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Holness meets with Chinese ambassador

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 3:39 PM
Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness meeting with Ambassador of China Niu Qingbao.

The Prime Minister-designate, Andrew Holness, has met with Niu Qingbao ambassador of China, the country with whom Jamaica is developing a major trade relationship.

It is not clear what was discussed. 

Several photographs of the two leaders meeting were posted this morning on Holness' official Facebook page. 

It's one of the earliest meetings between Holness and the diplomatic representative of a foreign country. 

Members of Parliament-elect, Daryl Vaz and Audley Shaw were also shown meeting the ambassador. 

China is pursuing a number of major infrastructural investments in Jamaica worth billions of dollars. 

They are involved in the Highway 2000 road network and the Major Development Infrastructure Programme. 

There have been local criticisms of China's investment under the outgoing Portia Simpson Miller-led administration. 

Critics have pointed to limited enforcement of local laws and environmental standards.