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Australia Accuses Chinese Jet of Intercepting Its Surveillance Plane and Endangering Crew
Australia’s Defense Ministry claims a Chinese jet’s “dangerous maneuver” and “reckless actions” placed the lives of its crew in danger during a routine surveillance mission over the South China Sea. In a televised interview that...
China’s Foreign Minister Begins Pacific Tour of the Solomon Islands and Surrounding Countries
People’s Republic of China (PRC) Foreign Minister Wang Yi and a 20-strong delegation arrived in the Solomon Islands on Thursday, May 26, kicking off an eight-country tour that comes in the heels of a confirmed...
Beijing Accuses Japan of Diplomatic Hostility and a ‘Narrow Geopolitical Vision’
While addressing Japanese entrepreneurs on April 26, Chinese ambassador Kong Xuanyou warned Tokyo over a so-called “Cold War mentality”  Kong expressed frustration over the administration of current Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for his country’s...
Japan Joins Australia and New Zealand in Protest Over China-Solomon Islands’ Security Pact
Following the Solomon Islands’ confirmation that they had signed a security agreement with China, Japan announced the dispatch of a foreign vice-minister to the South Pacific island on April 25 The meeting comes amid concerns...
China and Solomons Sign Security Pact, Paving Way for Possible PLA Base
US officials voice concern over Beijing’s expanding international influence Following last week’s visit by an Australian minister to the Solomon Islands, the U.S. announced on April 18 that it will also be sending two top...
Solomon Islands Under Western Pressure to Scrap Security Deal With China
Last month, the Solomon Islands revealed it was in talks with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to draft a security deal — a move that has triggered alarms in neighboring Australia, New Zealand and...
Following Confirmed Security Deal, Leaked File Reveals China Intended to Build Naval Base in the Solomon Islands
Last month, a leaked document said the government of the Solomon Islands confirmed it was in talks with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to draft a security deal that would “diversify the country’s security...
Solomon Islands Confirms Security Draft with China, Alarming Neighbors in Pacific Region: Leaked Files
The Solomon Islands reveals it is in talks with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to draft a security deal with the world’s second largest economy — a move that has triggered alarms in neighboring...
3 Key Factors Behind the Solomon Islands Anti-China Riots
The Solomon Islands, a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean home to roughly 680,000 people, has faced civil unrest in recent months. Violent protests broke out in late November after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was...