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12:00 AM, September 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:42 AM, September 22, 2019

Snubbing Taiwan, Solomon Islands establish China ties

China and the Solomon Islands signed an agreement yesterday to establish diplomatic ties after the Pacific island nation ditched relations with Taiwan, which Beijing claims as a Chinese province and seeks to cut off from the international community. The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, signed the agreement with Solomon Islands’ Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele at a government guest house in Beijing in front of reporters. China this week won over two former Taiwanese allies, Solomon Islands and Kiribati, in a setback for the self-ruled island that finds itself further isolated amid continued pressure from Beijing.

 

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