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Monday 27 November 2017
Canberra, Australia
The Australian government has published a new Foreign Policy White Paper. It is 14 years since the Howard government launched its own Foreign Affairs and Trade White Paper in 2003, although the Gillard government produced the 'Australia in the Asian Century White Paper' in 2013. Much has changed in Australia’s international environment since either of those papers were released. ...The White Paper makes clear that the most significant of the challenges Australia's policymakers now face stems from the two major powers in our region — the United States and China — and the relationship between them. - East Asia Forum, ANU.
Monday 27 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The year of 2018 will usher in the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Tonga. Guided by the spirit of the 19th National Congress of CPC, China will work with Tonga to seize the opportunity, increase high-level contacts, expand the exchanges and cooperation and break new ground in the China-Tonga strategic partnership featuring mutual respect and common development, to bring more benefits to the two peoples and make new contribution to the peace, stability and prosperity of the Pacific Island countries.
Sunday 29 October 2017

New York, USA
For the last 40 years, China has implemented a national strategy that, despite its many twists and turns, has produced the economic and political juggernaut we see today. It would be reckless to assume, as many still do in the US, Europe, and elsewhere, that China’s transition to global preeminence will somehow simply implode, under the weight of the political and economic contradictions they believe to be inherent to the Chinese model. ...When China does become the world’s largest economy over the next decade, the current rule-based international order will not remain immune from this fundamental geo-economic and geopolitical change....To believe otherwise is willfully to ignore the deep changes that are now afoot. By Kevin Rudd
Thursday 19 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u commissioned a new 2-megawatt solar farm Matatoa, the largest in Tonga on October 19.
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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Cambridge, USA
The United States and China have reached a precarious moment in their relationship. Ensuring a peaceful outcome will be the greatest geopolitical challenge of the twenty-first century. Are our leaders up to it? By Graham Allison and Arianna Huffington.
Friday 1 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the new multi-million Chinese funded "St George Government Building" on a rainy Friday morning, September 1, with Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva on hand, welcoming him to the event. Photos by Linny Folau, Pesi Fonua and Peter Poulsen.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical supplies, plough tractors, water storage tanks and educational material and toys for children, donated to Tonga by the local government of Dongguan, a city in the Guangdong Province of China, were received by Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister at a ceremony held yesterday in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-one Tongans received admission letters from the Chinese Government confirming their scholarships to study at Chinese universities, at the award ceremony on 15 August at Kahana Resort. They are expected to arrive in China prior to 8 September to begin learning the Chinese language before commencing their studies.
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Monday 7 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Children at Ahi moe Vunga Kindergarten of Kolomotu’a were happy to receive over $1,000 pa’anga worth of school materials donated by the Tonga China Student Alumni Association at the Matavaimo’ui Stake Center at Kolomotu’a on Friday, 4 August 2017.
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Friday 4 August 2017
Dalian, China
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the new industrial revolution offers greater promise in fostering inclusive growth. Driven by Internet, digital and intelligent technologies, it has created new supply and demand, greatly expanded development space and brought unprecedented opportunities for equal participation. In a speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 in Dalian recently, he said China is ready to work with all countries to achieve inclusive growth in economic globalization, but promoting inclusive growth requires the hard work of countries themselves.
Wednesday 2 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China marked the 90th Anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army with an event attended by diplomats, ministers, nobles and defence force personnel at Loumaile Lodge in Nuku'alofa last night, 1 August.
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Monday 31 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-five primary school principals and teachers who attended the first China-Tonga bilateral Seminar of Basic Education in June have returned with new knowledge and experience.
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Friday 30 June 2017

Beijing, China
Nine Tongan students on study scholarships in China successfully completed their degrees this month. The students graduated from universities in Beijing, Shandong, Jianxi, Wuhan and Jilin with Masters degrees and Bachelor degrees.
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Friday 23 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new Tonga government office building, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i in the Central Business District was completed on 17 May, but no date has been confirmed for the opening.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$55 million pa'anga in aid funds from China, as well as $2 million from Australia and $1.9 million from New Zealand to improve and build new sporting facilities in Tonga will be honoured, even though the government has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, and Papua New Guinea has pulled its support.
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Thursday 20 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's MA60 aircraft remains in operation and continues to fly domestically to Vava’u weekly, since the controversial aircraft gifted by China resumed flights last year.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The government of China has agreed to fund a $55 million sports complex at Tonga High School for the 2019 Pacific Games after signing an implementation agreement with the Tonga government last week. Preparatory works are scheduled for August 2017 with construction expected to start in October 2017 and be completed by May 2019.
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Friday 3 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Civil aviation authorities from China and New Zealand and the Pacific Islands looked at how to strengthen civil aviation safety in Tonga, at their meeting from February 15-17, in Nuku'alofa. There was also a push for direct China-Tonga flights.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 2000 Chinese tourists visited Nuku’alofa on Friday, December 16, on an Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica, which began its journey from China. They are the largest group of Chinese tourists to arrive since visa waivers were introduced this year.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China has committed to provide financial assistance to construct a new Tonga High School Sports Complex for the 2019 Pacific Games, and construction is expected to start soon. The amount of the Chinese funding and the cost of the project has not been released.
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