China promises more support for Dominica

The Chinese Ambassador referred to Dominica as a 'true friend'
The Chinese Ambassador referred to Dominica as a ‘true friend’

China’s Ambassador to Dominica, His Excellency Li Jiangning, says his country will continue to assist Dominica in its recovery and reconstruction efforts following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

The Ambassador made the remarks during the observance of the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at the Fort Young Hotel.

“I have been working closely with the Dominican government on further measures China can take to be of help,” he said. “I would like to make clear that China will continue to provide assistance to Dominica to help with the recovery and reconstruction efforts and we will continue to provide assistance and support with social and economic development in Dominica,” He said.

He also referred to Dominica as a “true friend.”

“We see Dominica as a true friend. We share each other’s pain as well as happiness,” he noted. “We felt the pain and sorrow in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika which devastated this beautiful nature island of the Caribbean causing heavy loss of lives and property. We felt as if it happened to us.”

Li also mentioned that it is his understanding that the Chinese Embassy and the Chinese community here has tried to do what they can in providing aid.

In addition following Tropical Storm Erika, both the Prime Minister and the Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs were formally written to and the PRC expressed their profound condolences and sympathy to the Government and people of Dominica.

“China responded quickly and provided US$ 300,000 in the emergency humanitarian assistance to Dominica,” he said.

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23 Comments

  1. Born Again Christian
    October 7, 2015

    What we need is an INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Can the PRC help us to get such an airport, at least the air strip?

  2. Anonymous
    October 7, 2015

    Dude seriously? China doesn’t buy or import anything from Dominica nor have we seen a Chinese cruise ship here… so i would really like to understand how are we friends when it only serves China..! we provide a place of employment for Chinese nationals through projects and the merchants who are here in return we get a few scholarships… smh

  3. anonymous2
    October 7, 2015

    Well of course. They aren’t going to let their investment go down the drain.

  4. The Real Facts
    October 6, 2015

    We should say, from the bottom of our hearts, a big, sincere thank you to the Government of China through its Ambassador in Dominica.
    Thank you very much for assisting Dominica.
    Help to Dominica is help to especially every Dominican resident.
    Friends are friends forever. God bless you!

  5. Da
    October 6, 2015

    Read the new York Times for today. The Antigua Ambassador was just charged in NY for recieving bribes from a Chinese so called businessman.
    So be guided accordingly.
    Lets see how our politicians will act now.

    • The Real Facts
      October 6, 2015

      Do not be silly. Put on your thinking cap and think beyond.
      This is the Chinese Ambassador. The government of China has approved the help to Dominica. He could not have offered to help without consulting his government and obtaining its approval.

  6. 4-cars
    October 6, 2015

    The more money we get, the less progress we see. Where dem mon$ey going? Somebody seem to have a hefty BANK ACCOUNT IN VENEZUELA BANK. “Mad, another check is on its way; please deposit it in the same one – I mean the old one with the Millions.” Mocho Gr-ASS-EE-ASS.

    • The Real Facts
      October 6, 2015

      You are one negative and nosy person. How long is your nose? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:
      It is not your business. Mind your business. What have you done for Dominica and what do you plan to do?

      • 4-cars
        October 8, 2015

        @the real facts. “What am I planed to do for Dominica?” Where have you been? Search the news on DNO, you’ll see all that I’m doing for Dominica, My beloved Country. Shoooooot

    • forreal
      October 7, 2015

      joker monetary assistance does :lol: not mean cash,dumb clown

    • NRT
      October 7, 2015

      So it should have been you eh? I get it. All politicians want to be the ones there.

  7. Passing cloud
    October 6, 2015

    “China responded quickly and provided US$ 30,000 in the emergency humanitarian assistance to Dominica,” he said..”

    DNO, please correct the amount given by China because I am quite sure you made a mistake here. You said US $30, 000 (thirty -thousand), whereas on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 11:02 AM ,
    Dominica News Online reported USD$300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand). Here it is:
    “The People’s Republic of China has offered US$300 000 in cash as emergency assistance to the Commonwealth of Dominica following the passing of Tropical Storm Erika.”

    DNO please inform us because we are keeping our eyes on every penny that we received since we remember the fertilizer story, the tax evasion error, garbage bin bobol, just to name a few.

    I know the $USD 300K was offered where as the $30,000 of today was already received. So please clear the air.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      October 6, 2015

      @passing cloud, keep your eyes on what you have contributed not on what others have, because I’m certainly sure you have not contributed a dime to the relief effort.

    • The Real Facts
      October 6, 2015

      You would do well to mind your own business. Nosy neighbor, busybody and troublemaker I suspect you are. Take off your mind on lowliness. You cause others to think less and/or nothing of you. If you want to know so much and what which does not concern you at this time, why do you not join the cabinet?

  8. Shaka zulu
    October 6, 2015

    Dominica need more people. Send about 30, 000 Chinese to live in Dominica. They can farm Hampstead and Londonderry. That will be a long-term boost to the country and for once we will do something good for China by easing the population pressure. Just make sure they do not have any crazy disease and they educated.

    • Shaka zulu
      October 6, 2015

      We need people to eat all the pork the abbatoir going to process. Dominica have a population problem yet to be addressed.

      • The Real Facts
        October 6, 2015

        You prompt me to state, commence having babies. Do not allow the UN, Planned Parenthood and other such organizations to force/give you contraceptives to curtail babies from being born. They are not planned parenthood but are population suppressors throughout the world. That is their aim. They do not see that some countries as Dominica are under populated.
        For the size of Dominica, the population should be higher.

    • The Real Facts
      October 6, 2015

      There are some D/cans who cry that they want jobs. They should be sent to work in those areas. This is an opportune time for them to be employed and make some money.

  9. grell
    October 6, 2015

    China $30.000.i might be wrong thought i had seen $300.000,China no more building of bridges inmy country please,give us the moneyand we will build our bridges,Many of the material and labor is very cheap and is filled with dangerous materials,but the incompetent leade we have keeps on failing to realize the problem.

    • CYRIL Volney
      October 6, 2015

      Gratitude is a hard thing to come by in Dominica.

      • The Real Facts
        October 6, 2015

        There are some people who are incapable of being grateful. This is what their heart is made up of. One day they will regret that they showed no gratitude nor expressed it. This is also lack of love for others and those who generously assisted Dominica.

    • October 6, 2015

      @grell, why do you need their money? The same materials you talk about that is contaminated is the same material that is imported in the USA. People like just don’t know how to be grateful.

    • The Real Facts
      October 6, 2015

      Gratitude to people is gratitude to God. Are you a Christian? If so, you have greatly erred and offended God. One day, for your indifferent words, you will have much to pay for.

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