Boao Forum for Asia 2008
report: Dalai clique's
separatist activities condemned
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) and
Tongan King Taufa'ahau Tupou V (L) walk on the red carpet during the
welcoming ceremony President Hu hosts for King Taufa'ahau Tupou V in
Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, April 10, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
SANYA, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Tongan King Taufa'ahau
Tupou V said here on Thursday his country adhered to the one-China policy and
supported the measures adopted to handle the incident in Lhasa.
King Tupou, who was here for a state visit as guest
of Chinese President Hu Jintao, made the remarks during official talks in the
island province of Hainan.
On the Taiwan issue, Tonga firmly adhered to the
one-China policy, he said. It also supported the measures adopted by China to
handle the incident that sabotaged social order in Lhasa, capital of the
southwest Tibet Autonomous Region.
China's affairs can only be tackled by China and no
interference from any foreign country was acceptable, the king said.
Hu thanked the king for his remarks.
Chinese President Hu Jintao (2nd L Back)
and Tongan King Taufa'ahau Tupou V (1st L Back) attend the signing
ceremony of agreements in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, April 10,
2008. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the
establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Tonga and "opened a new
chapter of bilateral ties," Hu said.
The two countries maintained frequent high-level
exchanges and scored fruitful cooperation in economic and trade, agriculture,
education, public health, infrastructure and human resources training.
There was also sound coordination in regional and
global affairs, Hu added.
China has always considered Tonga an intimate friend
and vowed to provide assistance within its capacity for the island country's
economic construction, Hu said.
He said China adhered to a firm guideline to the
growth of ties between the two nations, as well as other island countries in the
King Tupou V commended the close commercial links
between the two countries, in particular the sound cooperation in mineral
resources exploration and development.
The Tongan government would continue to engage in the
mutually-beneficial cooperation between the two countries in all fields, the
Before the talks, Hu hosted a red-carpet ceremony to
welcome the king and his delegation.
During his stay, King Tupou is scheduled to attend
the opening ceremony of the annual meeting of Boao Forum for Asia, a
non-governmental, non-profit forum that aims to promote exchanges and
cooperation in Asia and the world.