The love samosa (triangle)

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    Friend that still care

     

    As World War I entered its third year, the balance of power was visibly shifting from Europe to America. The warriors could no longer sustain the costs of offensive war. Banned from world trade, Germany bowed down into a defensive stance. The allies, and especially Britain, reinforced their forces by placing larger and larger war orders with the United States. Britain and France purchased by floating larger and larger bond issues to American buyers — denominated in dollars, not pounds or francs. The heyday for the super power had begun!

    This was America’s rise to unique economic dominance a century ago. That dominance is now perhaps being challenged as China does what the Soviet Union and Germany never could: rise toward economic equality with the United States. That moment has not, in fact, arrived. The most realistic predictions suggest that the moment of parity won’t arrive until the later 2020s. Perhaps some unforeseen interruption in the Chinese economy — or some unexpected quickening of American prosperity — will postpone the moment even further. But it is coming, and when it does, the fundamental basis of world-power politics over the past 100 years will change. Just how big and dangerous that change will be is the deepest question the world faces today. As Conan O’Brien relates, “A new survey shows that 1 in 5 Americans believe that God steers the economy. Mystery solved: God is Chinese.”

    As Conan O’Brien relates, “A new survey shows that 1 in 5 Americans believe that God steers the economy. Mystery solved: God is Chinese”

    Barack Obama’s successful summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi strikes a chord that India, no less than China, will help determine the future of Asia and the world – and that India and America are going to be allies in the emerging global order. After years of apprehensions, it appears Washington now has a partner in New Delhi it can do business with. Happily, Obama and Modi seem to have arrived at an understanding.

    Amid an Indo-US amiable alliance, Pakistan army chief Gen Raheel Sharif met China’s military top brass when the two sides agreed to develop long-term bilateral defence cooperation, intelligence sharing and counter-terrorism cooperation. Tit for tat!

    Pakistan and China have more in common than the eye can perceive and tongue can taste. Perhaps after biryani the most popular food delicacy remains Chinese Chicken Corn Soup! Of course it can only be enjoyed in Pakistani Chinese style. It has defeated the US fast food invasion after it entered the local “thela”, to overcome the bun kebab.

    Amid an Indo-US amiable alliance, Pakistan army chief Gen Raheel Sharif met China’s military top brass when the two sides agreed to develop long-term bilateral defence cooperation

    Pak China friendship has been tested by time. China, by far, has proven to be a friend in need. May it be time of war or peace, Chinese food has always been our favourite! We satiate our hunger pangs with neighbourly temptations. Why worry about shortages? Energy shortage, gas shortage, petrol shortage, but no food shortage! A world survey conducted at an international forum answers many queries. Only one question was asked: “Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the world.” The survey results…

    In Africa they didn’t know what “food” meant.

    In China they didn’t know what “opinion” meant.

    In India they didn’t know what “solution” meant.

    In the USA they didn’t know what “the rest of the world” meant.

    In Pakistan they didn’t know what “honest” meant.

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