Posted on December 18, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Economy & Development, Foreign Relations
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25 responses to “Number of the Day: 15,000,000,000”

  1. banjara286 says:

    najam sethi’s analysis on this. i believe that, like me, he too needs a basic course in economics.

    http://www.dunyanews.tv/index.php?key=Q2F0SUQ9cHYj SUQ9Mzc3I2ZMYWc9ZXAuMzY2MyxwYXJ0LjEscGRhdGUuMjAxMC 0xMi0yMA==

  2. Zubair says:

    The Chinese are smart. They make investments not aid that is why they are so much preferred by people all over the developing countries. In Africa, in Latin America and in Asia the Chinese way of investment has raised economies so much more than the US style of aid etc.

  3. Qadir says:

    The issue is not the amount. The real thing is that these are investments in the real economy of Pakistan.

    By the way, why do these Indian commentators keep popping up to spin things with false names. How pathetic.

  4. Qasim says:

    The amount does not matter, but the mood matters more. Just the difference in the tone of these meetings and the ones with the US should be studied. Tells you a whole lot about the difference in the two relationships.

  5. Hermoon Gill says:

    Adil,
    As much as we always talk about Chinese’s benevolence and their investment in Pakistan as a one -way traffic but its not like that.Sometime ago I came across something very interesting and thought provoking.

    Very few people mention that what Pakistan has done for China in the past cannot be repaid in the shape of building power plants and dams.
    In 1961,when China had just suffered humiliation at the hands of Soviet Union and West had completely shunned China,it was Pakistan who went all out to help China by first seceding a large chunk of its own territory,Aksai Chin,and later launching a campaign at the UN for China’s inclusion.

    Later on in 1971,when America had long closed its doors to China,Pakistan helped both countries restore ties by facilitating Henry Kissinger’s trip to China via Rawalpindi.
    The Chinese have not forgotten all these efforts by Pakistan and are trying to repay the favors by all means that they can.
    Today Pakistan is helping China open up its Western region for trade and communication by facilitating China use the Gawadar Port.