• Relationship with China

    Papua New Guinea established formal diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China on 12 October 1976 by signing a Joint Communiqué.  Papua New Guinea is listed as the 112th country to establish relations with the People’s Republic of China.


    By virtue of that Communiqué, Papua New Guinea recognizes the People’s Republic of China as the sole and legitimate Government of the People’s Republic of China whilst it acknowledges Taiwan as an integral part of the mainland of China.


    Both countries have established resident diplomatic missions in each other’s capital city beginning with China’s in 1981 and Papua New Guinea in 1988.  Papua New Guinea’s current Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China since January 2011 is His Excellency Mr Christopher Mero, ISO, whilst China’s current Ambassador to Papua New Guinea is His Excellency Mr Li Ruiyou who has been in the country since April 2014.


    In assisting the Embassy to promote Papua New Guinea’s interest in China, the Papua New Guinea Government appointed several reputable Chinese citizens to represent Papua New Guinea in different cities.  In Shanghai, the Papua New Guinea Honorary Consul is Madam Zhou Dongyu.


    Mr Ricky Chim Kim Lun as the recently appointed Honorary Consul in the Special Administration Region of Hong Kong and Mr Steven Siu as the Honorary Trade Representative in the Special Administrative Region of Macau.  


    China is a significant provider of both investments and development aid to Papua New Guinea which is the main aspect of the relations between the two countries. The relationship has been further strengthened and matured by regular high level visits of leaders, officials and businessmen to each other’s countries.  This has also helped in establishing trust and confidence between the two countries.