18 Sep 2019

Solomon Islands yet to confirm China as partner

From , 5:04 am on 18 September 2019

Solomon Islands is yet to confirm China as a diplomatic ally after ties with Taiwan ended on Monday.

Taipei severed the 36-year relationship after the Solomon Islands government endorsed a report to recognise China instead.

But the government had yet to formally action anything and a news conference by the Prime Minister was scrapped on Monday afternoon.

A political scientist at the University of Hawaii, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, told Mackenzie Smith Solomon Islands is on its own for the moment. 

Tarcisius Kabutaulaka

Tarcisius Kabutaulaka Photo: University of Hawai'i