Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare meet at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Prospects are bright, China tells new Pacific partner Solomon Islands

  • Manasseh Sogavare says his country recognises the one-China principle and will stand on the ‘right side of history’
  • China Railway president tells Sogavare the company will help Honiara build facilities for the Pacific Games to be held in the Solomons in 2023
Topic |   Taiwan

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare meet at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare addresses the UN General Assembly in 2017. His grip on power could be tested if he leaves the country. Photo: Reuters

Solomon Islands leader may miss UN summit amid fallout over Taiwan decision

  • Parliamentary source says foreign minister may lead delegation as tension rises in Pacific nation over move to cut ties with Taipei and align with Beijing
Topic |   Taiwan

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare addresses the UN General Assembly in 2017. His grip on power could be tested if he leaves the country. Photo: Reuters
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