Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, which last month switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

China downplays Solomon Islands lease row

  • Chinese company’s attempt to lease island of Tulagi deemed illegal by government, but Beijing says it is normal for business investments to run into difficulties
  • Row comes soon after Pacific nation switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing
Topic |   US-China relations

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Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, which last month switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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