چائنہ کی ایک ایسی کمپنی جہاں ہر صبح فی میل عملے کو اپنے باس کو چومنا پڑ تا ہے

چائنہ کی ایک ایسی کمپنی جہاں ہر صبح فی میل عملے کو اپنے باس کو چومنا پڑ تا ہے

ایک کمپنی جو چائنا کے شہر Tongzhou میں گھریلو استعمال کی مشینری فروخت کرتی ہے، اس کے خاتون عملے کے ارکان کو ہر صبح اپنے مالک کو لازمی طور پر منہ پر چومنا پڑتا ہے،
اور یہ ان کی جاب کا ایک حصہ ہے۔ کمپنی یہ دعوی کرتی ہے کہ ایسا کرنا اس کے عملے کو متحد کرتا ہے اور ایک دوسرے کی مدد کرنے والا بناتا ہے۔

آدھے سے زیادہ کمپنی کا سٹاف لڑکیوں پر مشتمل ہے اور ان سب کو ہر روز صبح 9 بجے سے لیے کر 30 :9 تک لائین میں لگ کر اپنے باس کو چومنا ہوتا ہے
ہر روز صبح تقریب میں ایسا کرنا ضروری ہے اور کمپنی میں رہنے کیلیے یہ ایک شرط ہے۔ ایسا نہ کرنے والے کی کمپنی میں کوئی جگہ نہیں۔ صرف دو خواتین نے ایسا کرنا مناسب نہیں سمجھا اور استیفہ دیا۔

جب باس سے اس بارے میں پوچھا گیا تو اس نے بتایا کہ وہ دنیا کے کئی ملکوں میں گیا ہے حتاکہ اس نے امریکہ میں بھی ایسا دیکھا ہے۔ اس کا کہنا تھا کہ ایسا کرنے سے کمپنی اچھے طرح کام کرتی ہے۔ ایسی کمپنی بہت اچھی آوٹ پٹ دیتی ہے جہاں باس اور عملے کا رشتہ پانی اور مچھلی جیسا ہو۔

CPEC Show – What China Wants

A few days ago, we wrote an article about Gwadar, the capital of CPEC.

In the comments section, Some said it (CPEC) will be a fate-changer for Pakistan. And some said it will bury Pakistan. One thing became crystal-clear after watching all these comments that within Pakistan and around Pakistan rumors are many but facts are few. And perhaps that’s why our friends demanded us that we immediately start CPEC series. So that, myth and fact can be differentiated. So, your wish is my command* Chinese chanting Pakistan Zindabad! *Let’s begin with China. China is investing 60 billion USD on this project (CPEC). Which is a mighty figure as we all know that in current Pakistani conditions investors consider many times before investing in Pakistan. But then why is China investing such a huge sum?”

O Lord, What is This Mystery?”
(a famous verse by Ghalib)

CPEC is basicallly China’s need. In past few years, China has developed magnificently. Tall buildings were made Cities got amazing makeovers. There are so many lights in Shanghai. That it becomes difficult to differentiate Between days and nights. But the focus of most of this development has been in the eastern part of China. If we see China’s photograph taken from space we can see that all these lights are in the eastern side of China. And it is absolutely clear that in the western region, where population density is low, Development is at its lowest. Now, you understand this well When one region gets all the development and one doesn’t. People of the latter areas get heartbroken? Quite like Balochistan in Pakistan. It’s quite similar in Western China. So, a few years ago, China’s establishment decided that From now on, all the focus of development will be in the Western China. But the question was that if giant factories start producing in the western parts of the country where would they sell their products? If those goods need to be transferred to Shanghai or Hong Kong first, It will become too costly. For developing Western China, It was essential to find new markets and new paths (to reach those markets) Six new such paths are being paved as we speak. The most important of which is CPEC .
These are basically six different corridors. This is a himalayan-scale communication network comprising roads, rails, and airports. Which incorporates many industrial projects as well.

Collectively, this project is called OBOB or One Belt One Road. Some of these paths/corridors go northward from China. And reach Europe via Russia. Another corridors reaches Europe through Iran and Turkey. Two corridors are being developed in the east of India. That connect China to Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Thailand etc. But the most important corridor is CPEC.
Which, first connects China to Pakistan And then, from Pakistan to Dubai And the whole Arab world, And then, (it connects China) to the emerging African market. While the Arabs in the gulf have crazy money. Some African countries are also developing rapidly. For instance, Ethiopia’s GDP growth rate is 8%. It is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

China wants to sell its products in the rising African economies. But the problem is that ships take at least two weeks to reach Africa from China. But, if the same goods be sent from China to Gwadar, and from Gwadar to AfricaIt can reach destination within 2-3 days. Besides, China does not want to depend solely on maritime trade. Because Americans rule the blue waters. American aircraft carriers roam around Chinese seas all the time. And, US has huge army installations in China’s neighborhood.

If China depends on the maritime trade only, It will have to rely on US’s good will for keeping trade going. And China will never let that happen!. And this is where we get our answer.
Why is China making this investment in Pakistan.
But another question arises. What benefits will Pakistan reap from CPEC? As China’s western parts are under-developed, Similarly, some Pakistani areas have also been left behind. Especially Balochistan and FATA. It is pivotal for to develop these areas on full-throttle. This is the reason that when China shared the idea of CPEC with Pakistan. The Pakistanis felt that their prayers have been answered.

Pakistan needs to develop industry in the under-developed regions. And the easiest way to do that is CPEC. A network of roads, motorways, railroads and airports etc should be laid. And along these motorways, industrial zones should be developed. And investment should be brought from Turkey and other friendly countries. And an economic revolution should be ignited in the countryIt all sounds brilliant, but it’s not all that simple. There are many question marks, for instance. Who will be most unhappy with Pakistan. Or, how sincere is China with Pakistan? How much debt-load will the Pakistanis take? And, obviously, we also have to check that Which CPEC projects have been completed or near completion. It will take time to answer all these questions.

After US aid cut, why Pakistan shouldn’t rely on China

It comes as no surprise that Pakistani authorities are looking toward China after the US State Department decided to suspend security assistance to Islamabad on Thursday. China has been a close regional ally of Pakistan
for decades and has often provided the South Asian nation with much-needed financial and diplomatic support. Currently, Beijing is spearheading a nearly $60 billion (€50 billion) China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), whichis part of its international One Belt One Road initiative. Pakistani officials say the project would boost the country’s economy
and help alleviate its energy crisis. Now China also has the opportunity to replace the US as Pakistan’s biggest security financier. But it is unclear whether Beijing would be interested in increasing military aid to Islamabad. Also, assuming that China is willing to fill the void left by the US, would its security assistance be equivalent to what Washington had been offering to Islamabad?

Pakistan finds itself in a tight spot after US President Donald Trump’s January 1 tweet, in which he lashed out at the Pakistan for taking billions of dollars in US aid in exchange for “lies and deceit.”

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing
but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

It was not an empty threat. The US State Department on Thursday announced the White House’s decision to suspend security assistance to Pakistan worth around $900 million. State Department spokes woman Heather Nauert said the decision signaled growing frustration in the White House over Pakistan’s failure
to target terrorist networks attacking US troops stationed in Afghanistan. But China’s own concerns about Pakistan-based Islamist militants are no secret. With the US out of the picture, China could actually dictate its terms to the Pakistani military
and government over the extremism issue. What can China offer? A day after Trump’s Pakistan tweet, Geng Shuang, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson, came to Islamabad’s defense. “Pakistan has made great efforts and sacrifices for combating terrorism and made prominent contributions to the cause of international counter terrorism, and the international communitys hould fully recognize this. We welcome Pakistan and other countries’ cooperation on counter terrorism and in other fields on the basis of mutual respect and their joint commitment to the security and stability of the region and the
world. ” Geng said at a press conference this week. “China stands ready to further deepen cooperation with Pakistan in various fields to bring greater benefits to the two peoples.” He added.

But can a strategic partnership with China be a substitute for Pakistan’s ties with the US? After all, US troops are stationed in
Pakistan’s neighborhood, Afghanistan. The US military bases are spread across the region, and Trump is willing to lend more support to Pakistan’s archrival India.
“It is true that China is helping Pakistan a lot, but I do not think it can replace the United States. The US has also not sought to sever bilateral ties completely; it just wants Islamabad to pay heed to its demands,” Hasan Askari, a Lahore-based security analyst told.

According to a South China Morning Post report on Friday, Trump’s decision to cut Islamabad’s aid is an opportunity for Beijing. “In South Asia, there is one clear winner from Donald Trump’s tweet tantrums this week: China, which suddenly finds its leverage over Pakistan multiplying as a result of the US president’s mood swings,” wrote Umair Jamal. “A month ago, Pakistan pulled out of a mega-dam project under the CPEC, citing the tough financial conditions China set for the project. Should Pakistan become more isolated internationally, as Trump has threatened, it would make it far easier for China to advance the project.” Jamal added.

Some experts say that Pakistan will now be at the mercy of China. Previously, Islamabad had leverage over both China and the US regarding jihadis in the region; it has now lost it. Beijing can now force its strictest conditions
on Pakistan in terms of security and economicmatters.