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Tuesday 22 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An agreement on Tonga's multi-million pa'anga loan from China is expected to be signed during a 2nd China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum on November 7-8 in Guangzhou.
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Friday 27 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 15 year diplomatic relationship between the People's Republic of China and Tonga had resulted in fruitful cooperation and development, which included the gift of an MA60 aircraft to Tonga, the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Wang Donghua said last night, September 26.
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Friday 13 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa came out for the first time today to state that its gifted MA60 aircraft to Tonga was verified by China’s aviation airworthiness standard, and that while it satisfies requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) the manufacturer had not applied for certifications in countries where it did not operate.
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Tuesday 28 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A M-60 aircraft gifted to Tonga from China is expected to arrive in early July. The aircraft owned by the Tongan Government will be operated by Real Tonga Airline under a dry-lease arrangement, the Acting Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu said today.
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Thursday 23 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six computers were donated to Tonga High School today by the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Wang Donghua, who encouraged students to learn the Chinese language and to know more about its culture.
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China's first Film Festival in Tongatapu this week marks the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Tonga and China. The festival opened on April 5 with a special screening of a Chinese Film, attended by Queen Nanasipau'u at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre.
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Monday 28 January 2013
Kolovai, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau'u, Prince Ata and the people of the western district of Tongatapu on Saturday, January 26 celebrated the completion of renovation to the Fatufatufala 'i Fale Lalava District Hall and restoration of a sports field in Kolovai, funded by the Government of the People's Republic of China.
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Thursday 6 December 2012
Beijing, China
A grant of RMB$500,000 was pledged to the Legislative Assembly of Tonga during an official Parliamentary visit to the People's Republic of China from October 28 to 3 November, when the MPs also learned about poverty alleviation initiatives and rural development in China's least-developed provinces
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Monday 29 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A seven-member Tonga Parliamentary Delegation led by the Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly Lord Fakafanua, is currently visiting China.
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Wednesday 10 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the Tongan Parliament rejected a motion for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister and his Cabinet on Monday, the House opened yesterday, bubbling with emotions high and low, as members could not wait to let their feelings be heard. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 1 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King, Queen and Crown Prince attended a reception in Tonga for the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on September 28.
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Wednesday 29 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chinese professionals and skilled people who are working on Chinese development programs in Tonga on certain passports, may enter the country without a visa starting next month, the Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Samiu Vaipulu told the Tongan Parliament on August 28.
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Tuesday 14 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Zheng He, a training ship of the Navy of China's People's Liberation Army arrived in Nuku'alofa on August 11 on a four day friendly visit, on its second trip to Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 6 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China will this month officially handover the Nuku'alofa Central Business District Project, financed with a TOP$118 million loan to the Government of Tonga.
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Wednesday 27 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new $16.5 million Tungi Colonnade building was officially opened by HM the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho yesterday afternoon, June 28.
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Friday 15 June 2012
Canberra, Australia
Australia is the largest single ultimate destination for Chinese direct investment, and though Australia is a relatively small economy, it is likely to remain one of China's largest foreign investment destinations for a while to come. At the same time, the scale and pace of growth in Chinese direct investment has led to populist reactions that have challenged the open investment regime in Australia and, in particular, raised policy questions about whether investments by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) need to be treated differently from private investment. By Peter Drysdale, Australia National University.
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Friday 30 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government has offered its continued support to China, including support of issues important to China in international forums of which Tonga is a member the Acting Prime Minister, said last night.
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Tuesday 31 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Since the end of the Cold War, the larger Western powers, the US and UK, started to lose interest in the Pacific. From a Western security perspective, the day-to-day management of the region was handed over to Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately, in an increasingly multipolar world, all sorts of new foreign policy options are available. By Cleo Paskal.
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Friday 12 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Minerals exploration on Tonga's seabed is slowly getting into a momentum as a second research ship, the R/V Onnuri left Nuku'alofa, on Wednesday, December 10 to look for copper, gold, zinc and silver on the sea-bed to the south of Tongatapu.
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Saturday 22 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China will give the Tonga Defence Services an aircraft in the near future, the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Fan Guijin promised at the TDS headquarters during a hand-over ceremony of eight trucks.
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