Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen greets Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele in Taipei on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Solomon Islands delegation holds off declaring any switch in diplomatic ties to Taiwan

  • Taiwan urges ‘solid friend’ not to cut diplomatic recognition in favour of China
  • Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen thanks Pacific nation for its past support and promises to improve relations
Topic |   Diplomacy

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen greets Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele in Taipei on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo: EPA

Solomon Islands sets up task force to consider switching Taiwan ties to Beijing

  • The Pacific island nation has recognised self-ruled Taiwan since 1983 but would be a prized chip for China
  • After an aggressive push over the past decade, China has become the largest two-way provider of funding in the Pacific
Topic |   Pacific nations

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo: EPA
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