The Chinese proverb goes: “Yāo Xiǎng Fù Xiān Xiū Lù” (“If you want to get rich, build a road.”) This can be updated as: “If you seek prosperity, build connectivity.” By Col. (Ret’d.) Siamelie Latu, Secretary General of the Tonga China Friendship Association.
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Results for Belt and Road Initiative
Wednesday 31 July 2019
Wednesday 24 April 2019
The second Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation to be held in Beijing, China, from 25-27 April 2019, offers a promising path for China-Tonga Joint Development. The meeting will welcome 37 heads of state or government, with over 5,000 participants from more than 150 countries. Tonga's delegation includes HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Semisi Sika and Minister for MEIDECC Hon. Poasi Tei. Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver the keynote speech at the opening and chair the leaders' round-table summit, with "Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future" as its theme.
Monday 28 January 2019
Tonga is currently playing an active role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Lopeti Senituli, a personal adviser to the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, told Matangi Tonga.
Wednesday 5 December 2018
Tonga’s repayment of its $119 million pa'anga loan from the EXIM Bank of China for the reconstruction of the Nuku‘alofa Central Business District has been deferred for another five years.
Friday 23 November 2018
Tonga was “delighted to join the Belt and Road cooperation,” the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told President Xi Jinping of China when they met in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on November 16, during the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) annual meeting, according to the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs