China hosts reception for Year of the Golden Pig and for 30 years of diplomatic relations with the FSM

By Bill Jaynes

The Kaselehlie Press

 

ChinaNYFebruary 1, 2019

Pohnpei—On February 1, 2019, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the FSM hosted a celebration at Cupid Bar and Grill in Nanpohnmal, Pohnpei.  The event was in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the FSM, and also to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Golden Pig.

The dinner reception, which featured traditional Chinese food, began with a short traditional sakau ceremony and also featured a fine musical performance by students of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School.  It was the first public performance by the students featuring electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals.  Especially considering that it was their first public performance and they were hampered a bit by gear, they did exceptionally well.

Ambassador Huang Zheng addressed the dignitaries and invited guests with a speech outlining historic moments in Chinese and FSM relations over the last 30 years.  He placed a heavy emphasis on the One China Policy during his speech and thanked the FSM for adhering to that policy.

FSM’s Vice President Yosiwo George also addressed the crowd and thanked the Chinese government for their continued support.