President Xi Jinping visits Oceania

President Xi Jinping

Fiji, November, 2014 – Extracts from speech by President Xi Jinping I hope my visit will help strengthen political mutual trust, enhance cooperation in areas such as economy, trade, agriculture, forestry, fishery and tourism, example people-to-people and cultural exchanges, deepen multilateral coordination and cooperation, and take China-Fiji traditional…

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Vanuatu economy boosts by $31 million per year!

Cruise boosts Vanuatu economy 3 September 2014 Rebecca Gibson Cruise tourism injected AUS$34 million into the local economy of Pacific island Vanuatu in 2013, according to a new economic impact study. Jointly funded by cruise operator Carnival Australia, the Australian government, and World Bank Group member IFC, the Assessment…

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Vanuatu Tok Tok kicks off

Tok Tok kicks off with record crowds 29 August, 2014 Hannah Edensor Tok Tok Vanuatu 2014 has broken records for attendance as the first day of the tourism and trade event began yesterday. The event, in its 11th year, has attracted over 70 wholesalers and media guests from around…

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Vanuatu, China pledge to boost cooperation

China, Vanuatu pledge to boost cooperation Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister of Vanuatu Joe Natuman met in Nanjing on Sunday, pledging to boost bilateral cooperation. Hailing Natuman as an old friend of the Chinese people, Xi said the Vanua’aku Party, of which Natuman is a founding…

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Vanuatu, a Fast growing economy in the Pacific?

Vanuatu, a Fast growing economy

Fast growth in the Pacific is possible – look at Vanuatu Stephen Howes and Nikunj Soni1 The importance of Vanuatu’s growth – dispelling the myth that Pacific island economies cannot grow View full report PDF Growth in Vanuatu has accelerated in recent years. This paper argues that Vanuatu’s…

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