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New Zealand said on Wednesday that it will deploy military and police personnel in the Solomon Islands, joining efforts by Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea to help restore peace in the Pacific island nation following anti-government rioting.

Friday, 26 November 2021 10:13

Is China to blame for Solomon Islands unrest?

The Solomon Islands’ decision to switch its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing has been blamed for arson and looting in the national capital Honiara, where protesters are demanding the prime minister’s resignation.

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Australia will deploy more than 100 police and military personnel to aid the Solomon Islands, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as protesters in the Pacific Island nation defied a curfew to protest for a second consecutive day.

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Australia will deploy more than 100 police and military personnel to aid the Solomon Islands, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as protesters in the Pacific Island nation defied a curfew to protest for a second consecutive day.

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A night curfew will be re-imposed in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara after Australian police began taking control of hotspots following three days of violent protests in the South Pacific island nation, witnesses said.

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Looting and violence continue for a third day in the capital as Australian police arrive.

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China offering more economic aid to Solomon Islands in exchange for switching diplomatic ties from Taipei to Beijing.

Solomon Islands sixth country to cut ties with Taiwan since 2016 election of Tsai Ing-wen, as China raises pressure.

US vice president scraps meeting with Solomons’s Manasseh Sogavare after he cut ties with Taiwan in favour of China.

Saturday, 21 September 2019 10:01

China, Solomon Islands establish diplomatic relations

Move comes days after Solomon Islands broke ties with Taiwan, which China claims as part of its territory.

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