Opinion

Saying China 'bought' a military base in the Solomons is simplistic and shows how little Australia understands power in the Pacific

By Joanne Wallis, Czeslaw Tubilewicz
March 26 2022 - 6:25pm
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang holds a welcoming ceremony for Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare in 2019. Picture: Getty Images

The draft security agreement between China and Solomon Islands circulating on social media raises important questions about how the Australian government and national security community understand power dynamics in the Pacific Islands.

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