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Sorry Dictator I am not your friend! say’s China

May 4, 2009

Sorry Frank China does not like you .The look north policy that you are looking foward to is gone,now you can sleep with one eye open.

Rowan Callick and Christian Kerr | May 02, 2009


Article from:  The Australian

CHINA is indicating it is not prepared to place its crucial relationship with Australia at risk by filling Fiji’s international relations vacuum.

Fiji was due to be the first country suspended from the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum from this morning because of its failure to schedule elections by May 1 for later this year. The military-installed Government says it will not hold elections until September 2014.

The country’s military chief and Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, told The Australian this week: “We have a wonderful relationship with China, and we’re trying to build on that. They’re very sympathetic and understand what’s happening here, that we need to do things in our own way.”

However, indications are emerging that Beijing, while maintaining a strong relationship with Fiji as an element of the global projection of its “soft power”, does not wish to be perceived as Suva’s new international protector, or to write blank cheques to underpin the country’s collapsing revenues.

Revelations of Beijing’s stance came as Kevin Rudd yesterday rebuffed overtures from Commodore Bainimarama for a summit including his New Zealand counterpart, John Key, to try to resolve the impasse over his refusal to hold elections until 2014.

“The people of Fiji deserve better,” the Prime Minister said, attacking the country’s interim administration. “This military Government has taken a fundamental assault on the institutions of democracy, including the freedom of the press.

“I don’t regard that as a basis for business as usual.”

Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said yesterday that given Fiji had shown no intention of a return to democracy, the threat to suspend it from the Pacific Islands Forum would be instigated.

“The effect of the resolution passed unanimously … is effective tomorrow, the first day after May 1,” Mr Smith said.

The latest briefing paper from the Foreign Ministry in Beijing on China’s relations with Pacific island countries says: “The Chinese Government regards aid as mutual, and not as a kind of unilateral alms. The scale of China’s development program in the region is smaller than other donors, and mostly in the form of projects.”

The paper stresses support for the Pacific Islands Forum. “As a dialogue partner to the PIF, China attaches great importance to exchanges and co-operation with the Pacific island countries within the forum framework,” it says.

“China has maintained good co-ordination with the USA, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and other development partners in the region in safeguarding regional stability.

“We are willing to work jointly with all relevant parties to promote stability, development and prosperity in the region.”

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Free Fiji permalink*
    May 4, 2009 2:08 PM

    Comments is open again

  2. ex Fiji tourist permalink
    May 4, 2009 2:49 PM

    Thanks SV.

    It is amazing how all of the junta’s tail-waggers are bleating about how safe Fiji is for tourists.

    Why even the Fiji Sun/green goon “””editorial””” today talked about how ‘loverley’ it was at the empty resorts.

    What these fools are not saying is that tourists are putting themselves at great risk because “”THERE IS NO LAW IN FIJI””’. viz Russell Hunter

    If you were unfortunate enough to commit a traffic violation whilst in Fiji, there are NO COURTS open for a speedy resolution of the matter.

    No judges

    No courts

    No justice

    No freedom

    No human rights


    No tourists

    Just ask the German tourist who was roughed up by the green goons because he had some computer equipment.

    I wonder what negative things he is saying to his German friends back home about the lack of law in Fiji.

    Fiji is not a safe place as there is no law, no responsible police and no courts.

    Burma would be safer.

  3. Soul of Fiji permalink
    May 4, 2009 2:49 PM

    Sorry Dictator…..your honourable PIG.

    The road to HELL is full of good INTENTIONS.

    When all the dust has settled you will be left holding the baby….and looking really really stupidity and red faced with HAM and BACON ready for the barbie….macho strongman?…NA!!!…..JUST EGOTISTIC.

  4. May 4, 2009 9:27 PM

    The Chinese government did not get to where they are today by being stupid.

    The Pig Who Cried Wolf, on the other hand, has gotten EXACTLY to where he is today by being hopelessly stupid and bloody minded.

    China might siphon off some hidden funds to the illegal regime, but they would not jeopardise their deals with Oz govt for Ozzie resources and training for the sake of a two-bit tin pot dictator who cannot keep his word.

    You’ll have to make do with crumbs, Vore. The big feed of foreign funds is only for governments that respect democracy and the rule of law.

    Meanwhile, snaps to Dorsami Naidu for getting the wording exactly right, yet again.

    The president of Fiji’s Law Society says the extension of regulations curtailing media freedom is unnecessary, and shows the military regime is paranoid.
    The interim regime announced on Friday that the regulations, which were due to expire on 10 May, will remain in place until early June.
    The regulations outlaw political meetings, and allow the Information Ministry to censor local media.
    Fiji’s Law Society president Dorsami Naidu says the regime is shutting down any dissent and there is no justification for the regulations. Mr Naidu says the situation is very unpredictable at the moment.
    On Saturday, the Pacific Islands Forum confirmed it had suspended Fiji for failing to set an acceptable election date.
    Copyright © 2009 Radio New Zealand from

    God bless Fiji

  5. Soul of Fiji permalink
    May 5, 2009 12:02 PM


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