Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: AFP

Chinese firm will lease part of Solomon Islands after Taiwan ties severed

  • Tulagi island, which has a natural deep water harbour, will be leased by the China Sam Group
  • The deal mentions developing a refinery on the island, but its potential for dual use as military base will concern the US and Australia
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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: AFP
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