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Chinese Officials Want More Fijian Media Visits

The Vice President of the Chinese Association for International Understanding Zhu Yongcai wants more visits by the Fijian media to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Mr Zhu was part
19 Dec 2017 10:00
Chinese Officials Want More Fijian Media Visits
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The Vice President of the Chinese Association for International Understanding Zhu Yongcai wants more visits by the Fijian media to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Mr Zhu was part of the high level visit recently led by the vice-chairwoman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Madam Yan Junqi.

Mr Zhu said visits by the Fiji media to China would enable journalists to understand more about China and to report better what was happening there.

Fiji was the first Pacific country to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, in 1975. China established an embassy in Fiji in 1976, and Fiji opened its embassy in China in 2001.

Mr Zhu said diplomatic relations between the two countries was very good and the two countries signed an agreement on trade cooperation in 1997, and an agreement on economic and technical cooperation in 2001.

Meanwhile in August 2008, while on a visit to China, the then military commander now Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama spoke of the “very close and cordial relations that the two countries shared in their trade, cultural and sporting linkages.

“Fiji will not forget that when other countries were quick to condemn us following the events of 1987, 2000 and 2006, China and other friends in Asia demonstrated a more understanding and sensitive approach to events in Fiji,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“The Government of the People’s Republic of China expressed confidence in our ability to resolve our problems in our way, without undue pressure of interference.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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