In political dictionary definition of imperialism is the policy of extending a nation’s authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political hegemony over other nations. If we see role of government of China in our region, Then we can say that China is an emerging imperialist power of our region as she is establishing its economic and political hegemony in our region.
I think when China says that there should be one China and Pakistan supports its stance it is also imperialist behavior. Why Taiwan has no right to be sovereign state separate from China.
China had played very negative role during democratic and radical movement against Ayub Khan. China instructed pro china elements in Pakistan to isolate themselves from this movement, that is why Maulana Abdul hameed Bahshani’ s NAP and its affiliated student wings and trade unions isolated themselves from the movement resulting in regime change with Yahya’s entry.
China put her weight against the PDPA Govt, formed and sponsored militants groups(Shola-e-javed) in Afghanistan, became an ally to the western block along with Pakistan and provided arms to Afghan militant wings. Nowadays her role in Balochistan also is questionable and Baloch nationalist forces have strong reservations against it. China is acquiring control of natural resources of Baluchistan with the help, consent and collaboration of Pakistani military establishment. China’s own record of Human Rights Violation is worst, she never asked Pakistani establishment to stop violation of human rights and exploitation of natural resources in Baluchistan.
China has damaged manufacturing industry of Pakistan . After the free trade agreement, revenues of FBR have been decreased so much due to cuts of duties on Chinese products. Illegal entries and smuggling of Chinese products through Pak China borders are also stripping us of customs and other duties. The very low quality of Chinese products have changed Pakistan into a dumping place for the Chinese scraps. Balance of trade between Pakistan and China is in favour of China. Commerce ministry has admitted that free trade agreement did not benefited Pakistan but China completely.
In many trade deals with china like purchasing of engines for Pakistan railway, Pakistan faced serious loss and internal crisis. Chinese demands extraordinary privileges. An English daily newspaper pointed out this in its exclusive story on its front page about the hydropower project deal with Chinese company.
Our main stream media is imbalanced and hide facts and figures about relations between CHINA and Pakistan. During visit of Chinese prime minister to Pakistan talkshows, analysis and reports in Pakistani media were totally one sided . I write a regular column in a National Urdu news paper, I sent an article on China’ s role in Pakistan which was not allowed to be published by the editor for its content questioning China’s manipulation. I was not surprised at this as I know Urdu media and its readership is very conservative on China-Pakistan relations.