Skip to main content

Pak-China relations bulwark against hegemonism in region: Rabbani


ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Monday said Pakistan-China relations were a bulwark against hegemonism in the region as there had been attempts at regime change and to impose India as the regional policeman by the United States.

The ties between the two countries were a demonstration of the “Asian dream”, he said speaking as chief guest at the launch of Chinese language classes and a publication “CPEC : Facts versus Fiction here. The function was organized by the Pakistan-China Institute in collaboration with the JS Group.

He welcomed the launch of the Chinese language classes, which he said, would facilitate business ties between Pakistan and China.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing said the Pakistan-China relations were achieving new heights and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the manifestation of that bond. China had always stood by Pakistan just as Pakistan stood by China, which, he termed, an “all weather” friendship between “iron brothers”.

Founder of Pakistan-China Institute Senator Mushahid Hussain said there had been deliberate attempts to create misconceptions about the CPEC, in which India and its western patrons were playing a prominent part. The reason for that, he said, was geo-political since there was an attempt to build up India as a counterweight to China with baseless propaganda about the “China Threat”.

Mushahid said Pakistan welcomed the peaceful rise and development of China, which was a source of strength for it.

Responding to a question about the CPEC, he said when the Corridor was launched in 2013, Pakistan was perceived to be isolated, terror stricken and a ‘failing state’. China helped to counter that false narrative by its massive investment of $ 50 billion on the CPEC, he added.

He said the CPEC gave a boost to the Pakistani people and it was a vote of confidence in the future of Pakistan and an investment in the future prosperity of Pakistan and its people.

Mushahid Hussain said the CPEC was already producing results. Pakistan’s international image had changed as the country had become a pivotal player in the region. It had registered the highest growth rate in 10 years. The projects like Gwadar port and Thar coal had not only been revived but were thriving and the Western Route was being built on schedule, he added.

He said the CPEC was translating into reality what Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had correctly predicted 70 years ago in an interview with an American publication that “Pakistan would be the pivot of the world placed on the frontier where the future geo-politics of the world will revolve”.

Chairman J.S. Group Jehangir Siddiqui said that “We have planned to organize conferences in Pakistan and China where they would provide a platform for Chinese and Pakistani companies to promote Chinese language classes in Karachi as well.”


Popular posts from this blog

Balochistan to establish first medical university

The Newspaper's Staff CorrespondentOctober 25, 2017QUETTA: The provincial cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft for establishing a medical university in Balochistan.Health minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch made the announcement while speaking at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.“The cabinet has approved the draft of the medical university which would be presented in the current session of the Balochistan Assembly,” he said, adding with the assembly’s approval the Bolan Medical College would be converted into a medical university.Published in Dawn, October 25th, 2017

China’s 'Digital Silk Road': Pitfalls Among High Hopes

Will information and communication technologies help China realize its Digital Silk Road?By Wenyuan WuNovember 03, 2017In his speech at the opening ceremony of China’s 19th Party Congress, President Xi Jinping depicted China as a model of scientific and harmonious development for developing nations. Xi’s China wants to engage the world through commerce but also through environmental protection and technological advancement. This includes Beijing’s efforts to fight climate change with information and communication technologies (ICTs) that it plans to export along its “One Belt One Road” initiative (OBOR). Xi may have ambitious plans, but could China be throwing up obstacles in its own way?In his speech, the Chinese president emphasized the need to modernize the country’s environmental protections. The Chinese state is taking an “ecological civilization” approach to development and diplomacy, with a natio…

Germany’s Siemens sets up Belt and Road office in Beijing
Germany’s Siemens sets up Belt and Road office in Beijingby Janne Suokas Mar 23, 2018 15:20 TRADEINVESTMENTBELT AND ROAD INITIATIVEGerman industrial and engineering group Siemens will set up a Belt and Road office in Beijing. surberFlickrCC BY 2.0
German industrial and engineering group Siemens will set up an office in Beijing to boost international cooperation under China’s Belt and Road initiative, the company said on Friday.The move will help strengthen Siemens’ cooperation with Chinese and international companies and expand business opportunities brought about by the Belt and Road initiative, according to the company’s statement.The Belt and Road initiative is China’s ambitious project to boost trade and infrastructure investment in more than 65 countries along the ancient Silk Road trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa.Siemens said it had already partnered with hundreds of Chinese companies in overse…