PM commends efforts in improving China/Taiwan relations

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has commended the efforts of the Chinese government towards improving China/Taiwan relations.

Speaking at a reception to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Skerrit said his administration looks forward to a peaceful reunification and said Dominica stands ready to do whatever it can towards that goal.

However, the Prime Minister said his administration remains committed to the One China Policy.

“We know how difficult it is to build a nation and we are very grateful to the Chinese Government for its continued assistance. Let me say that we have never regretted our decision to recognize the One China Policy and rest assured of our continued support and recognition of the One China Policy,”  PM Skerrit said at the reception held at the Chinese Embassy in Morne Daniel on Friday evening.

PM Skerrit also pointed to what he referred to as the adversity faced China saying that it has resulted in the country becoming stronger and more united.

“We recognize that this is a major achievement for the people of China having gone through a very turbulent history of invasion. China has shown that in adversity it became a stronger and more united people. We believe that China is a country that we should emulate in respect to unity of purpose and unity of strength,” he noted.

He said further that, “China has brought itself today to be a member of the UN Security council with a veto vote and this a major influence which China has brought on the world stage.”

The one-China policy holds that there is but one China and that Taiwan is part of China.

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  1. J.J.John-Charles
    October 2, 2012

    Mr,Mrs.or Miss observer Dominica is a member of the U.N.and it is competing with Haiti for first place in P/ty.

  2. J.J.John-Charles
    October 2, 2012

    If the citizens of Tobago through a referendum decided that they want to be on their own.Will our P.M. say no?,and add Tobago belongs to Trinidad. Mr.PM do the people of Puerto rico have the right to decide their own destiny?.If yes,don’t you think the people of Taiwan should have that same freedom?.

  3. October 2, 2012

    One China? Isn’t Taiwan a separate country?
    Did Dominica attain independence from Britain. ?
    Soon Dominica will be part of China.
    Whatever happened to the Pro Democracy Movement in China?

  4. anonymous2
    October 2, 2012

    Wake up people.

    October 1, 2012

    Arrr boi!!!

  6. Fig Tree
    October 1, 2012

    Oh my god!!! Is this how the PM looks now?? I went to school with him was in a higher class than he was but he was just about one year or two older than myself…..this job is really taking its toll on you….

  7. MOI
    October 1, 2012


  8. "O" STRESS!
    October 1, 2012

    Money talks and “BS” walks if any country have four hundred “BILLIONS” dollars in bonds of any country of course it will find favor and recognize as they are at the UN,its as easy as that. So MR “PM” take what we can get and never stop singing for our supper.

  9. D/ca
    October 1, 2012

    We the people of Dominica want the new DLP to make public as stated in the constitution, the memorandum of understanding between the Gov’t of Dominican and the Gov’t of China.
    Skerrit must also take note to the effect that China will not continue to support his smell mindedness and lack of vision to compete with regional countries.

  10. Lougaoo Mem
    October 1, 2012

    There’s nothing wrong in recognizing the “One China Policy”. Infact, that’s what most of the world community is doing. However, there is no reason for not disclosing the contents of the MOA, or any secret agreement on behalf of the citizens. The continued preferences given to the Chinese over the locals is alarming. Our people need jobs! We must always remember that Dominica for Dominicans first. Soon our local merchants will be history if nothing is done to change the trend. And most importantly, our democracy is threatened, rule of law only applies to the little man while the greedy politicians flaunt and ignore the laws. When will there be justice for all? Gon Emmanuel is awaiting. Dominica is not China eh.

  11. Mr.Gouty
    October 1, 2012

    PM what will the USA say about you talking for China agains Taiwanise will and if they become one would they need our vote at thee UN and think you should change your advisors

    • No Name No Warrant
      October 1, 2012

      Independence not forced slave mentality

    • Observer
      October 1, 2012

      Taiwan can never becopem a memeber of the United Nations. Taiwan was a member of the United nations and was expelled by this august body because the UN recognizes the “One China Policy” and the PRC as the only government for all of the Chinese people. China has veto power. So when will Taiwan become a member of the UN? When foul get teeth?

  12. non
    October 1, 2012

    dat PM FRAH!!!!! dat you yer wi!

  13. Morihei Ueshiba
    October 1, 2012

    Improving relations look at Tiaoyutai Islands, why did Dominicans elect mister? :-P

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2012

      because those who elect him have the same values as him:
      greed greed greed greed!!!!!

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