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Solomon Islands and China

Following an outbreak of violence in Solomon islands, Australia and Papua New Guinea have provided police to assist in maintaining peace in the country, while Fiji and New Zealand have also despatched peacekeeping personnel. The violence seen in the country in recent weeks has attracted global attention, and a diverse range of explanations, almost all invoking the role of foreign policy and, specifically, the Solomons’ relations with China. As such, in trying to understand how the situation emerged and may evolve, it is worth exploring recent developments in the country’s relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Read more...

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