Noticias de Rupia | Nouvelles de Roupie | Rupiennachrichten | ??????? ????? | ???? | Roepienieuws | Rupi Nyheter | ??????? | Notizie di Rupia | PAKISTAN LEDGER | ???????? ????? | Moin Ansari | ???? ??????? | DefensebriefsIntellibriefs Translate to: RSS feed: | RUPEE NEWS | October 18th, 2008 | Moin Ansari | ???? ??????? | ????? ????? | By all accounts President Zardari’s trip to China was successful. However, every Pakistani leader’s tip to China is successful. Everytime the friendship brings new and long lasting business and technological deals. The relationship is not transactional, does not come with strings and does not come with “do more” mantras. Both countries have helped each other and continue to assist each other.
If friendship is coming to the help of an ally in times of need, then China has proved it several times over and through the decades. The friendship is a two way relationship. In the 50s Pakistan organized its border with China to the benifit of the Chinese allowing its access to Tibet. This chunk of territory given to China allowed it to not only consolidate the national unity of the country but also allowed it to give India a thrashing in 1962. This brilliant negotiation with China gave Pakistan long lasting peace with China. India was unable to and has been unable to resolve any border disputes with China or any of its neighbors. Pakistan’s historic boundary deal with China allowed the Chinese to consolidate their country.
In the 70s Pakistan was the bridge that enabled the US to create a relationship with Beijing. The American diplomats used Pakistani airports and planes to reach China and were accompanied by Pakistani diplomats. At the time Beijing was totally isolated and recognized by two countries int he world, Pakistan and Albania.
Pakistan broke China’s isolation and was instrumental is ensuring the China got its rightful place as part of the Security Council of the United Nations.
In the 80s China was began its journey at manufacturing excellence. It was under sanctions by most Western nations, and Pakistan was used as a bridge to build some of the factories in China.
In the 90s China was totally dependent on Russian armaments. China did not have any access to Western technology. Pakistan and China began developing the JF-17 Thunder. Pakistan was one of the few Non-Western countries that had access to the latest American technology; from the F-86 Sabers to the F-104s to the F-16s. This experience was invaluable to the Chinese, who could not have gotten this knowledge and experience from anywhere else. Pakistan provided the technical knowledge, information, and requirements to build a new plane. By this time China had acquired the design of the failed Lavi Israeli fighter, but it did not provide the Chinese the know how to develop new technologies. Pakistan provided the Chinese with this help. Reverse Engineering was used to build a new aircraft tin record speed. The JF-17 Thunder was born. The US is so curious about this plane that it has asked Pakistan to participate in a joint exercise with Pakistan.
In the new century China needs two things–energy and access to the warm waters of the Arabian sea. Pakistan is the crucial link that provides and will provide both to China.
There is absolute consensus in Pakistan–across the the political spectrum on friendship with China. If there is anything the Pakistanis agree on, it is friendship with China. This is evident by the hospitality and the reception given to Chinese, any Chinese in Pakistan. When a Chinese leader visits Pakistan, he is accorded a royal and grand welcome accorded to only one other country in the world–Saudi Arabia. The receptions for the Chinese are not a government affair, they are welcome accorded by the Pakistani nation to the Chinese nation. This record of friendship is unprecedented in this history of nations.
The relationship between China and Pakistan is of course a two way street. Pakistan is the only country in the world with which China has a Free Trade Agrement (FTA). The deals signed are not for the world pres, but for a long lasting relationship. Pakistani Gwador to China links threaten Indian Chahbahar links to Kabul via Iran
China has privately agreed to follow a “step-by-step” approach to fulfilling Pakistan’s aspiration for an expanded nuclear energy program, rather than sign an ambitious civil nuclear program of the kind recently struck between the U.S. and India, senior Pakistani and Western officials said on Thursday.
Private discussions are believed to have been held on expanded nuclear cooperation between Pakistan’s president Asif Ali Zardari and Chinese leaders during Zardari’s four-day visit to China, which began Tuesday.
A senior Pakistani government official, familiar with discussions between Zardari and Chinese officials, claimed Thursday that China had agreed to “consider further nuclear power reactors to fulfill our needs. The relationship (on the nuclear issue) remains intact”. Speaking to CBS News on condition of anonymity, the official added, “there is now a complete understanding on our future cooperation”. (CBS) The following was written by CBS News’ Farhan Bokhari, reporting from Islamabad.
Pakistan already has a Nuclear deal with China: It goes way beyond any other nuclear deal in the world. Indian media in a pre-orchestrated scheme is trying to portend failure by raising expectation on a Beijing-Islamabad deal
China helped Pakistan in developing its Nuclear program. though Pakistan’s program is Uranium based–different that that of China. Pakistan already has a nuclear deal. China already has setup two nuclear power plants Chasnupp 1 (300 MW) and Chasnupp 2 (300 MW). The Chashma Nuclear Power Plant is located at Chashma, Punjab, Pakistan. It consists of Chashma Nuclear Power Plant I (CHASNUPP-1) and Chashma Nuclear Power Plant II (CHASNUPP-2). CHASNUPP-3 (600MW under construction) and CHASNUPP-4 (2000 MW planned to be completed before 2030) are in the planning stages. China does not make any 1000 MW plants, so the Chasnupp 4 and Chasnupp 5 etc will be much larger plants beginning in 2010. A series of these will be constructed within the next five years. However this will not done be done under floodlights and hoopla. Pakistan’s Nuclear deal with the USA is like the American Nuclear deal with Israel. The Chinese help to the Pakistanis is like the assistance the US provided to Britain and then to France to help their Nuclear programs. Pakistan is not the proliferator of Nuclear weapons, it takes the brunt of the blame for nonsensical and vindictive blame game.
Pakistani official who spoke to CBS News on condition of anonymity said China is eager to avoid a direct confrontation with the West on its nuclear energy cooperation with Pakistan. “China is not seeking a head-on clash with anyone. It wants to broaden its relations with Pakistan but without the risk of a stiff U.S. reaction,” said the official.(CBS) The following was written by CBS News’ Farhan Bokhari, reporting from Islamabad.
Indian Nuclear deal and Jimmy Carters words of wisdom The US Nuclear deal with India is a way of entrapping the Indians and making them feel good. By denying the Nuclear technology to Pakistan, the US knows that Pakistan already has access to much of it through China. Ameirican 123 vice trap for India: The jaw keeps getting tighter
- Pakistan-China-Russia:- An historic realignment
- Gwadar to China:- Trade lessons from the 5000 yr old Pakistani Indus Valley Civilization: The Harrappan Trade Corridor within the IVC (Dilmin, Mekan) and beyond is now being resurrected again
- Sino-India relationship and Pakistan
China has helped Pakistan is some of the basic models of the missiles by establishing the Heavy Mechanical Complex. Pakistan also used Korean technology to build its basic missiles. Its cruse missile uses ingredients of the US cruise missile. The Today Pakistan’s Nuclear and missile program has reached a maturity of technological independence propelled by self reliance and indigenous production.
Now Pakistan is using Turkish and Chinese Technology to build its space exploration and Satellite navigation programs. Compared to its neighbor the Indian missile program is a total fiasco with Trishul, Agni Nag all being scrapped. Indian’s Arjun tanks is also a bust while Pakistan’s Al Khalid a a roaring success. The Al Khalid Tank is abased upon Ukranian and Russian prototypes. However the Al Khalid has gone way beyond basic Ukranian designs. Pakistan’s missile program Hataf, Shaheen, Abdali are a conglomeration of various older technologies , Russian, Chinese, Korean and American. All put together by Pakistani entrepreneurship. While the LCA is still in the design phase, Pakistan is now developing the J-10 and the J-11 which are built on the basic Mig 29 designs.
Chinese companies offer $5bn investment
BEIJING, Oct 17: Chinese entrepreneurs have offered to invest $5 billion in Pakistan’s defence, banking, oil exploration and mining sectors, develop Thar coal, build Bhasha and Kohala dams and launch PakSat-1R in 2011. The offers were made during meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari, who concluded his four-day official visit and left for Pakistan on Friday.
Heads of the business delegations said they were ready to intensify cooperation in defence production, oil and gas, energy, poly-technologies, electronics, hydropower generation and other sectors.
They took deep interest in business, trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan.
Among leading industrialists and business tycoons who called on President Zardari at the State Guest House included chairman of Northern Industries Ma Zhigeng, chairman of Poly Technologies Zhang Liansheng, chairman of the CETC Yan Lijin, president of Sinohydro Fan Jixiang and Liu Minkang of the Chinese Banking and Regulatory Authority.
A delegation of China International Water and Electricity Corporation (CWE) met President Zardari and offered to invest $1.7 billion in Bhasha and Kohala dams.
“We just met President Zardari and the talks focused on Bhasha and Kohala dams,” the deputy general manager of CWE, Jin Zheping, told the media after the meeting. Mr Jin said CWE was involved in “conceptual development” of Bhasha dam with Chinese hydroelectric power generating groups and also with Wapda, adding that an MoU had already been signed.
Mr Jin said the president had told the delegation that the government wanted Chinese entrepreneurs to visit Pakistan to acquaint themselves with the investment climate. Ma Zhigeng, the chairman of Norinco, offered cooperation of his company in oil exploration and defence production sectors.
He said that new ventures in oil and gas sectors were also discussed during the meeting with the president.He said that the company had already invested $30 million in oil exploration which would be further increased. The Chairman of Poly Technologies, Zhang Liansheng, offered technical assistance and investment in oil exploration and generation of electricity from coal-fired power plants.
He said his company could also play an important role in expanding bilateral cooperation in media and education. The business leaders said Chinese banks would set up branches in Pakistan to take advantage of the country’s economic growth potential. Chinese technology exports to Pakistan: JF-17 Thunder, J-10s, J-11s
SATELLITE LAUNCH: Earlier a spokesman of the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), the space industry concern, said that a Long March 3B rocket would be used to put the satellite into orbit. It will be launched from the Xichang satellite launch centre in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.
The company said ground control facilities for the satellite would be delivered to Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) after it entered into orbit.
The satellite will have a lifespan of 15 years and Pakistan will use it for domestic telecommunication and broadcast services.The president was seen off at the airport by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue.
During his four-day stay, President Zardari held talks with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao on issues of regional and international concern.
The talks focused on strengthening Pakistan-China strategic partnership and cooperation in trade, investment, defense, banking sector and science and technology.The president also met the Chairman of the National People’s Congress, Wu Bangguo, and the Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Jia Qingling.
Business executives, heads of financial institutions and corporate leaders called on Mr Zardari.