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
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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