On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will wrap up his ten-day tour of eight Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Having initially aimed for an ambitious multilateral pact on security and development, he has reluctantly...
Mar 25, 2022
On Thursday, a draft document outlining a security cooperation agreement between China and the Solomon Islands was leaked online. The proposed agreement opens the possibility of a greater Chinese military presence on the...
Nov 30, 2021
Last week, the Solomon Islands erupted in protest. Rioters in the country’s capital, Honiara, torched numerous buildings in Chinatown, ransacked a police station, and defied government lockdown orders. Despite being met with...
Oct 17, 2019
Satellite images of a Chinese military shipyard taken over several years show that China is...
Sep 16, 2019
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,...
Apr 25, 2006
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 […]
Apr 23, 2006
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 […]
Apr 20, 2006
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 […]
CDT in the News
- RFA – Chinese censors delete news report probing return of COVID tracking
- China Brief – Much Cause But Little Recourse For Popular Discontent
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) – Young people living in and outside China fight to keep spirit of ‘white paper’ protests alive
- ASPI – Singing from the CCP’s songsheet: The role of foreign influencers in China’s propaganda system
- Lacuna Magazine – Redacted Fantasy: China’s Dystopian Censorship of Online Fiction