Pakistan ranks Number 1 in China influence index
Pakistan ranks Number 1 in the 82 countries on which China has most influence, says a report called The China Index.
Released by Doublethink Lab, Taiwan, the report measures China's global influence in nine domains: Academia, Domestic Politics, Economy, Foreign Policy, Law Enforcement, Media, Military, Society, and Technology. Each of these domains contains 11 Indicators corresponding to an observable phenomenon of Chinese influence.
Top three domains in Pakistan where China has influence are: Technology, Foreign Policy and Military.
The least influence is in the domains of Society and Law Enforcement.
Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand are at Number 2, Number 3, and Number 4 in the China Index respectively.
You can view the full report here.
Wali Zahid is a longtime China watcher and a Pakistan futurist. An award-winning journalist, he writes on issues of significance to Pakistan and CPEC & BRI.