Welcome President Hu

Hu jin tao is on a state visit. Why is Mauritius on the list of 5 nations , Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Mali, Tanzania? This is his second trip to Africa since the 2006 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

The two day visit is going to disrupt our usual routine and mark the visit of one of the most influential person of the world. School children and civil servants will be on leave and the main roads closed to traffic. Is it too much fuss for the event?

We have been told that this is the security norm for a state visit. Mauritius does not want something dramatical to President Hu to happen during his visit and we want him to be impressed by Mauritius as a hospitable and friendly nation. Let us be realistic, who has more to gain out of this visit?

Being a China born person, I personally feel a sense of connection to China. I see the progress of China in world affairs as  justified not  because of my back ground but more importantly because China has the largest population of the world.

Let us enjoy his visit and hope that the ties between our two nations get even stronger.