Senior foreign ministry official Xie Feng has sought to defend China’s controversial security agreement with Solomon Islands. Photo: AFP
Senior foreign ministry official Xie Feng has sought to defend China’s controversial security agreement with Solomon Islands. Photo: AFP
Diplomacy

Don’t turn South Pacific into US-China geopolitical ‘boxing ring’, Beijing says

  • Senior foreign ministry official says China’s cooperation in the region has resulted in real benefits for its Pacific partners
  • US and its allies have long neglected the island nations, he says

Senior foreign ministry official Xie Feng has sought to defend China’s controversial security agreement with Solomon Islands. Photo: AFP
Senior foreign ministry official Xie Feng has sought to defend China’s controversial security agreement with Solomon Islands. Photo: AFP
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