2 Nov 2011

Cooks minister on little publicised China/Taiwan tour

1:37 pm on 2 November 2011

More information about a long trip to China undertaken by Cook Islands cabinet minister Teina Bishop has emerged.

The Cook Islands News reports Mr Bishop's office has been reluctant to disclose information about the more than three-week visit.

The paper says the trip, which concludes at the end of next week, has so far involved a visit to Kunming for an international travel forum.

Mr Bishop is also visiting Taiwan to sign a deal with the Yuh Yow Fisheries Group and Companies.

He will also travel to Beijing and Shanghai as well as Guangdong Province.

The Cook Islands prime minister, Henry Puna, recently led a delegation to China, in what was promoted as the country's first official state visit to Beijing.