Dominica expresses support for peaceful unification of China

An anti-China protest in Taiwan
An anti-China protest in Taiwan. Photo: dalje.com

Foreign Affairs Minister, Francine Baron, has expressed the government’s support for the peaceful reunification of China.

Chinese reunification refers to the political unification of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan) into a single sovereign state.

“We continue to stand firm with the People’s Republic of China, and continue to urge for the peaceful reunification of China,” Baron said, at a ceremony held for the presentation of a $177,000-computer lab, by the Chinese Embassy, at the Newtown Primary School, on Friday.

For more than six decades, the Chinese government has unsuccessfully attempted to recover Taiwan, after the separation of the two entities in 1949.

In November 2015, a historic meeting occurred between Chinese President, Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou, of Taiwan, marking a significant milestone in the forging of peace across the Straits, since the split in 1949.

Meanwhile, Baron highlighted the generosity of the Chinese government, in aiding Dominica’s development efforts.

“China, like us, have their own challenges, but, notwithstanding those challenges, they reach out to Dominica, and many other countries around the world, helping us with addressing our development challenges,” she remarked.

In 2015, the Chinese government provided a grant aid of US $300,000 within 72 hours of the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, and made another US$ 200,000 available a few weeks later.

Additionally, the Chinese government has provided financial and human resources for several of Dominica’s development projects, including the newly- upgraded Newtown Primary School, the Roseau Valley Bridge Project, and the New Hospital Project.

Dominica and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations in 2004, whereby the Dominican government has adhered to the One-China Policy.

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15 Comments

  1. charles
    August 9, 2016

    china is a bully I belive in the independenceTaiwan

  2. Jonathan St Jean
    August 9, 2016

    Will Francine Baron and Rosevelt Skerritt open their mouth and support the position of the US in regards to the South China Sea issue.The Chinese are in clear violation of international law in this regard.Is Dominica a satellite state of China.It sure looks like the position that Skerritt and Baron are espousing.I don’t want to be no Communist nor do I want to be viewed as a one.If Dominica is non-alligned we sure don’t act or speak like we are and this is dangerous

    • The South China Sea issue is resolved; an international court of law has ruled on that last month, that part of the ocean belongs to the Philippines. It is not the U. S, which need the just support, it is the people of the Philippines.

      Skerrit, and his circus always pick the wrong side of the equation, they like to support evil, and the people who perpetrates evil on the innocent, notice how Skerrit took side with Cuba, when he attacked America, talking about Embargo, that the United States should lift; not knowing that Obama promised long before he became President that he would lift the Embargo.

      Now that relationship has neutralized between Cuba and the United States, American companies has already gone into Cuba where and set up manufacturing industries, and the amount of tourist from Florida flooding Cuba, weakly, Dominica has yet to realize. The amount of people traveling to Cuba in one week, has not visited Dominica in all the years Skerrit is in power.

      Skerrit and…

  3. Big- Bannan
    August 9, 2016

    We must first remind ourselves that china is in fact a communist country. We should instead challenge them to embrace democracy and recognize human rights brfore we discuss peace. No justice no peace

  4. Francine you need to simply shut you mouth, stop venting hot air, each time someone from the government of China is in Dominica hypocrites like you comes out bellowing some sort of garbage to impress your economic slave masters!

    You are simply kissing the Butts of the Chines.

    If at any time Taiwan was part of China, after more than sixty years of independence you are suggesting that the Taiwanese give up their freedom as an independent nation to return under the iron fist of the Chines dictators. People living under the communist dictatorship, are told how many children they are supposed to birth in this world.

    Why don’t you unite yourself, with China, go and live there, perhaps they will shut you mouth; preventing you from talking crap. You have nothing to do, so shut up. If you want reunification, go and talk to your dictator communist friends in Venezuela and get them to reunify Bird island with Dominica.

    You are always talking sot; stupidness, which makes no sense!

  5. duck1951
    August 8, 2016

    Not happening ! China only wants world dominance . Because they reach out to DA everytime monetarily and with scholarships does not mean that we have to regularly suck up to them like our leaders do . Then again we are so deep in bed with them that we cannot get out .

  6. August 8, 2016

    As soon as China throws some bread crumbs on the ground these DLP yard fowl begin to cackle; why don’t you guys stay out of China and Taiwan business there are more important things in this country to worry about and express your views eg the corruption and mall-administration of the finances of the country more specifically when it comes to the sale of our Passports. Talk nah!!!

  7. Shaka Zulu
    August 8, 2016

    It is amazing the things we will do and say for a few pieces of silver. Well i guess the people of Taiwan will not enjoy the right to self determination like Dominca use to up until 2004 and Dominica government dont care how many people are killed or jailed in the process. In life principle is noble and i would prefer live and die poor than take help from some folks. Once your integrity is compromised you screwed. If china were to suffer the same fate like Venezuela, Dominica government would be first to turn it’s back.

  8. PENVILLE FARMER
    August 8, 2016

    Dominica and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations in 2004, whereby the Dominican government has adhered to the One-China Policy

    I think it should be Roosevelt skerrit and the people’s republic of china

  9. August 8, 2016

    If Chinese policymakers had really wanted to encourage Taiwan to consider peaceful reunification, they would have faithfully honoured their agreement not to interfere with democracy in Hong Kong. After seeing how meddlesome they have been there, however, no one in their right mind in Taiwan would favour reunification.

  10. DA Native in Texas
    August 8, 2016

    This woman is not in her right mind. Can she remember what happened inTaipei a few years ago. This is like saying the Nature Isle Should try or return to British rule where the queen or her people send one of her surrogates to DA to control what happens in DA. And while I’m writing this it has nothin to do with the news I read on DNO a while ago. Someone needs to tell Linton he needs to stop walking out on people when they are asking him tuff ?s. This is the nature of the beast that he choose to follow.

    • She is just another of those ignorant puppets singing for her supper, she is another want to be heard!

      The thing is people like here believe she is of significance, believe she is important; and wish to play a role in world affairs; not knowing here stupid voice, crosses no boundaries out of Dominica; and only the illiterate people who votes for people like her may hear her nonsensical voice!

      Have you noticed that only Skerrit and the puppets who are in his circus run-off their mouth about other developed nations while Dominica remains the most backward place in the Caribbean, or the world for that matter. No other government in the Caribbean waste time on such trivial nonsense; nevertheless, their country are practically fully developed!

      The islands of the Caribbean are making progress, our business is selling of passports, and running off our mouth as if we are a world power; failing to realize how poverty stricken are our country and people!

  11. Reasoning
    August 8, 2016

    :?: Giving computer to a school by the Chinese is considered development of the people :?: This is something the island should afford itself under a good government who can get things done! The most important thing that should be considered when measuring development,is whether the people’s lives has improved. All types of white elephant can be constructed,if the people’s lives is not impacted in a positive way,wherein their social standard of living is improved. Then all physical structure is of no effect! :?:

  12. Not a herd follower
    August 8, 2016

    The Government of Dominica’s support eschews history and China’s thuggish efforts to claim other territories .

  13. Titiwi
    August 8, 2016

    Why is this news? She can hardly be expected to say anything else given the deal that Roosevelt Skerrit concluded all those years ago in Barbados with the Govt. of China, behind his Prime Minister’s back. We heard about the a famous Memorandum of Understanding, the context of which is still not made public to the people of Dominica, in whose name it was purportedly signed.

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