ISLAMABAD – Pakistan launched its first-ever Chinese language weekly newspaper in capital Islamabad this week.

Huashang’s editorial policy is meant to highlight culture, tourism and recreational activities in both countries. It is targeted largely towards Chinese embassy staff, nationals and employees of Chinese companies.

The weekly also boasts an English version to its primarily Chinese publication.

With its head office located in Islamabad, Huashang publishes 5000 copies every week, with the publication hitting 60,000 readers this past week as the newspaper released its 21st edition in Pakistan, hoping for a bright future for Chinese language journalism in Pakistan.

The newspaper’s Facebook page states that it was launched following the “One Belt One Road” initiative, with an aim to advance “enterprise-depth cooperation between China and Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”.

Huashang’s chief editor told BBC Urdu that the newspaper is particularly working on business in Pakistan and China.