Pakistanis always friendly to me: Chinese lady
ISLAMABAD, April 1 (Gwadar Pro) – Pakistanis are friendly to me all the way, said Bai Yan, a Chinese lady, who has been working and living in Islamabad since 2010.
Bai Yan and her husband visit Faisal Mosque in Pakistan in 2010. [Photo provided by Bai Yan]
Bai recalled that when she first came here in August, the local scorching heat weather hit her first. “I hadn’t experienced such a torrid summer,” she said. However, the livable environment and green plants everywhere made Bai fall in love with the city.
After settling down in a place, the importance of food emerges. Fortunately, the Pakistani barbecued meat and milky tea catch Bai's eye. “The barbecued meat is pretty good,” she commented.
Besides these conditions, Bai likes the lifestyle here. She thinks that the walking pace of local people is definitely not as hurried as that in some big cities in China. Another reason why Bai likes this city is that she has been impressedby the local people’s enthusiasm for Chinese. “Once knowing I am Chinese, Pakistanis will be friendlier to me. We are always enjoying such amicable atmosphere here,” she said.
Bai Yan, her husband and son took part in an activity in a library in Pakistan in 2016. [Photo provided by Bai Yan]
In terms of people-to-people exchanges, Bai said that Chinese enterprises in Pakistan get along well with Pakistani employees and local people. “For example, my company often celebrate the Pakistani traditional holidays with employees and local people,” she added.
When talking about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Bai said projects under the framework of CPEC have boosted the economic development of Pakistan and provided more job opportunities for locals.