is part of China’s larger “One Belt, One Road” economic initiative designed to build new infrastructure and trade networks seamlessly linking China with Asia, Africa, and Europe and help shape economic globalization towards the Chinese
model. Africa and others are reaping initial naive however meagre economic benefits, but there is no doubt that China’s interest in the continent goes beyond mere philanthropy. Chinese companies get new business investments, banking revivals and the
country as a whole gets steady access to gorge on much needed natural resources. Beyond these obvious gains, which are by far very one-sided than mutual however, China also receives a number of less easily quantifiable benefits. Yong Deng, an Associate
Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, spoke about these benefits, stating that, “China feels that it is entitled to a Great Power status, so maintaining that in a global world order is always
a long-term foreign policy goal.” According to Deng, China is providing Pakistan with a vast amount of investment, military equipment, and expertise in order to make CPEC, and other imperialist projects to succeed, so much in so that in some operations
Chinese helicopter gunships and commandos are directly involved in the aggression against the Baloch people, according to sources. This explains the stakes, which are high for China, evidently so in sour contrast to interests of Baloch people and Pakistan
as a state.
Restitutions or Another China-Pakistan Military Gibberish
One fine day China wakes up to being cognizant of economic viability of multitudes of projects aimed at Asia-Africa, at expense of Pakistan’s Geography & demography available to play
in, is as plausible as the old time proverb “sau chuhe kha ke billi hajj ko chali(After killing/eating 100 mice, the cat feints pilgrimage)”.
Pakistan Army has apparently not studied what has been the African, South east Asian and Latin American experience with seemingly benign Chinese investments. Closer by, Sri Lanka has been left with Chinese-built projects in and
around Hambantota that are now white elephants and a financial drained. Indonesia was promised assistance of $24 billion in 2005. Fourteen years later, less than 10% is available. Chinese have already begun to seek tax exemptions in Pakistan that could mean
a loss of revenue as well as going back on various “bed of roses” projects aligned with Pakistani population’s interests. Various projects have been halted, scrapped & diluted while projects in line with Chinese interests have been strong
to continue since thence.