Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Switch Diplomatic Allegiance from Taiwan

The Solomon Islands is the latest country to switch their diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China, leaving Taiwan with only 16 countries that officially recognize it as an independent nation after El Salvador, Burkina Faso,...

Chinese back home after nightmare in Solomons – Xinhua

From Xinhua (link): After a six-hour flight and nearly four-hours on a bumpy bus, Ma Peizhu finally saw her parents’ grey-brick house on the outskirt of Taishan, a southern Chinese city and the ancestral home of generations of overseas Chinese. “Thank God I am home.” said Ma who burst into tears as she hugged her […]

Chinese flee backlash from Pacific cold war – Brian Whitaker

From the Guardian (link): Australia and New Zealand sent more troops to the troubled Solomon Islands yesterday as Chinese residents continued to flee violence sparked by claims of electoral corruption. The former British protectorate, with a population of little more than 500,000, was the scene of riots and looting last week that destroyed many Chinese-owned […]

Taiwan denies Solomons meddling – Denis Peters

From The Daily Telegragh (link): A TAIWANESE representative in Australia has denied any political interference by his island state in the political affairs of the Solomon Islands. Dr Gary Lin says the tensions in the Solomons which led to the looting and burning of Honiara’s business district this week are much more complex and deep-rooted […]



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