Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s “two Chinas policy” is personified by the enthusiasm and optimism of its representative in Beijing, Rosa NG (pronounced eh-neh-Heh), who lets them flow when addressing the issue of Sino-Dominican relations:
"I assure you that there hasn’t been a time of much importance as the current economic relations, friendship and culture, between the governments of China and the Dominican Republic," she told hoy.com.do.
But her cheery assessment collides with the government’s long standing relations with Taiwan, whose generosity ranges from cutting edge technology for the Las Americas Technology Institute (ITLA) to a fully equipped hospital in the city of Azua.
And despite the dichotomy marked by Santo Domingo’s political decision to send her to Beijing to promote a cooperation agreement in 2007 as Trade Office Representative, the businesswoman doesn’t waver from her outlook that both countries can have a robust exchange of their products and services.
“We’re making great progress in the relationship, more confident, more sharing. I think our country will benefit greatly, and in the case of China too, because China now has a new policy. "
"Many Dominican companies doing business with China are also benefiting," she said.
NG cites cases of the companies Termoenvases (plastics) and the steel mills Acero Estrella, "and many others that are doing business in China, bringing Chinese technicians to assemble their machinery."
“In fact I was informed that the friends at Brugal Rum have an office in Shanghai and are promoting that product there. Also with the Lopez family, of Punta Cana (tourism) and Siboney rum, also want to get there."