The Sound Kitchen

China and Pakistan make a deal

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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Chinese investment plan in Pakistan. There’s news from RFI Listener Clubs, your letters from The Sound Kitchen mailbag, some great music from RFI Talent, and of course, the new quiz question. So click on that little “Listen” arrow above, and join in!

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Hello everyone!

Welcome to The Sound Kitchen. You can catch the programme on-the-air every Saturday, at our new times: 6:15, 6:45, 14:45 and 16:45 universal time. You’ll hear the winner’s names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you have grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews, and great music … so be sure and tune in every Saturday.

We’ve heard from Resha Prakash! Resha is a regular contributor to the Sound Kitchen, and she lives in Nepal. She wrote to say she is fine and so is her family. She sends her love to her fellow Sound Kitchen listeners, and thanks everyone for their warm wishes and thoughts following the terrible earthquake.

This week’s quiz: On 25 April, Rosslyn Hyams asked you a question about China and Pakistan. China’s president Xi jin-ping had just made his first visit to Pakistan as head of state; during his visit, an investment plan was signed between the two countries. Rosslyn asked you to send in the name of the plan and how many dollars worth of investments were involved.

The answer is: The China Pakistan Economic Corridor, or CPEC; the package is worth 45 billion US dollars.

The winners this week are: From the countries involved, of course: Mr. Chris Eagle, from Ma'anshan City, in China, and from Sahiwal, Pakistan, Shehla Shahzad of the Pak France International Listeners Club. The other winners are Ms Moutosy Begum from the Source of Knowledge Club in Naogaon, Bangladesh; P Sivashanmugham from Tamilnadu, India, and Ngwa Elvis Suh Akongnwi, from the South West Region of Cameroon.

 Congratulations, winners!

This week’s question... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 29 June to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 4 July program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer … and, if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

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