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  • Monday 21 November 2022 5:49am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Pacific island nations suffered severe depopulation from introduced diseases as a consequence of contact with European vessels, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. Researchers Phillip Parton and Prof. Geoffrey Clark found that Tongatapu had a population decline of between 70 and 86 per cent once Europeans made contact and introduced new pathogens.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 9:00am


    Hong Kong, China
    : 1999: The meeting between HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV and Jiang Zemin, the President of the People’s Republic of China, at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on October 7, 1999 was the highlight of the first State Visit to China by the King of Tonga. Article from Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999. Story and photos by Pesi Fonua. [EDITOR'S NOTE: China's former leader Jiang Zemin, has died at 96, on 30 November 2022.]
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  • Friday 2 December 2022 9:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • Monday 21 November 2022 10:24pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : This month marks the 24th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Tonga. Over the past 24 years, rapid progress has been made in the friendly relations and cooperation between China and Tonga based on mutual respect, mutual trust and mutual learning. By H.E. Cao Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga.
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  • Tuesday 25 October 2022 1:15pm


    Matatoa, Tofoa
    : A special event today marks the official opening of Tonga’s first ever large-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) by the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku. The two Battery Energy Storage systems are deliverables of the Tonga Renewable Energy Project (TREP) located at the Popua Power Station and at Matatoa, Tofoa. The project, worth a total of $16.7 million USD, is jointly funded by the Asian Development Bank, Green Climate Fund, and the Government of Australia, and implemented by Tonga Power Limited with assistance from the Government of Tonga.
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