Police were on alert in Honiara on Tuesday. The Solomon Islands is the latest country to switch diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing. Photo: AP

Heavy police presence in Solomon Islands as Taiwanese embassy lowers flag for last time

  • No unrest reported after Pacific nation decides to switch diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing, ending 36 years of relations
  • Taiwanese aid programmes focused on agriculture and health will also be scrapped
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Police were on alert in Honiara on Tuesday. The Solomon Islands is the latest country to switch diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing. Photo: AP
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The flags of Taiwan (left) and the Solomon Islands outside Taiwan’s foreign ministry in Taipei. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan ends relationship with Solomon Islands after it votes to cut ties

  • Pacific nation decides to switch diplomatic recognition to Beijing, and Taipei responds by immediately ending 36 years of relations
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The flags of Taiwan (left) and the Solomon Islands outside Taiwan’s foreign ministry in Taipei. Photo: EPA-EFE
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