Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands Rick Houenipwela and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shake hands ahead of a bilateral meeting in Canberra. Australia has stepped in to majority fund an undersea high-speed communications cable to the Solomon Islands. Photo: AFP

Solomon Islands drops Chinese tech giant Huawei for billion-dollar undersea cable, signs Australia

It comes as Canberra refocuses its foreign aid programmes to win hearts and minds in the island nations of the Pacific, and as Beijing also flexes its muscle in the region

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Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands Rick Houenipwela and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shake hands ahead of a bilateral meeting in Canberra. Australia has stepped in to majority fund an undersea high-speed communications cable to the Solomon Islands. Photo: AFP
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