The Solomon Islands should be wary of the funding promises made by Beijing, US officials said this week. Photo: AFP

US officials tell Solomon Islands not to be pressured into cutting ties with Taiwan in favour of Beijing

  • Pacific island should ‘ask for details about funding … whether these are loans or grants’, American ambassador says in reference to Beijing’s promise of financial aid
  • US under Trump has become more activist than its predecessors in its support for Taiwan, Australian academic says
Topic |   US-China relations

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The Solomon Islands should be wary of the funding promises made by Beijing, US officials said this week. Photo: AFP
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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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