Pacıfıc, Chına, Solomonıslands, Pacific Islands, Australia, Debt / Fixed Income Markets, China (Prc), Overseas Development Aid, Solomon Islands

Pacıfıc, Chına

U.S. officials urge caution as Solomons considers cutting Taiwan link

U.S. officials have warned the Solomon Islands to be wary of Chinese funding pro...

12.9.2019

U.S. officials warn the Solomon Islands to be wary of Chinese funding promises and not be pressed into cutting ties with Taiwan by barrett_ink

U.S. officials have warned the Solomon Islands to be wary of Chinese funding pro...

FILE PHOTO: National flags are seen at the Diplomatic Quarter, where Taiwan's ally embassies are located, in Taipei, Taiwan August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

The U.S. officials, in their comments, did not explicitly call for the retention of the Taiwan alliance, according to a recording obtained by Reuters, but they urged caution.

The Solomons, a former British protectorate, an archipelago of just over 600,000 people, has been investigating a possible switch in ties since a general election in April.

The U.S. officials said they had also met senior Solomons lawmakers, including new Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

The number of nations recognizing Taiwan has been dwindling, with El Salvador in Central America, Burkina Faso in West Africa and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, all switching to Beijing last year.

While the United States upholds the “one-China” policy, recognizing Beijing and not Taipei, it assists Taiwan, which includes significant sales of arms to the island.

Pacific islands control vast swaths of resource-rich ocean, and strategically located ports, forming a formidable maritime boundary between the Americas and Asia.

“Many countries in the Pacific, including the Solomon Islands, are proud to be free and democratic,” it said.

Read more: Reuters Top News

barrett_ink The Chinese carrot barrett_ink BaldingsWorld barrett_ink “Split me infinitives...” barrett_ink soft threaten barrett_ink In the end it will come down to greed. barrett_ink They should learn from Sri Lanka, which was offered 'assistances' and loans from China to build Hambantota port sinking itself knee deep in DebtTrap and had to repay with a '99-yr lease', effectively losing the port to China.

barrett_ink Right...!! Bully China trying to bully or buy favors around the World... They need to be halted😡 barrett_ink They should listen to U.S although they are no saint themselves but China is modern day East India company in disguise.

Taiwan urges citizens to avoid Hong Kong and China after detentionTaiwan's ruling party on Wednesday urged citizens to avoid visiting Hong Ko... China miss nothing And a lot more countries are going to warn their citizens and businesses away from Hong Kong too. EDITOR: Lee Meng Chu and Lee Ming Che are two completely different people. This article is really sloppy journalism.

Taiwan urges citizens to avoid Hong Kong and China after detentionTaiwan's ruling party on Wednesday urged citizens to avoid visiting Hong Ko... China miss nothing And a lot more countries are going to warn their citizens and businesses away from Hong Kong too. EDITOR: Lee Meng Chu and Lee Ming Che are two completely different people. This article is really sloppy journalism.

U.N. investigators link U.S., Syrian and Russian forces to war crimesAir strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria have killed or wounded many ci... There's no possible way to fight a war without crossing the UN's arbitrary threshold for 'war crimes' Once again, the UN is a fucking joke. And what can the UN do about it .....zero. U.S.-led coalition or US?

Trump administration announces plans to ban flavored e-cigarettesTrump administration announces plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes following six U.S. deaths linked to vaping Just think if AR rifles were responsible for 6 deaths or more.... can you imagine how quick Trump would jump into action then? Good start , hopefully they get to banning guns at some point ....or atleast act to show they would. Each election debates, they all rant about it and do nothing Bad idea, if you’re going to ban flavored e-cigarettes, then conventional flavored cigarettes should also be banned.

Rebecca Traister Wants to Know the Bad News Right AwayOn this week’s Cut podcast, the politics writer tells us how she gets it done.

'It is time to stop vaping': Kansas reports sixth U.S. death linked to mystery illnessA Kansas resident was the sixth person to die in the United States of a mysterio... What about cigarette-related deaths? Why stop with e-cigarettes? Vaping Adults screamed NO Now, the consequences Just wait until the morons who legalized marijuana and the fall out The next generation of self serving zombies who can't get off the couch... Bad liquid, that’s all it can be

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

12 September 2019, Thursday News

Previous news

Día de Muertos Barbie: Respectful Tribute, or ‘Obviously Cultural Appropriation’?

Next news

Factbox: Netanyahu's West Bank pledge alarms Middle Eastern states
Previous news Next news