China pledges millions to Pacific
Multimillion dollar mining deal signed with PNG
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 Posted: 2342 GMT (0742 HKT)
Fiji (AP) -- China will provide $374 million (3 billion yuan) in loans over the
next three years to its Pacific allies to boost economic development and cooperation,
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged Wednesday to leaders of several South Pacific
countries that have diplomatic relations with Beijing.
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