The Pacific is rapidly becoming the new Red (Chinese) Sea.
BEIJING, Dec. 20 — China on Thursday vowed to boost bilateral relations with Micronesia, proposing to cement two-way cooperation in areas such as trade, fisheries, public health, sports and tourism.
“China-Micronesia relations have already entered into an important stage of development,” said Chinese President Hu Jintao during his talks with visiting Micronesian President Emanuel Mori at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing.
Highlighting the recent growth of the bilateral relations, Hu said the two countries should fortify political mutual trust, economic cooperation and friendship to forge joint efforts with the aim to promote peace, cooperation and development in the world.
He also expressed his appreciation to the importance Micronesia attached to the ties with China and the country’s adherence to the one-China policy.
Mori said Micronesia-China relations were founded on the basis of mutual respect. Micronesia would continue its efforts to work closer with China in the areas of transport, clean energy, fisheries and private business.
He also stressed that the one-China policy composed the basis of Micronesia’s foreign policy and his country would unswervingly stick to it.
Mori arrived in China on Dec. 16 at the invitation of Hu.
Hat Tip Zionist AntiCommunist