Micronesia and Solomon Islands

Can You Blame Poor Countries Like Mine for Turning to China?

June 27, 2022 By Dorothy Wickham Ms. Wickham is a Solomon Islands journalist. “HONIARA, Solomon Islands — Judging from the American and Australian reactions, China’s push to raise its profile in the Pacific Ocean seems frightening indeed. Secretive negotiations between Beijing and the government of my home country, the Solomon Islands, have raised speculation that they could lead …

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Why a Chinese Security Deal in the Pacific Could Ripple Through the World

In potentially opening the door to a Chinese military base, the Solomon Islands threatens the balance of power in a vital shipping region. By Damien CaveApril 20, 2022Updated 7:42 a.m. ET “SYDNEY, Australia — When the Solomon Islands’ prime minister stood before Parliament on Wednesday to announce that his government had signed a sweeping security agreement with China, he …

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Opinion | The Ornithologist the Internet Called a Murderer – The New York Times

In September 2015, Dr. Filardi and a team of researchers from the museum and the University of the South Pacific ascended the rugged Chupukama Ridge, on Guadalcanal, one of the Solomon Islands, which he described in his field journal as “a sky island filled with scientific mystery.” The goal of the mission was not only …

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