Talk:List of diplomatic missions of Vanuatu

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Discussion at WP:FOR on formatting and content of "List of diplomatic missions" article[edit]

There is now a discussion at WP:FOR on the formatting and content of "List of diplomatic missions" articles. As this discussion ostensibly could affect this article, editors are encouraged to provide their opinions on the WP:FOR at this link - Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_International_relations#Formatting_of_diplomatic_missions_lists - please do not discuss on this article talk page as valid points for consideration may very well not be seen by editors at large. Thank you, --Russavia Dialogue Stalk me 23:59, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Consulate-General of Vanuatu in Shanghai[edit]

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According to Chinese source, exchange of notes on the establishment of Vanuatuan Consulate-General in Shanghai were signed in September, 2000. This is a list of consulates-general in Shanghai[1] (refer to No.56). It clearly indicated that the Consulate-General of Vanuatu was opened on April 25, 2007. This is a news about the opening ceremony of Vanuatuan Consulates General in Shanghai (date: July 17, 2007, venue: Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel).[2]. And this is a report about the“officials from Consulates General of Germany, Pakistan and Vanuatu (Vice-Consul General) in Shanghai Visit Yiwu” [3] [4]. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cybercicada (talkcontribs) 11:11, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for this. However I note:
  • There is no reference that Vanuatu diplomatic mission (or even an honorary consulate) exists in Shanghai, according to the website of the Shanghai Municipal Government where all such offices are listed.
  • Likewise there is no reference on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, although the sites mentions there are honorary consulates in Beijing and Hong Kong.
  • An extensive internet search does not produce any evidence to suggest such a mission exists.
On the other hand, I have read the articles you have shown (except the inaccessible http://61.129.89.229/down/ws/080704f1.doc reference). The Yiwu and Shanghai government websites seem to corroborate your story, which leads us to a quandary with two pieces of contradicting information.
I would maintain that the two websites that I have listed, which are intended to list diplomatic missions rather report on particular events, would be more authorative. I am thus inclined to believe no such consulate exists at this point in time, and the article should reflect this fact.
Kransky (talk) 12:33, 15 July 2009 (UTC)