Why are the Chinese interested in Tonga?

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  1. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    BBC News - Why are the Chinese interested in Tonga?

    The government of Tonga in the South Pacific has recently accepted a large gift from China - a turbo-prop aircraft for the kingdom's new domestic airline. But the present has stirred up concerns about China's growing role in the archipelago once known as the Friendly Islands.
     
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    Tonga what ...?
     
  4. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Tonga stretches over a distance of about 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line located about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii. It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, the Samoas to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec to the southwest (the latter both to New Zealand) and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to a more distant west.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    anywhere , everywhere - as long as there's something to grab
    but dont make it too obvious
    give them some junk first
    turboprop ?
    hahah
    :rolleyes:
    :rofl:
     
  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Abhijeet Dey Regular Member

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    There are many Indian NRIs living in FIJI close to Tonga islands.
     
  8. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    They are Fijians of Indian origin!
     
  9. CCTV

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    Bad for kiwi land.
    Win win for China and Tonga.
     

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