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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Like Greeks bearing gifts
I noticed this item in Matangi Tonga, re China in the Pacific. Like Greeks bearing gifts I reckon.
Thirty vehicles from the Chinese Government were handed over to Tonga for the Coronation celebration of HM King Tupou VI on 27 June.
The vehicles included 10 cars, 15 SUVs and five 35-seat buses with a Chinese maintenance team to train drivers in Tonga.
The Chinese Ambassador HE Mr Huang Huaguang signed the handover certificate with the Minister of Finance Hon ‘Aisake Eke with Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala present at Taliai Camp.
HE Huang thanked the Tongan Royal Family and Tongan Government for supporting the development of China-Tonga cooperation and friendship.
“China attaches great importance for His Majesty’s coronation. Chinese President XI Jinping appointed HE Mr Li Jinzao, Chairman of China National Tourism Administration to be his Special Envoy to attend the ceremony,” he stated.
Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. Peceli is from Fiji from the village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. Peceli Ratawa passed away on 27th December 2015 so this is Wendy's blog now. Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.