Solomons PM attacks ‘unneighbourly’ China questions

Solomon Islands’ Prime Minister criticized foreign interference over a new police deal with China, calling it “unneighbourly,” while defending the benefits of the agreement and the financial support provided by China.

China boosts South Pacific influence with Solomons port deal

China’s state-backed company, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, has won a $170 million contract to develop the international port in the capital of Solomon Islands, Honiara, marking a significant victory in China’s bid to gain strategic influence in the South Pacific. The Solomon Islands has become a diplomatic battleground between China and the United States, with major infrastructure projects in the region increasingly reliant on Chinese investment.