The Solomon Islands has long been seen as Taiwan’s most important diplomatic ally in the Pacific – but is that about to change? Photo: Shutterstock

Choose Beijing over Taipei, Solomon Islands task force recommends amid changing tides in Pacific

  • With China pumping funds into aid and infrastructure projects in the Pacific, island nations are reassessing their ties with Taiwan
Topic |   Pacific nations

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The Solomon Islands has long been seen as Taiwan’s most important diplomatic ally in the Pacific – but is that about to change? Photo: Shutterstock
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Reuters

As US and China compete in the Indo-Pacific, Australia pledges to boost East Timor naval base

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged to invest in naval infrastructure in East Timor, as he visited the country to mark the 20th anniversary of a referendum that eventually gave it independence
  • Australia is trying to be a better neighbour amid US-China competition in the region, analysts said
Topic |   Australia

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Reuters
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