Wednesday, March 23, 2011, marked seven years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Dominica and China.
Relations between the two countries have been described by government officials as the fastest growing cordial diplomatic relationship that Dominica has had with any country in the world since attaining independence.
Since the establishment of relations, Dominica has benefitted from a number of infrastructural projects funded by the government of China.
The Roseau to Portsmouth Road Rehabilitation Project is the third of four pillar projects agreed to in a memorandum of understanding between the governments of Dominica and China when the two countries formed diplomatic relations.
Since that historic day in Beijing on March 23, 2004, the Windsor Park Stadium has been completed and two phases of the new Dominica Grammar School have also been completed.
The total rehabilitation of the Princess Margaret Hospital is the fourth project that will be financed by way of grants by the Chinese government.
The government of Dominica has adhered to the “one China policy”, which is the cornerstone of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries.