Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Caption: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with Vanuatu Prime Minister Lini at the opening of the First Ministerial Conference of the China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum in Nadi, Fiji, April 5, 2006. The relationship between the island country and China is "sincere and friendly.Vanuatu recognises the 'One China Policy" and opposes Taiwanese move to become the member of U.N.” [Xinhua Photo]

Vanuatu election update.

Below is an email from Daily Post newspaper journalist in Vanuatu, an update on Vanuatu elections currently going on. I recently secured a column with Daily Post and they publish my articles under "Asia-Pacific Perspective: China +" looking at what Vanuatu can learn from China on issues related to economics, politics and social. Articles are published every Saturday weekdays.

Quite a number of upsets. Barak sope likely to lose seat including heavy-weights Willie Jimmy, Sela Molisa, and Keasipai Song. At least 17 veterans could lose their seats. And Vanua'aku Pati, the oldest party that led Vanuatu to independence, some strong showing which wasn't expected. And for first time in history an independent candidate in Port Vila has surpassed all expectations with a massive 2000 votes, record in Vanuatu politics history. Hope you are familiar with some of these big names.

Once again,
thanks and cheers