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China And International Partners To Be Enhanced

When relations were first established in 1975, Fiji had no exports to China, and the volume of Chinese exports to Fiji amounted to just EU$1.6 million (FJ$3.75m).
29 Dec 2022 17:10
China And International Partners To Be Enhanced
From L-R: Ministry for Finance Permanent secretary Shiri Gounder, Minister for Finance Biman Prasad, Assistant Minister for Finance Esrom Immanuel . Photo: Ronald Kumar

Engagement with international partners will be enhanced and propelled to the next level.

Minister of Finance Biman Prasad made this response when questioned about maintaining relations with China.

China-Fijian diplomatic and economic relations significantly increased in the first decade of the 21st century.

When relations were first established in 1975, Fiji had no exports to China, and the volume of Chinese exports to Fiji amounted to just EU$1.6 million (FJ$3.75m).

In 2002, Chinese exports –consisting mainly in textiles, light industrial products and mechanical and electrical products– amounted to EU$21 million (FJ$49.21m), while its imports from Fiji –mainly raw sugar, saw log and synthetics– amounted to EU$0.97 million (FJ$2.27m).

 

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