When Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Beijing to take part in a meeting related to the Belt and Road Forum,
the Chinese government did not appoint any minister or national level leader to welcome him. Surprisingly, the junior officer in the Municipal Committee of Beijing City i.e. Ms. Li Lifeng, Deputy Secretary-General, Beijing Municipal Committee of CPPCC, welcomed
him, which is not less than a diplomatic joke in itself.
According to the International Protocol Practice, if the mayor of
Islamabad or Karachi City went onto the official tour to China then, according to the practice, the junior officers, i.e. deputy secretary Lee Lifeng, may be sent to receive them. But, perhaps the Chinese government probably wants to tell Pakistan that the
relations between the two countries have not been equal rather it is like the lender and the lender.
We must tell here that
this is the third tour of Imran Kahn to China in the last 8 months. Earlier in the month of November, Imran went to China for seeking a loan. But despite having a one-week marathon tour, China did not provide any immediate relief, of any kind, to him. Since
then it was indicated that China is not in the mood to spend more dollars indiscriminately on Pakistan. Pakistan will now have to give account for every dollar. Only then China will help Pakistan. China knows that there is currently no country other than China
that will help Pakistan. Clearly, in such a situation, China will take advantage of it.
26 Apr 19/Friday Source:JKNOW