People’s Republic of China
FORUM DIALOGUE MEMBERSHIP ESTABLISHED: 1990
MOST RECENT STATEMENT TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM:
ADDITIONAL DIALOGUE MECHANISMS:
China-Pacific Islands Countries Foreign Ministers Meeting, established 2021, last met 2021.
China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Leaders Forum, established 2006.
China is a member of the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO).
REGIONAL FUNDING MECHANISM: The Government of the People’s Republic of China provides an annual funding contribution of approximately USD 1 million to the Forum Secretariat under the China – PIF Cooperation Fund. Established in 2000, the Fund aims to support cooperation in trade, investment, tourism and personnel exchange. Over 80 per cent of the funding is used to support the operation and activities of the Pacific Trade and Invest Office based in Beijing.
DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN FORUM MEMBER STATES: 8 (Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa)