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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
Monday 5 November 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
November 2 is the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Kingdom of Tonga. It is of great significance to jointly celebrate this historic day. On October 26, 1998, His Majesty King Tupou VI, who was then Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence of Tonga visited China, and on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, signed the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with his counterpart in the Chinese Government. By H. E. Wang Baodong, Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Tonga.
Thursday 13 September 2018

Guangdong, China
Tonga won first prize for Promotional Activities and Performance in a 2018 China International Tourism Industry Expo held in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.
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Wednesday 29 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The President and Convenor of a Pacific China Friendship Association visited Tonga on August 27, ahead of its second conference in Hainan in November this year.
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Wednesday 22 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva released an official statement on 20 August, retracting comments he made two weeks ago in an interview with the Samoan Observer, where he suggested that Pacific Island nations should collectively ask China to write-off its debts.
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Thursday 16 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The visit by the Chinese medical ship Ark Peace to Nuku'alofa has shown there is a high demand for medical treatment, with people of all ages filling the ships passageways waiting to see medical practitioners since the ship's arrival on Monday, 13 August. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 13 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ark Peace, a Naval Hospital Ship from China, arrived on Monday morning, August 13, at Vuna Wharf on an eight-day humanitarian visit to provide medical services to the people of Tonga.
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