China’s friendship with Dominica will remain no matter the ruling party, say Chinese diplomats

Former Chinese ambassador to Suriname Zhang Jinxiong (left) with Chinese ambassador to Dominica Lu Kun

Former Chinese Ambassador to Suriname, H.E. Zhang Jinxiong, has affirmed that the peoples Republic of China will remain a friend to Dominica no matter which party governs the country.

Responding to questions asked at a media briefing earlier this month on statements made by the Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit  that if his party was not re-elected the Chinese government will not be a friend to Dominica, H.E. Zhang Jinxiong responded that this is not the case.

“We always say we respect the choices of the people here. Elections are your internal affairs but between country to country relations, we are very happy to be friends with the government and people of Dominica,” the ambassador explained. “We always believed that we are friends with the government and ordinary people of Dominica. For example, our people in the agricultural field have been here so many years and have many friends, so people to people exchanges are very important.”

H.E. Lu Kun, Chinese Ambassador to Dominica  who was also in attendance stated, “We never separate the government of the people…any government, as it is your internal affairs..We are friends for the people and government [and] respect the choices of the people here…this is our policy.”

He declared, “Whether the Labour or UWP Party is in government, we would have good relations with both.”

Dominica and China first began diplomatic relations in 2004.

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  1. Jonathan Y St Jean
    September 25, 2019

    The double doctorate dude said that he is the one who has relationships with China and the UWP doesn’t so voting them into government would not ensure continued support for the development of Dominica. The fools in red believed that nonsense and repeated it. Smart people know that bilateral relations, country to country is not based on who is the leader of the government. Now that the Chinese who invited and hosted the Hon. Lennox Linton in China have educated those dohtish Laborites, how silly they look. Only vindictive people, like Skerritt and his band of rats, will believe and spread such garbage. The UN ambassador boasted recently how many countries she had established formal relationships with, and I’m sure these countries won’t break off relations when UWP wins the next election. The Labour principal is to give support only to those who are in their groupthink which is childish but mature patriots know this is wrong. Thank you, China for educating those fools.

  2. Toto
    September 24, 2019

    So there you have it, Skerrit is not a special friend of China and if something happen to him tomorrow China will just carry on with someone else, Lennox Linton perhaps, why not?

  3. Mackalooloo
    September 24, 2019

    I hope those d_____s Labourites listening and reading.

  4. Prolific Liar
    September 24, 2019

    I want to hear what next the lying spirit of the Devil will use to fool laborites with. That Skerrit is such a lying sucker boy

    • September 25, 2019

      What a childish and ridiculous thing to say. Who makes such a stupid statement it’s as if he never left the kindergarten playground🙄 That right there tells you he puts his own spin on everything and sadly makes you wonder if he is capable of making honest decisions for his countrymen.

      • Amino
        September 25, 2019

        I take it you are referring to Dr Dr Skerrit, if so, I agree with you.

  5. Lying spirit
    September 23, 2019

    Let’s not forget that during the 2014 election Roosevelt said he signed a contract with the Chinese, south of $300 million dollars, to build a hospital, hotel and international airport and the Chinese Ambassador quickly cleared the air by telling the nation that Skerrit DID NOT, sign such contact with the Chinese government. You guys remember that? Now on the eve of another election Skerrit said China is his personal friend and not a friend of Linton and the Chinese ambassador, though a different one had to tell the nation that China is a friend of Dominica and will work with any government. So again Skerrit is caught lying again. But if a man can lie about a basic thing like diplomacy and friends of Dominica, what will he not LIE TO US about? I bet he lied to us about the disappearance of Ross University? I bet he lied to us about the kempinski hotel. I bet he lied to us about his dealings with the housing project and his personal friend. I bet he lied to us about the $1.2 billion

  6. Jah Rastafari
    September 23, 2019

    The personal friends of Skerrit that are not friends of Linton are wanted criminals and convicted criminals that are in jail. The sad thing about those friends of Skerrit, that are either wanted criminals, or convicted criminals that are serving time for crimes they committed is, in most cases Skerrit is either a witness or a partaker of the crimes. DNO I am not saying anything that will put you in trouble because we all know for a fact, that in the case of NG Lap Seng who is now serving time in NY prison, tropical storm Erica almost caught Skerrit in Macau, where he was seen in picture in bed with Lap Seng, John Ashe and others and they were all arrested less than a month after Erica. In the case of Monfared,who is now hailed in Iran, we know for a day that he was seen here several times eating, drinking, riding with Skerrit when he was wanted by Interpol. We have several more criminals that are friends of Skerrit that can never be friends of Linton.

  7. Bravo Chinese
    September 23, 2019

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :-P
    Whoosh. I think the Chinese are feeling the shift too. They want to book their ticket in advance. That’s why the Chinese are so successful. They roll with the times.

  8. September 23, 2019

    All high school drop-outs knew that except the Intellectually Dishonest DLP operatives/administration and their “mouton batallie” supporters, enabled by their half-a-brain (Deception, Lies and Propaganda) radio talk show hosts; no wonder we are where we are in comparison to the rest of the OECS and CARRICOM countries; mental slavery is alive and well in Dominica.

  9. Mark
    September 23, 2019

    Thanks Mr. Ambassador for that ‘ABC’ elementary school clarification. Dr. Dr. Skerrit you say what now?????

  10. September 23, 2019

    The Chinese will always want to remain a friend to Dominica. You believe that the Chinese love Dominicans so much. They are trying to see what else they could squeeze out from the county, under the new party. I live in New York and they has many businesses all over New York, and you will not see black people working for them in none of their businesses. They rather their own people or other people. No Blacks

    • September 25, 2019

      Well said. The day we see blacks working and being paid by the Chinese is the day I believe they have your interest at heart.

  11. dissident
    September 23, 2019

    de ting is by having relations with China you are already supporting the 1 China policy… matter what government comes into power.

    Honestly i was expecting better return on our friendship over the past 15 years…alas Skerrit was checking his bank accounts…feeling important.

    we missed out on golden opportunities with skerrit…..another party in power can bring better returns for our friendship

    skerrit biggest blunder is to mention an MOU…15 years later de ordinary citizen, not even de opposition parties has never seen dat document

    i wonder if gavin or any other of the new media association and GIS have seen de MOU???

  12. Possie Direct
    September 23, 2019

    Again I say to you that the friends of Skerrit are the people like Monfared who was seen in his Iran prison uniform, NG Lap Seng and wanted criminals that wanted a Dominica passport. China and other countries are friends of Dominica

  13. Man bites dogs
    September 23, 2019

    You see you foolish labourites who have skerite marge in all you head.. all you doe see is use skerite and melisaa using all you boss??? Them people ricchhhh!! On all you back.. They laughing all you when they passing with their big ride in roseau.. Foolish set of people boi..

  14. %
    September 23, 2019

    The closer the election gets, the more false God Skerrit is being exposed!! Remember the false God Skerrit, bombarded Labourites with the lie that all relationships that exist in Dominica is between the false God and the other country?? People international relations of this sort are among countries, and the false God Skerrit, is just an inveterate liar..Soon when he is kicked out of office, those relationships will still exist, so I am happy that he is being exposed!!!
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

  15. Channel 1
    September 23, 2019

    Oh shucks, look dem fellas from de Orient just threw Skerrit diplomatically under the bus. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  16. RandyX
    September 23, 2019

    I would not be so sure about that ‘long lasting’ friendship. I guess it all comes down to the MOU and what is actually written in it.

  17. Portsmouth Labourite
    September 23, 2019

    These two Chinese diplomats are against the one China and Daddy Skerrit policy. They don’t know what they are talking. Our PM say if Labour don’t win, China will not be friends with Workers. I believe our PM and not these two Chinese who are probably looking to spread incitement in China… It have plenty of them you know…. Those Chinese wolves in sheep clothing

    We love our PM… We winning all 21 seats… Who vex bust

    • Just here for comments
      September 23, 2019

      Sarcasm at it best!! :) :)

    • Julius Corbett
      September 23, 2019

      The beginning of things to come. The Chinese Government don’t like corruption.

    • Wow
      September 23, 2019

      OMG. You are so very foolish. You believe your PM and not the people China sent? Does Mr. Skerrit know more about what China wants that their own diplomats?

    • September 24, 2019

      No one is asking uyou to stop loving your PM but have some common sense ask yourself a question don’t be uneducated to the facts, don’t allow ignorant to fester or peddle your nonsense. Labour was friend long before the PM and will be after he leave. A mind is a wonderful thing to wast.

    • Kalinago Justice
      September 24, 2019

      @Portsmouth labourite; you are one of those from that area Who continue to show your blind, ignorant and unlearned head and eyes closed support to what you’re don’t have a clue about!!! You’ve got no clue about diplomatic and diplomacy!!!

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