China-PNG Friendship Association

K1.3m for earthquake relief donated

A mock cheque was presented to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill at the Manasupe Haus in Port Moresby yesterday.

The donation was made under the China-PNG Friendship Association, who had raised over K1.2 million in cash, K60,000 in kind and K100,000 in medicine in just two days.

Deputy Chief of Mission Yao Ming said this is a trying time for Papua New Guinea and the Chinese community in this country are saddened by the loss of lives and damages caused by the massive earthquake.

PNG-China relations reinforced

The association has been in existence for ten years now, forging a relationship that has benefited both countries extensively.

Over the years, this relationship has focused on impact projects through education, health, disaster reliefs and cultural exchange programs.

This partnership was celebrated yesterday, to commemorate the 10th anniversary.

The event was held at the Sir John Guise Stadium, from 6 – 9pm, hosting both the Chinese community and PNG. 

Chinese community welcome year of the rooster

Making up some percentage of Papua New Guinea’s population, this event is celebrated every lunar year.

Today was no different, as 24 shops in Vision City prepared to farewell the old year and welcome the new one.

Lunar calendar is very different.

As explained by Joyce Lee – manager of Travel Planners, months, according to the Lunar Calendar, is usually one month behind the globally recognised calendar.

PNG youths learn lion dance in China

They are Ben Veira, David Chee, Emmanuel Naime, Benjamin Gemelaia, George Tau and Michael Solian.

The group travelled with team leader Robin Seeto to South-east China in November where they spent a month there learning the techniques and style of lion and dragon dancing.

The trip was sponsored by the China-PNG Friendship Association aimed to get young Papua New Guineans to learn about the Chinese culture.