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Thursday 15 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A delegation from the China Tourism Academy of Beijing visited Nuku'alofa on August 13-15 at a part of a Pacific visit to further develop tourism and business between the two countries.
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Wednesday 31 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
Monday 8 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Dongguan Cultural Troupe of performers travelled from China to present a special Royal Performance in celebration of the 60th birthday of HM King Tupou VI in Nuku'alofa. Masterful face-changing by performer Fang Wenquiang captivated the audience in an exotic and colourful show. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 26 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
US tariff measures will not boost American economic growth. Instead, they will seriously harm the US economy. The US and China are the two biggest economies in the world. A trade war would have very serious repercussions all over the world. It could derail the current global economic expansion and cripple American businesses that depend on business with China. It could also further complicate geopolitical priorities. By Col. (Retd.) Siamelie Latu.
Monday 10 June 2019

Bangkok, Thailand
After decades as an unconsidered backwater, the South Pacific Islands have become a strategic frontline in a multi-nation contest for power and influence in Greater Asia. A report this week by the British-based global risk assessment company, Oxford Analytica, says China has four objectives in extending its reach into the South Pacific. By Jonathan Manthorpe.
Tuesday 4 June 2019

Paris, France
Since the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago, China has achieved extraordinary economic development. Yet, contrary to the expectations of many Western leaders and analysts, the country has not gradually embraced press freedom or respect for civil rights. On the contrary: as a recent Reporters Without Borders (RSF) report shows, China today is actively working to build a repressive “new world media order” – an initiative that poses a clear and present danger to the world’s democracies. By Wu’er Kaixi and Christophe Deloire.
Thursday 9 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s participation at the Second Belt Road Forum 26-27 April, was commemorated with a reception at the Chinese Embassy, Nuku’alofa on Wednesday evening, 7 May 2019.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Energy Minister Hon. Poasi Tei in Beijing, China, recently thanked the Government of China for donating the 2.25 Megawatt wind power station in Tongatapu under the Belt and Road Initiatives. Tonga is one of the 29 global membership of BREP, and the only representative from the Pacific.
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Friday 3 May 2019

New Haven, USA
This is a big year for anniversaries in China. On May 4, the People’s Republic will commemorate the centennial of the May Fourth Movement, the student-led protests in front of Beijing’s Tiananmen Gate in 1919 that marked the birth of Chinese nationalism. And then, one month later, on June 4, will come the 30th anniversary of the violent suppression of pro-democracy student protests on the same site. This milestone, by contrast, will not be officially acknowledged, much less commemorated, in China.
Wednesday 24 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
Wednesday 17 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by the Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (TongaSat) to present new evidence was dismissed by Tonga’s Court of Appeal on April 17 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Yesterday, April 1st, the Prime Minister's Office asserted that the Tongan government “was delighted” to receive eight brand new fishing boats from Dongguan in January, even though Chinese Embassy officials concluded later that the hulls were damaged and the boats were not safe to use.
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Friday 22 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight fishing boats donated to Tonga from Dongguan Municipality in China in January this year, were returned when officials discovered, after inspecting the vessels, they were of a low quality and none were up to standard. However, China has provided funds to build the new fishing boats here in Tonga.
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Monday 11 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four tractors were gifted to the Tongan Government by the local government of Dongguan, a city in the Guangdong Province of China, on March 11.
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Wednesday 6 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A weekly direct flight to Tonga from mainland China is being negotiated and is planned to be launched before the end of the year, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
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Thursday 14 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Free medical services by Chinese medical teams are being provided in Nuku’alofa, under a two-year volunteer program that began last year. By Eleanor Gee
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Monday 28 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Thursday 10 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight fishing boats were donated to Tonga by China’s sister city to Ha’apai, Dongguan Municipality in Guangdong Province, at a handover ceremony this afternoon, 10 January, at the Ministry of Fisheries in Sopu.
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Thursday 6 December 2018

Sydney, Australia
The establishment of renminbi-based oil trading at a time when China and many other economies confront aggressive US tariffs, and possible further development of renminbi-based trade in other commodity markets, suggests that the US dollar could face an unprecedented challenge to its hegemony. It may in the near future no longer be seen as the anchor of the international monetary system, bringing to an end to what Valéry Giscard d’Estaing famously called the “exorbitant privilege” enjoyed by the US as a result of the dollar’s centrality in international trade. By John A. Mathews and Mark Selden.
Tuesday 13 November 2018

Tokyo, Japan
On his week-long tour of Asia, US Vice President Mike Pence has been promoting a vision of a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region, characterized by unimpeded trade flows, freedom of navigation, and respect for the rule of law, national sovereignty, and existing frontiers. The question is whether this vision of an Indo-Pacific free of “authoritarianism and aggression” is achievable. One country that seems willing to contribute to realizing this vision is Japan. By Brahma Chellaney

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