advantage in several aspects. The main objective of this journal is to explain non-economic and also economic interests behind China and Pakistan relations especially China’s strategic and geopolitical interests. This journal also analyzes Chinese counter-measures against Indian influence in the Indian Ocean. The conclusion of this research shows that China gain more benefits from CPEC especially after the deployment of China’s Navy into the Gwadar Sea Port. 


Keywords: China’s Strategic Ambition; Geopolitical Interests; Economic and Military Cooperation; Economic Corridor

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