Solomons academic calls for caution over Taiwan/China decision

Solomon Islands government should exercise caution as it considers whether to maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan or switch to China, an academic says. Last week, amid diplomatic visits from both Australia and New Zealand, the Solomon Islands foreign minister, Jeremiah Manele, said the government would take its time to make an informed decision.

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New Zealand PM Ardern says to discuss Huawei decision in China visit

BEIJING/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she hoped to have a dialogue with Beijing about New Zealand’s intelligence agency’s decision to reject a bid by Chinese telecom giant Huawei to build a 5G mobile network.
Ardern is on a one-day visit to China and is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Premier Li Keqiang later on Monday.

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