Fiji Time: 9:34 AM on Saturday 29 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Smooth election hopes

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, January 30, 2014

CHINESE ambassador Huang Yong hopes Fiji's democratic process this year will be smooth and successful.

Speaking during the 2014 Chinese new year, the year of the horse reception last week, Mr Huang said this year was an exciting one for Fiji.

"In 2014, Fiji will have its first election in a decade under the new Constitution. The people of Fiji will define their own destiny through their solemn rights," he said.

"As the year of the horse is galloping in, let's wish the democratic process in Fiji is smooth and successful."

He said the horse in Chinese culture represented valour, hard work, strength and success.

He said 2014 was also an important year for China in terms of domestic agenda.

"The Chinese Government has recently unveiled an overall plan on comprehensively deepening reform, a grand blueprint for future development with a view of achieving the Chinese dream. The year 2014 is the starting year for the endeavour."

He extended greetings to everyone who supported the work of the Chinese Embassy in the past year.

"Although China and Fiji are separated by vast oceans, the people to people exchanges and friendship are never hindered by geography."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65510.6361
JPY 52.191449.1914
GBP 0.40080.3928
EUR 0.44880.4368
NZD 0.69410.6611
AUD 0.64810.6231
USD 0.49140.4744



Exchange Rate updated on 28th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. The chosen one
  2. Council disappointed
  3. Decision on Times case
  4. Aviation dialogue
  5. SODELPA holds talks
  6. Lawyer says no case to answer
  7. PM tells students to respect investment
  8. Fire base for town
  9. PM sends message for brighter Fiji

Top Stories this Week

  1. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  2. Qiliho attends trial Wednesday (26 Oct)
  3. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  4. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  5. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)
  6. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  7. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar Wednesday (26 Oct)
  8. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership Wednesday (26 Oct)
  9. Food runs low Thursday (27 Oct)
  10. NFP calls for public holiday Wednesday (26 Oct)