PM congratulates new Chinese President

New Chinese President Xi Jinping
New Chinese President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has congratulated the People’s Republic of China’s newly elected President, Xi Jinping.

Xi serves not only as China’s President but also as general secretary of the Communist Party and commander-in-chief of China’s armed forces.

Last Thursday, China’s National People’s Congress appointed him head of the Communist Party and as the country’s new president. The appointment came four months after the 59-year-old leader succeeded President Hu Jintao as the head of the ruling party.

In recent speeches, China’s new president has indicated his intention to lead a Chinese renaissance, stating that he is committed to building an even more prosperous and proud future for China.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that he is “immensely pleased that the delegates at the National People’s Congress have chosen Xi Jinping to lead one of the most powerful economies in the world”, adding that “President Xi can exert a positive influence on the destiny of hundreds of millions of people in China and around the

In an official congratulatory letter to the new President, Prime Minister Skerrit stated, “I have no doubt that, with your profile and qualifications, the PRC and indeed the world, has found in you the leadership required to advance on the progress made including the finding of solutions to the many economic and political challenges of our time.

The letter continues: “Your Excellency, Dominica has shared a special bond with the PRC since the establishment of diplomatic relations nine years ago. We have had progressive success in international fora on a number of areas of mutual interest. Dominica commends the position of China on several issues currently on the international agenda and has benefitted from the pro-developing country positions adopted. Our technical cooperation programme is second to none and includes projects and programmes that have far reaching impact on improving the quality of life of the Dominican people, particularly the rural and more vulnerable. I look forward to even greater collaboration under your stewardship.”

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  1. March 17, 2013

    Hey put your mouth your the money is.I dnt blame the guy.

  2. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013

    Dominicans seems to focus too much on negatives rather than positives and then we wonder why we not going anywhere, so instead blame politicians. What ever happened to turning negatives into positives? Don’t people know thinking negative keeps you behind? People come on we need to do better than that. Everything a politician say turn it negative, if a fellow Dominican say something that’s different from their view, attack them. Maybe it’s because we are black people and that’s how we operate.

  3. Nac Vibes
    March 15, 2013

    Boy black people will never learn. You really think that Chinese give a rat’s –s about Dominica, at the end of the day all that they do they do for them and them only. They may build stadium, palace, bridge and what ever else,all that amounts to is they are in control and skerit and his lot bow every time they get couple dollars.
    Makes me sick tio see how my people give away all that or past heroes fought for. People like brother Marcus Garvey,the good Dr King, the Black Panthers, Assata Shakor, Paul Bogle, King Shaka,even Roosie Douglas, they must be turning in their graves to see what we have become a people holding out their hands for every other man’s crumbs.
    According to Morgan Heritage, Jah come help a falling race, help my people find themselves.

  4. Local
    March 15, 2013

    He looks more like one of or indigenous ones than a Chinese

    • yes I
      March 16, 2013

      yea n his surname is as idigenous too

  5. True or false
    March 15, 2013

    Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has congratulated the People’s Republic of China’s newly elected President and his new Boss, Xi Jinping.The one who will be taking over and making new demands from the MOU

  6. Doc. Love
    March 15, 2013

    I have not heard of a congratulatory letter from Skerrit as regards to Shane,but letters were sent to the new Pope and now a Chinese.Sometimes I wonder if patriotism means anything to Skerrit.

    • True or false
      March 15, 2013

      Only to those on Q95 fm radio and the UWP and by extension thos in the

    • Anonymous
      March 15, 2013

      What is wrong with you people that everything have to be some useless issue? Shane was made an ambassador last year when he took 10 wickets here in Dominica. Who made him ambassador you? If is not one is the other everyday some people just seem to be looking for all sorts of isssues simply to play politics.

    • March 17, 2013

      put your mouth where the money is.

  7. Hod Kai Ché
    March 15, 2013

    I commend the PM for working to maintain our positive relations with the PRC. Let us hope that the new president of China will continue to look favourably on the developing world and provide the development assistance we require in these difficult times.

    • March 15, 2013

      poor all you labourite dominica become a begging country now skerrit need to go.

      • octo
        March 18, 2013

        I am sure that you are benefitting from Chinese assistance.

  8. Lougaoo Mem
    March 15, 2013

    I congratulate the new Chinese leader Xi Jinping! He has let it be known that stamping out corruption is his first priority. I hope his policy on that subject will have an impact on our politicians.

    Though I concur that our country has benefitted from certain programs and projects, permit me to disagree they’ve had far reaching impact on the quality of life of the Dominican people. Poverty has increased in the last nine years. The people have become more desperate as they depend on hand-outs from the politicians, and the deep divide continues by the manipulation of the ignorance of the less fortunate supporters.

    Please do not tell my Grand Bay constituency that the projects have had far reaching impact on improving their lives. Where are the jobs? We all know who benefits from the current situation we are in. For every dollar given or spent by the Chinese on the island, they take back twice the amount. I call it double dipping.
    Thank you!

    • Anonymous
      March 15, 2013

      I want to know where are these handout I keep hearing about

      • Lougaoo Mem
        March 15, 2013

        Go to the red clinic!.

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