Opinion

Solomon Islands-China pact: Australia the bossy big brother in the Pacific 'family'

Updated April 29 2022 - 12:08am, first published April 24 2022 - 10:00am
Scott Morrison presents Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare with a ukulele on a 2019 visit. Picture: AAP

We can take it as read that China's seduction of the Solomon Islands government is a diplomatic and military reverse for Australia, the United States and the Western alliance, and a major political reverse for the Coalition government. What's not so clear is whether it was a bad thing for the people of the Solomons, or for the people of other sovereign Pacific communities considering playing one superpower against another.

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