Economic Daily-China Economic Net, Beijing, October 29 (Reporter Zhao Xiaopeng) "This is my first visit to China. China's infrastructure development and technological development are amazing! I can use 4G on the Great Wall far from the urban area. The internet and family videos are simply unthinkable in Pakistan. "Qamar Ul Munawar of Pakistan's Dunya Media Group experienced the fast and convenient traffic in Beijing, and after a stable mobile phone network signal Economic Daily-China Economic Network reporter said.
From October 21st to 25th, at the invitation of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, under the joint organization of the Economic Daily-China Economic Network, China Power Construction Corporation, Huawei, etc., a group of 12 Pakistani media delegations came to China for Beijing and Shenzhen. Five-day visit. Members of the delegation include Tahir Farooq, vice-chairman of the Pakistani Newspapers Editorial Board, and members of the National Newspaper, Newspaper, Associated Press of Pakistan, National Television of Pakistan, Dunya Media Group, ARY Television, Today Senior reporter of Pakistani mainstream newspapers such as Pakistan News, Observer, Urdu Daily.
Yao Wen, deputy director of the Asian Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and relevant leaders met with the delegation members and exchanged views with the guests on topics such as China's economic development, the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and media cooperation between the two countries.
Thanks to Qasim Power Station for improving Pakistan power shortage
The construction of energy projects has always been the focus of Pakistani media. The delegation came to China Power Construction Corporation, visited the urban rail transit and water environment treatment projects undertaken by the company, heard the company's business development in Pakistan, and introduced China Power Construction He expressed admiration for the achievements in participating in the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Members of the delegation stated that Pakistan had faced frequent power outages caused by power shortages, which seriously affected the normal lives of residents and the production and operation activities of industrial manufacturing. The Qasim coal-fired power station undertaken by China Power Construction, as the first energy project to be implemented in the "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor", has played a vital role in alleviating Pakistan ’s power shortage, promoting local economic development, and improving people's lives.
The Pakistani media delegation held talks with the principals of China Power Construction. Economic Daily-China Economic Net Wang Zhongqiang / Photo
According to the Economic Daily-China Economic Network reporter, as of now, the 2 × 660MW coal-fired power station in Qasim Port has generated 6.6 billion kWh of electricity this year, and has accumulated 14.4 billion kWh of electricity since it was put into operation, which has greatly eased the local power shortage. During the peak period of the project construction, more than 3,000 Pakistani employees were employed, accounting for 55% of the total number of construction workers. After the power station was put into commercial operation, it provided more than 600 long-term employment for the local people, with a cumulative tax payment of more than $ 225 million, which contributed to the economic development of Pakistan. Made a significant contribution. At the same time, the power station attaches great importance to green development. All production and domestic water comes from seawater desalination, and the total desalinated seawater exceeds 98 million tons. The purification and treatment of production and domestic wastewater have all been recycled, and the "zero" discharge of wastewater has been achieved. Planted 125 acres of mangroves, which effectively protected and improved the ecological environment around the power station.
Looking forward to the 5th China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Media Forum
When the media delegation visited the Economic Daily—China Economic Network, the president of China Economic Network Wang Xudong and the editor-in-chief of China Economic Network Cui Jun introduced the Economic Daily—China Economic Network ’s exchanges and cooperation with Pakistani media over the years, showing the cooperation between the two sides. TV reports, English, Urdu and other text reports and the results of media exchange activities, and invited members of the delegation to participate in the fifth China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Media Forum held in Islamabad, Pakistan in mid-November, the forum by the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan It is hosted by the pavilion, co-organized by the Pakistan-China Society and China Economic Net, and has previously held two sessions each in Beijing and Islamabad.
The delegation responded eagerly, expressing its hope to participate in the 5th China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Media Forum. At the same time, the Economic Daily-China Economic Network timely disseminated news about Pakistan's economic and social development and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and actively assisted Pakistani products to enter the Chinese market and promote China-Pakistan. The contributions made by the media exchange are highly recognized and appreciated.
A Pakistani media delegation took a group photo at the Economic Daily. Economic Daily-China Economic Net Wang Zhongqiang / Photo
Since the beginning of this year, under the arrangement and coordination of the Chinese embassy and consulate in Pakistan, the Economic Daily-China Economic Network has received four batches of Pakistani media delegations to deepen mutual understanding between the Chinese and Pakistani media, enhance cooperation between the Chinese and Pakistani media circles, and promote Pakistani media. Understanding of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has played an important role.
Looking forward to the early commercialization of Huawei's 5G in Pakistan
After a three-day trip to Beijing, the delegation went to the headquarters of Huawei in Shenzhen. The delegation visited the Huawei R & D Center and experienced Huawei's 5G technology at a close range, including 5G minimalist sites, 5G terminal equipment, 5G minimalist bearer networks, 5G smart core networks, and 5G application scenarios.
Pakistani media delegation visited Huawei R & D center. Economic Daily-China Economic Net Wang Zhongqiang / Photo
"The Huawei R & D center is like a Disneyland, full of surprises everywhere. The development of 3G and 4G in Pakistan lags behind, and 5G cannot fall behind. I look forward to Huawei's help in helping Pakistan develop a new generation of mobile," said Tarar of Pakistan News Portal. network technology."
According to Guo Fulin, Minister of International Media Affairs of Huawei, since entering Pakistan in 1998, Huawei has maintained a strong growth momentum. In 2018, Huawei's smartphone market share in Pakistan has risen to second place. In the same year, Huawei paid 43 million US dollars in Pakistan to become one of the top 50 companies in Pakistan. He revealed that Huawei's cumulative tax payment in Pakistan in 21 years has exceeded 300 million US dollars, and local purchases have totaled 1.5 billion US dollars.
Guo Fulin said that Huawei's large-scale investment has also made great contributions to the development of Pakistan's information and network technology (ICT) industry. At present, Huawei has worked with more than 500 local Pakistani partners and indirectly created more than 25,000 jobs. Currently, Huawei has more than 1,500 employees in Pakistan, of which 91% are citizens of Pakistan. In addition, Huawei also promised to train local talents in Pakistan through projects such as the Huawei Information and Network Technology College (ICT College). So far, Huawei has cooperated with 15 universities in Pakistan. Huawei plans to build another 7 Huawei ICT academies in Pakistan in 2019 to train 3,000 ICT talents.
In addition to conducting extensive exchanges with Chinese companies, the delegation also participated in some cultural exchange projects between China and Pakistan. Pakistani Ambassador to China Hashmi held discussions with members of the delegation.