Ngangan announces plan for selling of Apec assets

By LUKE KAMA, the National PNG THE Central Supplies and Tenders Board (CSTB) will start the public disposal process of assets purchased and owned by the PNG Apec Coordination Authority soon, acting chairman Dr Ken Ngangan says. Ngangan also the…
PNG, China sign K150 million scholarship grant

MORE Papua New Guineans will be able to receive scholarships to study in China following an agreement between Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Chinese President Xi Jinping. O’Neill said a grant of K150 million was signed to release about 2500…
Memorable visit for Xi

CHINESE President Xi Jinping says he will take back home lifetime memories of the warm welcome he received from the people during his historical two-day State visit. He will especially mention how the children at a school welcomed him by…
Peter O’Neill: Enjoy PNG

By HELEN TARAWA PAPUA New Guinea is the “last paradise on Earth”, and “one of the best countries in the world”, according to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Responding to recent overseas media reports which rated PNG as one of the…
O’Neill: Aust, China are our friends

By HELEN TARAWA, the National PNG CHINA and Australia are very good friends who continue to trade with each other and are important to the Asia-Pacific region, says Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Responding to questions on how Papua New Guinea…

The Government of China has announced its assistance of Vt10million towards the relief and recovery of the people on Ambae, whose homes and gardens have been destroyed by volcanic ash. The Acting Prime Minister (PM) and Minister of Education and…
Military base claims ‘speculative’

The Vanuatu Government has refuted claims by Fairfax Media in an article dated 09 April 2018, that it has been approached by the government of China in the pretext of setting up a permanent military presence in Vanuatu, further that preliminary…
Peter O’Neill: Gifts to PNG

By PETER ESILA, The National PNG – PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill yesterday accepted from China the multi-million kina International Convention Centre in Port Moresby, saying the country is experiencing an “infrastructure revolution”. The Chinese government will also build a six-lane road…
Chinese Military Bases in Vanuatu ‘impossible’

The Daily Post Vanuatu – A Chinese embassy spokesman said yesterday that reports of a plan to establish a military base here in Vanuatu were ‘ridiculous’. “That’s impossible”, said Chen Ke, a spokesman for the Ambassador. A senior Vanuatu government advisor concurred:…

What to make of the extraordinary story in Australia’s Fairfax newspapers on Tuesday about reported discussions between China and Vanuatu that could allow the People’s Liberation Army to establish a presence in the South Pacific nation? If true, there would be significant…