16 Oct 2019

Chinese vice-premier to attend development forum in Samoa

4:01 pm on 16 October 2019

One of China's vice-premiers will visit Samoa next week to attend a regional development forum.

Apia, Samoa.

Apia, Samoa. Photo: Ramunas/123RF

The third China-Pacific Islands economic development and co-operation forum begins on Sunday in Apia.

State-run news agency Xinhua said Hu Chunhua would represent China.

Mr Hu is the third ranked vice-premier responsible for agriculture, water resources, commerce and tourism.

Before that, he was the Communist party's secretary of Guangdong province.