November’s historic Fiji meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and eight Pacific leaders served to further solidify China-Pacific cooperation and project the superpower as one of the Pacific’s most generous donors. Meeting the leaders of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia and Cook Islands ...
Fri 05 Dec 2014 -
In a yet to be explained move, the chair of the WCPFC Dr Charles Karnell has left Samoa, leaving delegates of the 11th session of the Commission to try and forge some agreements on measures to manage the Pacific’s tuna fishery.
Thu 04 Dec 2014 -
Fiji has become the 3rd South Pacific island country to join the Northern Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
BEIJING, China ---- Chinese President Xi Jinping will offer a broad aid package to Pacific island nations at a summit in Fiji next week, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday, adding that there was also room to work with six island states not invited because of ties to Taiwan.
BEIJING, China ----- The development of innovative, trade-boosting technologies are opening the door to greater empowerment of women in the economy and the focus of a joint gathering of APEC Ministers and private sector leaders in Beijing to promote more inclusive and robust growth in the Asia-Pacific.
HONG KONG, China --- International Registries, Inc (IRI), the American company running the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry, is celebrating the passing of 100m gt on its books at two events in China this year.
SHANHAI, China ---- Australia and New Zealand Bank (China) Company Limited (“ANZ China”) Thursday opened its sub-branch in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to help customers take advantage of the opportunities expected to come with China’s financial market liberalisation.
BEIJING, China --- Three Chinese warships have sent dark new clouds scudding over Australia's strategic horizon, adding to growing unease across the region as Beijing flexes its muscles through the Indian Ocean to the western Pacific.
As with previous governments in French Polynesia, the Flosse administration is seeking to boost ties with China, hoping for increased tourism, trade and investment.
BEIJING, China ---As we look ahead to what will likely be the most important stories of 2014, it's a pretty safe bet that some of them will come out of China.
BEIJING, China --- China announced a ban on the serving of shark fin and bird's nest soup at official banquets Sunday, as part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption and excessive spending.
BEIJING, China --- Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan held talks with Fijian Minister for Defense, National Security and Immigration Joketani Cokanasiga on Monday.
BEIJING, China --- China has given Tonga a grant worth an estimated $15 million pa'anga (US$8.2 million) in Guangzhou last week as Tonga's Prime Minister acknowledged the Chinese Government's response to extend the repayment of Tonga's multi-million loan.
BEIJING, China ---- Japanese politicians are being provocative and are deceiving themselves about a territorial dispute, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, a day after Japan's prime minister said it was ready to be more assertive towards China.
Tue 10 Sep 2013 -
BEIJING, China: Fans across the world know him for his martial arts prowess but few are aware that Hollywood action-man Jet Li http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Jet-Li has another side to him. Li's One Foundation — which he founded after he narrowly missed being drowned during the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 — recently ...
BEIJING, China --- A female executive suspected of running off with company money was escorted back to China from Fiji on Monday, according to China's Ministry of Public Security.
Thu 15 Aug 2013 -
BEIJING, China --- China's National Health and Family Planning Commission has reiterated that even if the family planning policy were to be adjusted, it would not mean that couples could have a second baby if one of them came from a single-child family.
BEIJING, China --- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Tongan Prime Minister Siale'ataonga Tu'ivakano here on Tuesday.
BEIJING, China --- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Monday to advance the development of relations between China and Tonga.
HONGKONG, China ---- Fiji's Prime Minister and Chair of the G77, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, has called on members of the developing world to focus on one important goal -- that helping ordinary people see possibilities, seize opportunities, and creating new wealth and prosperity is at the root of what South-South ...
BEIJING, China -- Samoa is hoping to launch direct flights to and from China in a bid to boost its country's tourism, Samoa's ambassador to China Tapusalaia Toomata said in an interview with Xinhua.
BEIJING, China ---- The Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy in Papua New Guinea will offer all-out assistance to the relatives of Chinese who were recently attacked in the country, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday.
BEIJING, China -- A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman on Thursday voiced strong opposition to a recent U.S. Senate resolution regarding territorial issues in the Asia-Pacific region, saying it will not help to resolve such issues.
BEIJING, China --- A delegation of political and media figures from the Pacific Islands paid a visit to the offices of China.org.cn, a Beijing-based multi-language Internet news portal.
BEIJING, China ----China's defense ministry made a thinly veiled attack on the United States on Tuesday for increasing tensions in the Asia-Pacific by ramping up its military presence and alliances in the region, days after the top U.S. diplomat visited Beijing.
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