Prime Minister Manasseh Damukana Sogavare (centre) welcomes a Taiwan naval ship to the Solomon Islands in May. The Pacific island nation is reviewing its diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Photo: CNA

Is Taiwan ally Solomon Islands considering a switch to China?

  • Review task force chairman promises study tour of Pacific neighbours with China ties will do ‘due diligence’
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Prime Minister Manasseh Damukana Sogavare (centre) welcomes a Taiwan naval ship to the Solomon Islands in May. The Pacific island nation is reviewing its diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Photo: CNA
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Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and his Solomons Islands counterpart Manasseh Sogavare exchange gifts after their talks in Honiara. Photo: AFP Photo / Australian Prime Minister’s Office / Adam Taylor
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Why the tiny Solomon Islands matter – to East and West

  • Ultimately, if climate science is right, the Solomons’ greatest need for aid could be in meeting the threat to whole communities of rising sea levels attributed to global warming

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Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and his Solomons Islands counterpart Manasseh Sogavare exchange gifts after their talks in Honiara. Photo: AFP Photo / Australian Prime Minister’s Office / Adam Taylor
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