Nov 17, 2019 Last Updated 9:02 PM, Oct 31, 2019

We say - ‘We’re no pawns in your chess game’

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and Solomon Islands’ Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and Solomon Islands’ Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele. Supplied
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There was no joy for Taiwan in September, as it lost the support of two of its Pacific island supporters in quick succession in Solomon Islands and Kiribati. The Solomons, under the leadership of newly-elected Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, had telegraphed its intentions, and so its decision was no surprise, although it was subject to accusations that due process, and in particular the approval of the Foreign Relations Committee, had been bypassed.

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