Comments on: In Afghanistan, China extends its reach Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: D. Jessy Sun, 18 Oct 2009 03:27:40 +0000 I chuckle every time I see or hear the unthinking comments about how much better off the former communist countries are since they embraced capitalism. I suggest you do a little more serious research.
East european countries like Romania, Hungary, Checks and E Germans had free medical, adequate housing at equable prices, free education, reasonable and dependable pensions. These are now all gone, and the majority of people will tell you they have returned to the desperation of the post war period.
Your ideology is showing along with your ignorance. Any immigrant will tell you why these people want to return the communist governments. Their educational standards were far and away better than the west. We see professors here constantly complaining university students cannot even write clear English. University students!

By: Parsa Akbari Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:25:52 +0000 I do not think the Taliban will choose to attack China. Let us remember that China is one of the worlds super powers in every respect.

All they need is a reason to join the international crusade against the Taliban.

And the fact that they share borders with Afghanistan means if the Taliban provokes China it will result in a ferocious Chinese retaliation.

Also since Nato and Pakistan have stepped up offensive against the Taliban the insurgents have other things on their minds.

And finally let us remember the fact that China are INVESTING in the region, which should be seen as a good thing by the Taliban.

“”By the way, don’t think for a second that China would not crush the muslims,””
Im sure you mean Extreamist Muslims. Allocating a general name for extreamist muslims and normal muslims is arrogant and plain stupid.

By: Nikhil Mon, 30 Mar 2009 20:51:17 +0000 To pcp,

What can we say, wherever China goes it creates paranoia and anxiety; may be for right or wrong reasons.

By: Ahmad Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:14:13 +0000 Sounds like the battle field is being set .. interesting setup

By: pcp Sun, 29 Mar 2009 05:36:40 +0000 Wow, so much parnoia. China is vested in it’s own interest like every other country on this planet. You’re kidding yourself if you think the Americans are doing it because they are altruistic to the bone. Just like in Iraq resources and an oil pipeline will be next.

By: Nikhil Fri, 27 Mar 2009 21:46:52 +0000 Umair,

My point exactly. The China-Pak relationship started for security reasons and it’ll end in bitter divorce for idealogical reasons. Wait and watch.

By: Venkat Fri, 27 Mar 2009 06:39:57 +0000 China is dumping African countries after commodity prices have crashed. Afghanistan will also be dumped sooner by “pragmatic Chinese” who are always ready to kill Tibetans with their iron rods.

As Chinese Investment in Africa Drops, Hope Sinks – africa/26chinaafrica.html?_r=2&pagewante d=all

By: Mauryan Thu, 26 Mar 2009 02:48:35 +0000 These guys never learn. Communists are the worst compared to even religious ideologues. They saw Afghanistan reduced to rubble by communist invasion. And they are courting another communist nation like China. If China takes over Pakistan, trust me, they will crush the religious establishment with no mercy. One has to deal with them from a position of strength and not dependency. If you depend on them, they will walk in and bleed you out completely. And they will have no regrets. Start learning Mandarin fast, because Urdu will be abolished.

By: Global Watcher Wed, 25 Mar 2009 21:56:09 +0000 Umair,

By the way, don’t think for a second that China would not crush the muslims, if they were high enough in numbers and it felt its Territorial Integrity threatened, the Communist Junta would attack Islam itself in China, just the way they are attacking Buddhists. I just wanted to sober you up to that fact. This fact should make you realize that India is a saint, compared to China.

By: Global Watcher Wed, 25 Mar 2009 21:52:38 +0000 @Umair,

Umair don’t get too happy with yourself, China is only friends with Pakistan to suit its own ends, not because there is something glowing and special about Pakistan being a beacon of human achievement. There are no human rights in China, no quality, no safety. It is also a country where the state imprisons people for speaking their mind. I don’t know why you would feel so proud being friends with communists. Don’t get me wrong, I love ancient cultures, but I love China of olden days, similarly, I love Persia, not Iran.

I don’t care, nor would brag about a friendship with a repressive regime, like China’s.