Kiribati patent application




Release time:2016-07-03


The Republic of Kiribati is a Pacific island nation. There are 33 small islands in the country, divided into the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands and the Lane Islands, with a total of 32 atolls and 1 coral island, from the famous Christmas Island in the east to the westernmost Barnaba Island, distributed 3800 kilometers above the equator, with the world's largest marine protected area. Kiribati is one of the least developed countries (LDC) in the world.

Kiribati is located in the Pacific Ocean, and its own Lineone Islands are the only place in the world to use the UTC 14 time zone, which makes Kiribati the first country in the world to start a day. Sea water could inundate the country due to rising sea levels caused by global warming.

Kiribati is the only country in the world that crosses the equator and crosses the intersection of the International Date Line.


Foreign Policy

Kiribati is concerned about the security of the South Pacific and opposes nuclear testing in the region.

Attach importance to the development of good-neighborly and friendly relations with countries in the South Pacific region, and actively participate in and cooperate with regional organizations such as the Pacific Community, the Pacific Islands Forum and the Forum Fisheries Agency. The promotion of international economic cooperation is considered to be an effective way to solve the economic problems of small States. In order to promote economic transformation, Kiribati has closer cooperation with the Pacific Islands Forum and has a positive attitude towards the establishment of the South Pacific Free Trade Area in 2012. In the foreign policy of the base, economic factors accounted for a considerable proportion, and often become the primary consideration of the government.

Emphasizing the maintenance of national sovereignty and territorial integrity, opposing other countries' interference in their internal affairs and plundering their resources; attaching importance to their own environmental security, calling on the international community to take effective measures to prevent sea level rise from threatening the survival of island countries, and strongly criticizing the United States for abandoning the Kyoto Protocol.

Kiribati is a member of the Commonwealth. Joined the United Nations in 1999, becoming the 186th member of the United Nations. It has established diplomatic relations with 33 countries. In 2001, the first diplomatic presence abroad-the High Commissioner in Fiji-was established. There are no other full-time envoys abroad and only honorary consuls in a few countries.


Relations with China

On June 25, 1980, Kiribati established diplomatic relations with China. In 1997, China established a satellite tracking station at Tarawara Atoll in Kiribati, which took 6-8 months. It was China's first permanent facility in the South Pacific, thus giving China a foothold in the South Pacific. The United States believes the station could be used to monitor the Kwajalen missile range in the Marshall Islands. On November 29, 2003, the Chinese government decided to suspend diplomatic relations with Kiribati because Kiribati insisted on establishing so-called "diplomatic relations" with the Taiwan authorities in spite of the protests of the Chinese government.