November 13, 2011

Pakistan Culture Exhibition in Beijing concludes

Pakistan Culture Exhibition concluded here in Beijing Friday, attracting a large number art and culture lovers showing keen interest in the history and culture of Pakistan.The exhibition was opened at Go Trues Art Museum on November 3 and was attended by nearly 400 guests, including party secretary of Chinese Ministry of Culture Zhang Aiping and Ambassador Masood Khan, says a message received here from Beijing.The unique items put on display at the exhibition included historical photos, showing history of the development of Sino-Pakistani relationship and outstanding pieces of Pakistan architecture and scenic spots. It also included 150 items of Pakistani artifices and handicrafts.

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November 10, 2011

Pakistan, China to hold military drills next week

Pakistan, China to hold military drills next week

The exercise, named YOUYI (Friendship), will begin on November 16 and continue for two weeks.
The joint exercise is aimed at mutual exchange of experience and information through a comprehensive training program in real time, the sources said.
The exercise will encompass techniques and procedures involved in Low Intensity Conflict Operations (LIC) environment. This joint interaction in form of military exercise aims at sharing and enhancing expertise of both the armies in countering terrorism.

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November 9, 2011

PAF and Chinese pilots on Sukhoi aircraft


PAKISTAN DEFENCE NEWS BLOG: Pakistan Air Force on Sukhoi in China

November 7, 2011

China to give tech help to Pakistan

Chinese President Hu Jintao.China is to collaborate with Pakistan in building some science and technology projects and in joint research. The 17th Session of the China-Pakistan Joint Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation concluded in Beijing on Friday. Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar of Pakistan and Chinese Vice Minister for Science and Technology Cao Jianlin held discussions.

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November 7, 2011

Pakistan, China agree to expand economic, defence cooperation

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday expressed their resolve to further strengthen bilateral ties in economic, defence and energy sectors for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

The two leaders who met on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation here discussed issues of strategic and economic cooperation between their countries.

They discussed the matters relating to agriculture, power generation and finance besides reviewing progress in Sino-Pak bilateral ties.

Both reviewed strategic and defence cooperation besides exchanging views on trade cooperation.

The two sides also discussed the means to carry out projects of communication including railway and road links and fibre optic.

Prime Minister Gilani sought investment by Chinese companies in Pakistan’s various areas and stressed the need for making efforts to realise the full potential of bilateral trade.

Premier Wen assured Prime Minister Gilani of China’s commitment to further strengthen its relations with Pakistan in all fields.

Both leaders were of the view that the two nations were against terrorism and would continue to cooperate with each other to eliminate this threat.

Gilani said it was time to address the global economic crisis and find out a way to counter its impact on growing economies.

During the meeting the two leaders also noted that both Pakistan and China share similar views on important regional and global issues and will continue to extend support to each other on all levels.

They also agreed on exploiting the full potential of the two business communities to boost their economy and trade.

Pakistan, China agree to expand economic, defence cooperation | Pakistan | DAWN.COM

November 7, 2011

China to turn 2 towns near Pakistan into financial hubs


China has worked out policies to transform two western border towns into key financial and manufacturing hubs connecting the country’s inland areas with neighbouring central and south Asian countries, particularly Kazakhstan and Pakistan, officials and experts said.
The State Council, China’s Cabinet, announced in October a plan to  set up two economic zones in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The  move is expected to bring prosperity to the relatively poor Xinjiang and shift the country’s opening-up strategy from focusing on eastern coastal regions to a more balanced approach that also emphasizes the land-locked west.

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November 3, 2011

China’s aid to Pakistan shows true friendship

Beijing – Despite difficulties, a 50-member medical team from China is working hard to help flood victims in Pakistan, who are deeply moved by the efforts of the medical team members.
Liu Minghua, head of the Chinese medical team, said they arrived on Oct. 21 in the flood-stricken Kunri town about 320 kilometers east of Karachi, one of the largest cities in Pakistan. Due to the severely flooded roadways and the urgency of their tasks, the medical team members, who did not have enough rations, had to satisfy their hunger by drinking mineral water and eating instant noodles and peanuts.
Although the flood-hit Kunri did not lose order, various diseases were still threatening the health of local residents. Upon arriving there, the medical team members quickly set up a simple tent hospital consisting of the essential departments of gynecology and obstetrics, pediatrics, dermatology and gastroenterology, and then devoted themselves into saving the lives of flood victims.
They have also used high-tech remote medical devices to provide emergency medical services to critically ill patients far away. So far, the Chinese medical team has treated more than 1,200 patients in Pakistan.
To respect local social and religious customs of Pakistan as a Muslim country, the medical services team has specifically included 14 female doctors. To popularize health and cultural information and eliminate the sources of infectious diseases, the team has also provided local doctors with special training and taught disaster-hit people good health habits.
Liu said that the medical services team has taken on the commitments made by China and aimed to promote China-Pakistan relations. Therefore, the medical services team has not only combated diseases in disaster-hit areas but it has also tried to eliminate the sources of diseases.
They are making efforts to postpone and prevent the spread and proliferation of diseases by offering children in disaster-hit areas health and cultural education, helping to establish basic medical services facilities and continuously increasing health awareness.

Although China’s medical services team faces tough living and working conditions and cannot adapt well to local hot and dry climate and even have no access to hot water, none of the team has ever complained.
The Chinese medical team not only treated the patients but also carried out practical things to improve the flood-stricken people’s education and cultural life. The medical team sent a special group to visit a women’s needlework school of the disaster area, gave the school milk powder as a gift, and also carried out physical examinations for the Pakistani officers, soldiers and their family members.
In order to eliminate mosquitoes and pests thoroughly, the medical team not only carried out disinfection and sterilizing activities in Pakistani military camps and the settlement sites of the flood-stricken people but also presented eight sterilizing equipment as well as the disinfectant to the Pakistani side.
One special focus of the Chinese team’s efforts is disease prevention. The team chose 12 Pakistani officers and soldiers with medical foundations and gave them disinfection and sterilizing trainings so that they could inherit the Chinese medical skills. For the kids of the flood-stricken area, the medical team also prepared some stationery, bags and toys for some school age children of the settlement sites.
The Chinese medical team’s spirit of utter devotion deeply touched the local flood-stricken people. Some Pakistani patients held the hands of the members of the team and said with tears in their eyes, "you are so nice. We hope you stay and don’t go."

China’s aid to Pakistan shows true friendship – People’s Daily Online

November 2, 2011

Senior Chinese legislator pledges continuous support for Pakistan’s efforts in safeguarding sovereignty, independence


A senior legislator on Tuesday met with a delegation of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (Pakistan Movement for Justice), saying China will continue its support for Pakistan’s efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty and independence.

Ismail Tiliwaldi, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, made the remark while meeting with Imran Khan, chairman of the Tehrik-e-Insaf, a Pakistani political party.

Tiliwaldi praised the sound and stable development of bilateral relations over the past 60 years, saying that China and Pakistan are "good neighbors, friends and partners."

China highly appreciates Pakistan’s long-term support on issues concerning China’s core interests, he said, adding that China will continue to support Pakistan’s efforts to promote peace and stability, as well as safeguard its own sovereignty and independence.

Khan spoke highly of bilateral relations and thanked China for its consistent support to Pakistan in international and regional affairs.

Pakistan hopes to learn from China’s development experience and boost the development of the friendship between the two countries, he added.

The delegation is visiting China at the invitation of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Senior Chinese legislator pledges continuous support for Pakistan’s efforts in safeguarding sovereignty, independence

November 2, 2011

Chinese army medical staff’s services praised

Corps Commander Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahirul Islam has praised the services of the military contingent of People’s Liberation Army, China following the rains and floods in the province this year.
According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the corps commander, , during his visit to a the Chinese army hospital near Kunri on Tuesday, paid rich tributes to the medical staff including 16 doctors and over 30 nursing personnel, saying their services are the “talk of the town”.
Lt Gen Islam was briefed in detail about the services contributed by the Chinese mission.
The corps commander thanked the Chinese people and the government and the People’s Liberation Army on behalf of the Pakistani army, the government and the flood survivors for exemplary humanitarian services.
The Chinese group commander also thanked the corps commander and his troops for tremendous hospitality through out their stay in Sindh. The Chinese medical team handed over more than 40 tonnes medicines for the survivors.
It is worth mentoring that last year China donated a field medical hospital as well. General Officer Commanding Major General Anwar Ali Hyder and other senior military officers accompanied the corps commander during his visit.

Chinese army medical staff’s services praised | Pakistan Today | Latest news, Breaking news, Pakistan News, World news, business, sport and multimedia

November 1, 2011

China’s CRBC donates RMB 1mn for flood affectees of Pakistan



China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) Tuesday donated 1 million Chinese Yuan for the flood affected people of Pakistan.

The Vice President of CRBC Liu Hong while handing over the Cheque to Ambassador Masood Khan here at the Pakistan Embassy said that the Chinese people and government received the tragedy with sorrow that caused great loss to Pakistani people and also broke our hearts.

The disaster would not stop the resilient and brave Pakistani people’s march for pursuing economic prosperity.

He said that last year his organization donated US$ 150,000 to Pakistan Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund.

Through years of co-operation in different projects, CRBC has already cultivated deep friendship with Pakistan, Liu observed.

He said that we are very proud and honoured that CRBC could participate in the Karakorum Highway (KKH) improvement project that connects China and Pakistan with economic, political and strategic importance.

He further said it is a happy augury to note that the supplemental commercial contract for the KKH Realignment Project has also been signed after mutual efforts by the two countries.

Earlier, Ambassador Masood Khan while expressing thanks to Liu Hong for CRBC’s financial assistance on behalf of the people of Pakistan and the government for the flood affectees in southern Pakistan said that this gesture will bring smiles on the faces of the people facing this natural calamity.

He said CRBC was working on the expansion of KKH, the main artery of road communication between Pakistan and China which on completion will bring prosperity to the region.

Terming Liu a great friend of Pakistan, Ambassador Khan appreciated the gesture of relief assistance from CRBC.

He said unfortunately this year’s floods have also affected the southern part of Pakistan and caused widespread devastation there.

He praised CRBC for helping Pakistan to solve one of the most serious disasters in Pakistan which was the Ataabad Lake and the company’s efforts towards reconstruction of KKH, the friendship highway between the two countries.

Ambassador Masood Khan said that when the project is completed, the KKH will become an all-weather road with no interruption of transportation between Pakistan and China.

China’s CRBC donates RMB 1mn for flood affectees of Pakistan