Four years ago, Gambia cut off relations with Taiwan, and in March 2016, China normalized diplomatic ties with the African country.
Mackerras studied the Tang Dynasty (618-907) for his MLitt at the University of Cambridge in 1964 and wrote his PhD on Chinese opera at the Australian National University in Canberra in 1970.
BEIJING - An official with the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) Monday warned against security loopholes at many heritage sites and vowed to enhance law enforcement.
Considering Gambia's national conditions, the premier said, China is ready to promote pragmatic cooperation in fields such as agricultural technologies, fishery processing, infrastructure and tourism.
He noted that the past year had seen some "outrageous" claims made against China, and the media had been "poisonous".
None of the three major contenders has gathered enough votes to win the absolute majority of seats in parliament necessary to govern alone.