Taiwan terminates relations with Solomon Islands

Asia Pacific / Politics Sep 16, 2019

Taiwan terminates relations with Solomon Islands

Taiwan on Monday severed ties with the Solomon Islands after learning the Pacific nation had decided to switch diplomatic recognition to China, a decision it described as "extremely regrettable." "The Cabinet of the Solomon Islands government decided to switch diplomatic relations to the People's Republic ...

Ex-PM wins Solomons run-off sparking riots

Asia Pacific / Politics Apr 24, 2019

Ex-PM wins Solomons run-off sparking riots

The election of veteran politician Manasseh Sogavare as the Solomon Islands' new prime minister sparked violent protests in the capital Honiara Wednesday, with riot police deployed in a bid to maintain order. Eyewitnesses reported unrest in Chinatown and at least one other area of the ...