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19 Aug
Solomon Islands has secured a $66 million loan from China to fund tech giant Huawei building 161 telecoms towers across the Pacific nation, its government said Thursday.
14 Jul
Solomon Islands will not host a foreign military base because the nation would be targeted for "military strikes", Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said Thursday, as Pacific leaders grappled with China's security ambitions.
26 May
China has "no intention at all" to build a military base in the Solomon Islands, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday, dismissing speculation about the purpose of its recent security pact with the island state.
11 May
Solomon Islands' prime minister dismissed criticism of a new maritime investment deal with China on Wednesday, saying there was nothing "sinister" in the draft agreement.
24 Apr
Australia's defence minister on Sunday accused China of paying bribes to win international deals but refused to say if the corruption extended to Beijing's newly signed defence pact with the Solomon Islands. Peter Dutton made the remarks as his conservative government faced questions in the run-up to May 21 general elections about how China apparently…
20 Apr
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was defiant Wednesday about his decision to sign a controversial security pact with China in the face of lobbying from the United States and Australia. Sogavare said it was an "honour and privilege" to tell parliament the deal had been signed by officials in Honiara and Beijing "a few…
19 Apr
China said Tuesday it has sealed a wide-ranging security pact with the Solomon Islands, an agreement the United States and its regional allies fear could give Beijing a military foothold in the South Pacific. The confirmation came a day after Washington discouraged a security agreement between the countries, with top US diplomats headed to the…
31 Mar
The Solomon Islands on Thursday said it had inked a wide-ranging security pact with Beijing, an agreement Western allies fear will pave the way for the first Chinese military foothold in the South Pacific.
29 Mar
The Solomon Islands' prime minister said Tuesday that a contentious security agreement with Beijing was "ready for signing", denying reports that his country had been pressured to allow a Chinese naval base to be built in the Pacific island nation.
12 Feb
The United States plans to re-establish an embassy in the Solomon Islands, a senior State Department official said Saturday, as Washington seeks to beef up its presence in a region where China is rapidly expanding its influence.
10 Dec 2021
The Solomon Islands abruptly lifted a two-week-old curfew on the capital of Honiara Friday, as political tensions eased in the Pacific nation
6 Dec 2021
Embattled Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare survived a no-confidence vote Monday while accusing "Taiwan's agents" of orchestrating recent political violence that plunged the Pacific island nation into crisis.

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