Solomon Islands: Possible China security pact causes Australia concern


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Solomon Islands confirms China security draft, alarming Australia Published 19 minutes ago Image source, Getty Images Image caption, The Solomon Islands has seen rioting and political unrest in recent months Solomon Islands has confirmed it is drafting a security deal with China - a move that's triggered alarm in neighbouring Australia and other Western allies in the Indo-Pacific. Leaked papers indicate a Chinese military base could potentially be set up on the island to Australia's north. That's sparked concern from Australia, long the chief defence partner and biggest aid donor to the tiny island. Both Australia and New Zealand said...