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Friday 24 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I am very happy to attend the handover ceremony of the 500 water tanks donated by Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China to the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga. ...I want to assure you that China will provide more water tanks to Tonga this year. Actions speak louder than words. Let’s work with concrete actions to deepen our friendship for a better future of China-Tonga friendly relations and cooperation. - Speech by H.E. Mr. Cao Xiaolin at the handover ceremony of the water tanks donated by China to Tonga.
Thursday 23 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five hundred water tanks from China’s Dongguan City were donated to Tonga at a ceremony at Queen Salote Hall, Nuku’alofa on 22 September. The water tanks will help vulnerable families adapt to climate change impacts.
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Friday 17 September 2021

Paris, France
New York Times Reporting: President Joe Biden’s announcement of a deal to help Australia deploy nuclear-powered submarines has strained the Western alliance, infuriating France and foreshadowing how the conflicting U.S. and European responses to confrontation with China may redraw the global strategic map. The Biden administration appears to be upping the ante with Beijing by providing a Pacific ally with submarines that are much harder to detect than conventional ones.
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Wednesday 16 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China has provided RMB 70 million ( about $24.5 million pa'anga) to Tonga under an agreement on economic and technical cooperation, to fund priority projects agreed to by both governments.
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Wednesday 3 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The world is undergoing changes unseen in a century. The COVID-19 pandemic is still ravaging across the globe. The world economy is mired in deep recession. Global challenges keep popping up. All these place mankind at a crossroads. Against this backdrop, President Xi Jinping delivered a special address at the World Economic Forum virtual event of the Davos Agenda on 25 January 2021. By H.E. Mr. Cao Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga.
Monday 16 November 2020

Beijing, China
New York Times reporting: After eight years of talks, China and 14 other nations from Japan to New Zealand to Myanmar on Sunday formally signed one of the world’s largest regional free trade agreements, a pact shaped by Beijing partly as a counterweight to U.S. influence in the region.
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Wednesday 28 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty solar street lights were donated to Tonga by China’s Dongguan Municipality, during a signing ceremony at Fa’onelua Convention Centre today.
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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Beijing, China
New York Times: As most of the world still struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, China is showing once again that a fast economic rebound is possible when the virus is brought firmly under control. The Chinese economy surged in the July-to-September quarter compared with the same months last year. By Keith Bradsher.
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Thursday 8 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine farm tractors and eight fishing boats donated by China, were handed over to Tonga today at an official ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries (MAFFF) office, Ma’ufanga.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical supplies from China were handed over to the Ministry of Health at Vaiola Hospital on July 24.
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Thursday 2 July 2020

Brussels, Belgium
On 22 June, the first summit took place between the new EU leadership team, headed by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel, and China’s President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, but there was little time for small talk. One official remarked, ‘the gloves were off from the start’ with no attempt to secure a traditional joint statement, let alone a joint press conference. The EU side accepted that EU–China relations ‘were crucial in many areas’ but at the same time stated that ‘we have to recognise that we do not share the same values, political systems, or approach to multilateralism’. The Chinese side appeared surprised at these blunt words but they stemmed from the March 2019 EU policy document which stated that China was a ‘systemic rival’ in certain areas. By Fraser Cameron. East Asia Forum.
Wednesday 20 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical supplies from China, including infrared thermometers, personal protective equipment, and hand sanitizer gels, were donated to the Ministry of Health on May 19, at Vaiola Hospital, to help Tonga prepare for CoViD-19.
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Friday 3 April 2020

Austin-Texas, USA
China's success in "flattening the curve" of the COVID-19 epidemic has been held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate. But what the world really needs to understand is that "victory" required massive sacrifices by doctors, nurses, and other health workers whose names we will never know. The doctors and nurses on the front lines having lived through hell, see little to celebrate, much to mourn, and reason to remain fearful.
Wednesday 1 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has decided against the landing at Fua'amotu International Airport of a chartered aircraft carrying medical supplies from China.
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Monday 30 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Cao Xiaolin presented USD$200,000 to Prime Minister Hon. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa to help Tonga’s preparedness and response to CoViD-19 today, 30 March.
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Thursday 5 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita thanked the Chinese Government for its efforts in helping 51 Tongan athletes return from China to Tonga via a third country following the coronavirus outbreak.
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Friday 21 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As strategic and economic competition heats up in the region, Tonga is becoming increasingly important to old and new partners, and it's useful to look at perceptions of Tonga and the region, Canadian author and strategic thinker, Cleo Paskal, told The Royal Oceania Institute in Nuku'alofa this week.
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Tuesday 18 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand stated today that it will be reducing capacity on its Shanghai route throughout April, and Hong Kong route throughout April and May as a result of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on customer demand.
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Monday 17 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first group of 26 Tongan athletes and officials have arrived in London today. The boxing and table tennis teams had been stranded in China following the outbreak of the coronavirus and the travel restrictions imposed.
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Saturday 15 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 51 Tongan athletes who were stuck in China following the outbreak of the Corona virus are expected to leave China tomorrow and on Tuesday and travel to the United Kingdom, where they will stay under medical supervision for two weeks before returning to Tonga in early March.
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