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Solomon Islands PM suggests Australia’s reaction to China security deal is hysterical and hypocritical

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The prime minister of Solomon Islands has accused the Australian government of hypocrisy over his country’s security deal with China, saying the Aukus pact was far from transparent but he “did not become theatrical an...

Australia’s foreign minister denounces China’s ‘secret’ security deal with Solomon Islands

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Marise Payne has denounced the “secret” terms of China’s security deal with Solomon Islands, while insisting “no document signed and kept away from public view” would change Australia’s commitment to answering Pacific...

US won’t rule out military action if China establishes base in Solomon Islands

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One of the most senior US officials in the Pacific has refused to rule out military action against Solomon Islands if it were to allow China to establish a military base there, saying that the security deal between th...

US warns Solomon Islands against China military base as Australian MPs trade blame

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The US government has warned Solomon Islands it will “respond accordingly” if its security agreement with China leads to a Chinese military presence in the Pacific island nation. A visiting US delegation including Ind...

Scott Morrison fends off claim Solomon Islands-China pact is worst foreign policy failure since 1945

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Die eerste minister, Scott Morrison, has fended off accusations that he is responsible for “the worst Australian foreign policy failure” in the Pacific since the end of the second world war after the Solomon Islands st...

Australiese politiek leef: NSW and Victoria to ease Covid isolation rules; Barnaby Joyce warns of ‘little Cuba’ after Solomon Islands-China pact

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Challenges for both leaders ahead of first debate of 2022 election campaign; Penny Wong lashes Morrison government’s handling of Solomon Islands as PM defends response; Anthony Albanese says aged care workers are desp...

UK asylum seekers sent to Rwanda? That takes punishment of fellow humans to a new level

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Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the heartbreaking stories of families torn apart and desperate women and children fleeing violence and atrocities have reminded us all of the brutal reality faced by refugees esc...

US military leader warns Chinese security deal with Solomon Islands sounds ‘too good to be true’

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A senior US military general has warned during a visit to Australia that China’s offer to deepen security ties with Solomon Islands will come with strings attached, suggesting the Pacific island country may come to re...

China requested heavily armed security team be sent to Solomon Islands, leaked documents reveal

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China requested that a plainclothes 10-person security detail armed with pistols, rifles, two machine guns and a sniper rifle be dispatched to Solomon Islands late last year, leaked documents reveal. The Guardian has ...

Solomon Islands says security pact will not allow China to build military base

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Solomon Islands has said it won’t allow China to build a military base as it seeks to counter international fears over its new security alliance with China. But that insistence will do little to ease concerns about th...

Security agreement with China ‘initialled’ by both countries, Solomon Islands says

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Solomon Islands has announced it is pushing ahead with a security agreement with China hours after a senior Australian defence force officer said the deal may force Canberra to change the way it conducts air and sea o...

Pacific leader urges Solomon Islands to rethink China security deal

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The president of the Federated States of Micronesia has sent an impassioned plea to the Solomon Islands’ prime minister, urging him to reconsider a controversial and “unprecedented” security pact with China. President...

The Solomon Islands deal with China isn’t about security – and it will hurt the Pacific

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The proposed security deal between Solomon Islands and China may appear to be all about security, but it is in fact counterproductive to the security interests of Solomon Islands and the Pacific Islands region. Prime ...

Solomon Islands prime minister says foreign criticism of China security deal ‘very insulting’

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Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare has dismissed foreign criticism of the country’s security negotiations with China as “insulting” and called those who leaked the draft agreement “lunatics”, in his firs...

Chinese draft security deal with Solomon Islands didn’t blindside Australia, Morrison says

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Scott Morrison says Australia was not blindsided by a draft security deal between China and Solomon Islands, which experts warn has demonstrated a “black and white” intent at expanding influence in the Pacific. The dr...

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