原文标题：Pakistanis eye China jobs, take Mandarin lessons
ISLAMABAD: When Misbah Rashid taught Chinese 30 years ago, few signed up. Today her department has more than 200 Pakistani students, increasingly attracted by the prospect of an affordable education and a job.
For decades, a foreign education was the preserve of the richest who could afford the stratospheric expense of sending their progeny to Oxford or Harvard to mingle with an international Westernized elite. But Rashid's pupils are mostly middle class.
Ambitious and academic, they lack the means to afford an American or British education and so they sign up for Mandarin Chinese at the National University of Modern Languages in Islamabad.
Some of them hope to get a job with a Chinese company in Pakistan. Others will go on to further studies in China, which offers around 500 scholarships a year and cheaper fees. A course in China costs a few thousand dollars a year, compared with the tens of thousands of dollars US and British universities charge.
What is more, some Pakistanis say their great northeastern neighbour makes them feel more welcome. "Nowadays as Pakistanis, you may not be as welcome in all other countries," says 18-year-old Ali Rafi, who applied to study economics at Shangdon University. "But when we went to China. We were always welcomed and honoured." He studies at City School, one of the private schools in Islamabad that has started to offer Chinese lessons to children as young as 12. If everything goes well, the classes will be rolled out across the school's other 200 branches in Pakistan. And other private schools are doing the same.
Appa Durai (Coimbatore)
If China supports the move, it will be an Islamic nation soon!
GANGNAM STYLE (S.Korea)
THIS COULDN'T HAVE GOT ANY BETTER!.30 percent of POK given to China and a port written off to china,Now, the people of Pakistan are learning Chinese too,, Good!!!.....Soon Pakistan will be called CHINKISTAN!!...After all, its good for a change, from all the bumm- bl@sts !!
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rk ny (NY USA)
hahhaaaaa.....whatever the pakis do to suck up to the chinese..the chinese know exactly what kind of jobs to offer to the paki slaves....
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Soon Chinese will kick them out as well, pakistanis simply arent civilised enough to live any where, couple of years ago I was on a visit to the US, when a pakistani man was caught tyring to bomb Time Sq in NY, guess what soon after that incident every pakistani started calling themsleves Indian or Hindu when inquired by an American. When the need arise they hide behind the Hindus.
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Good to note that someone is really worried to give education to Pakistanis other than what typical Madrasa's are doing.China has eye on natural sources in Pakistan& Afghanistan.
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I know it, soon, Pakistan will be a province of China. Pakistanis are being taught Chinese so they can assimilate into Chinese culture easily. Hope Bangladesh will not follow....
sanjeeb (Chennai) replies to saakg4
Bangladesh is already following .... my many Bengali friends studied in Chinese unis.....But problem is west do not recognise it.......now Srilankans are planning so......these r the provinces of China....
Now they can spread more terror in Xinjiang province to their north with their chinese knowledge.
Rangeela Rasool (India)
Now we will have some 26/11 or 9/11 in China too.
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Shiv Kumar (India)
Beggar country is now begging China for jobs. No jobs and prospects in their country. Porkistan should learn lessons from hindustan's economic miracle/progress instead its begging chinese monkeys.
Frank (UK) replies to Shiv Kumar
Beggars are beggars. They will never learn any thing except begging tricks because they got the taste of free eating and not working hard for it. China is short of women so they can have free ladies too.If don't work why a lady will stay with you. Am i wrong?Pakistani men are 90% not willing to work at all they just want free money and luxury life and drug.
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What happened to their claim that they are descendants of Arabs !! I thought Saudi Arabia was their homeland and it would be fitting for them to work there. Pakistani's truly lack identity.
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Ismail Khan (Dubai)
Porkis should not get excited with this illusion. Everyone knows Chinese are master traders and they will praise you to the sky when you are their client. I noticed that during our group's recent visit to Shanghai and Beijing. We were very welcome guests. Why will they not praise you when they can make money out of you.
It is incorrect impression the Porkis carry that getting visa for China is easy. I remember when I went to apply for a visa at Chinese consulate in Dubai, while being Indian I had no problem but I saw Porkis were turned away with a frown on the Consular staff face and aggressive response that they do not give visas to Porkis. I dont understand how Porkis claim that they are welcome in China. I think if Porkis believe that being literate in Chinese language will bring them jobs in China, they should re-think and stop wasting their money and time. It may be different thing with proficiency in Chinese language will bring them jobs in their own country with Chinese companies.
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What else can the poor children do when all you can get inside Pakistan is Madrassa education?
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Genghis Khan (HINDU Republic Of INDIA)
China should be beware of Bombers. Right Now China is a Peaceful Country except that bloody musallas majority province called XINXIANG.
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MP Abraham (Chennai)
Pak students agree that they are not welcome in the West like before. Anyway students opting to study in China are a lot more safer than in their own country were street violence is a daily affair.
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Very good. Now Talibanis will make a base in China & eat pork which they really miss in Paki land. Its good move to counter China's influence over Asia. Now these Pakis will first build mosks in China where they can easily make bombs-knives-RDX inside them. Let China suffer, poor chinese.
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Pakistan has a middle class? Really?
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The day is not far when we'll find Pakistanis with small eyes and pale skin...
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China will realize it hard way. China has not yet witnessed human bombs in its country. Now since they have welcomed Pakis, its only a matter of time few of the brainwashed Pakies will blow themselves up in China. A pest is a pest. There is nothing like a good pest.
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Birds of a feather flock together !!! These countries together with North Korea are Axis of evil. If third world war ever starts (Very much likely ) these countries will be the culprits.
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China will definitely realize one day in the near future that Pakistan is nothing but trouble for them!
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For survival of Pak for Forex they are planning the only one commodity for Export, Paki Girls to Chinkies which are short of one child policy in China!
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There are many jihadi elements in middle class,of Pakistan,they should be encouraged to learn Mandarin in China,so that there will be pause in terror activities.A rogue contry attracts another rogue country,so,there is no surprising.
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CHINA must remain very careful... these Paki will call Chinese first to Pak.. will take money and help from China.. then they will start infiltrating in China and after some time the world will have to tackle a new Organization CHINESE TALIBAN
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Whats in a name (Krypton)
Porkis you don't have to move to China for a job or learn Chinese. In few years time China will take over your country then you can continue living in your country and work for the Chinese. Maybe chances are that Chinese people are going turn your country into worlds biggest toilet, thereby setting a Guinness record. :) Cheers to you morons.
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Record keeper (Guinness Record) replies to Whats in a name
Pakistan becoming world's biggest toilet? That will never happen. Currently, India tops the world with 58% of its 1.2 billion population defecate in the open ( that is a whopping 700 million people!), and in comparison, only 4.5% of Pakistan's 180 million population do likewise (that's only 8 million people). Even if every Pakistani stop using the cubicle and sh!ts in the open, that dubuous Guineness Record will forever be yours. Congratulations, sh!thole!
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Whats in a name replies to Record keeper
Point is not us. Chinese are going to take over Porkistan very soon, and they will defecate on your country making it the biggest sh it iest (which already is) country in the world. F** k you c u n t h oles which needs to beg to survive.
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Whats in a name replies to Record keeper
Porkis, don't waste time commenting here. Isn't it about time to beg from the Chinese? or else how will you people eat? Hahaha beggars.
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Peace hope (India)
China is a place for hardworking. They will not allow Pakistani people to visit mosques between working hours. I have seen Muslims in my office visit Mosque in every friday and every day during Ramazan. And they wash their legs in office basin (YUUK!). The chinese will not allow that.
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This is the Pakistani side of the story. As Pakistan is a free country when compared to China, I do not doubt its authenticity. What about the Chinese view of Pakistan? No Chinese can frankly speak his mind. Still I guess, the Chinese people serving in Pakistan are happier than their Pakistani counterpart serving in China. If at gun point, I am given two options - Islam and communism, I would opt for the former (but desert at the first opportunity).
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Kartikeya Singh (Gurgaon)
If it weren't for the Pakis, China would have an even greater trading surplus. Now at least China imports terrorists!
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No wonder Buddhism is on rise in Pakistan
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confess (slimy mosque)
I want to sht in a chinese persons rice basket
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A K Gupta (Bangalore) replies to confess
Yukkk!! Now I cant eat Rice for one week.