” Over the last 30 years alone, China has lifted more than 700 million out of poverty; with the remaining 40 million to be similarly elevated by 2020″
Sixty-eight years on and China is still reaping the rewards of mass revolution. Today, the Middle Kingdom stands proud as awealthy nation. Indeed, it has never broken from its commitment to socialist ideology – the very premise of its revolution that lead to the founding of the People’s Republic of China back in October 1949.Presently, the world’s largest socialist democracy has entered into a new era of prosperity, peace and development. It is all set to further transform the lives of over 1.3 billion people. The Chinese model should be admired on multiple fronts.
Yet a word of caution to Pakistan’s media: due attention must be made when disseminating news analyses pertaining to China and getting facts straight; meaning that anything uncorroborated should be left well alone. As should personal opinion when reporting on Chinese society and economy. Not only does this represent journalistic misconduct – it could also jeopardise Pakistan’s long-term national interests by inviting Beijing’s ire.