The Chinese government is granting Dominica an additional ten scholarships this year for students wishing to pursue higher education in China, says Chinese ambassador to Dominica, Wang Zonglai.
This will bring the number of full scholarships granted to Dominicans to 100, and Zonglai described it as “an eye-catching milestone in our educational cooperation”.
Dominica and China observed their 7th anniversary of diplomatic relations Friday night with a ceremony at the Chinese Embassy.
The Chinese ambassador spoke of his country’s dedication to Dominica’s economic development, highlighting Chinese-funded projects here, including the Dominica State College and State House projects due to start in the coming two months and the Portsmouth road rehabilitation project now underway.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit reaffirmed Dominica’s support for the ‘One China Policy’ and made it clear that its support was not driven by “any material benefit we may have derived from these relations but because of the consistent demonstration of interest and concern shown by the government of the Peoples Republic of China, in the welfare and well-being of Dominica.”
The ‘One China Policy’ states that the Peoples Republic of China is the only legitimate state called China.