September 24, 2004
China appoints new ambassador to Dominica

The People’s Republic of China and the Commonwealth of Dominica have tightened their relations with a new ambassador presenting his credentials to President Dr. Nicholas Liverpool. The new Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary is His Excellency Ye Dabo. {{more}}
On March 21, 2004, Dominica established diplomatic relations with China severing ties with Taiwan, which China maintains is a renegade province.
In his brief remarks at the ceremony, Ambassador Ye Dado said: “China appreciates the Dominican Government’s adherence to the One-China policy on the Taiwan question.”
On the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Ambassador Ye underscored the major significance of that development, adding, “Thanks to the care and support of our leaders and governments, our bilateral relationship has witnessed rapid development, manifested by the ongoing exchanges and co-operation in the political, economic, trade and cultural fields, growing political mutual trust and our co-ordination and mutual support in international affairs”.
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Dominica and the PRC in March 2004, the relationship between the two governments has deepened. On June, 15, 2004, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Zhou Wenzhong arrived in Dominica for the formal opening of an Embassy of the PRC in Dominica. In August 2004, six Dominican students left Dominica to pursue courses in various disciplines at universities in China.
A delegation led by Minister for Agriculture and the Environment, Ambrose George is presently in China exploring matters of mutual interest.