Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at an October signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

The Solomon Islands switched recognition to Beijing – but its largest province still favours Taiwan

  • The September switch is not all rosy, with pro-Taipei sentiment lingering throughout the country, particularly in Malaita
  • The US is interested in funding infrastructure in the province, complicating existing political divisions in the Pacific nation
Topic |   Pacific nations

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at an October signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.

Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin

Meaghan Tobin has nearly a decade of experience spanning journalism and public policy in Washington, Taipei and Beijing. For the Post, she covers geopolitics, diplomacy and policy trends in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.