Senate President Pro Tempore Albert T. Chie has reaffirmed Liberia’s position to maintain the one China Policy. Chie is the Senator of Grand Kru County.
He spoke Monday at his Capitol Building office in Monrovia. According to him, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)-led government will continue to maintain the one China policy, and therefore, encouraged Chinese companies to invest in Liberia to strengthen the country’s economy.
It is the diplomatic acknowledgement of China’s position that there is only one Chinese government. Under the policy, the US recognizes and has formal ties with China rather than the island of Taiwan, which China sees as a breakaway province to be reunified with the mainland one day.
The One China policy is a key cornerstone of Sino-US relations. It is also a fundamental bedrock of Chinese policy-making and diplomacy. However, it is distinct from the One China principle, whereby China insists Taiwan is an inalienable part of one China to be reunified one day.
Chie made the statement when an 18-member Chinese delegation, accompanied by Grand Bassa County Senator, Jonathan Kaipay and Liberian Ambassador to China, D. McKinley Thomas, paid an impromptu courtesy visit to his office.
The Grand Kru County lawmaker paid tribute to the Chinese Government for the many development projects undertaken in the country, including the ongoing construction work of two annexes to the Capitol Building.
The head of the Chinese delegation, Ge Yong, who briefed the gathering, expressed interest in working and investing in Liberia.
Ge said Power China would like to invest in the country in the areas of energy sector, real estate, especially in the area of local housing construction.
Power China is one of the largest companies in China that has expressed interest in working and investing in Liberia.
The Chinese delegation came to Liberia as a result of a visit made by the first Lady, Madam Clar M. Weah and Senator Kaipay, who participated in several meetings while in China.