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    Australia urged to intervene as China tries to buy a strategic Solomon Islands port

    A Chinese state-owned company is negotiating to buy a deep-water port and World War II airstrip in Solomon Islands, as new documents detail how money from Beijing has helped keep the Pacific nation's controversial leader in power.
    As a battle for influence plays out in the region, an investigation by Four Corners has found China is aggressively pursuing economic opportunities across the Solomons to boost Beijing's strategic interests.
    One asset being targeted by China is a hardwood forestry plantation on the island of Kolombangara, which features a protected harbour, deep-water port and an airstrip.


    A delegation from the state-owned China Forestry Group Corporation visited the island in 2019 and, according to those present, showed little interest in the trees. Instead, one member of the group pointedly asked: "how long is the wharf and how deep is the water?".
    Since COVID-19 border restrictions lifted last month, talks have resumed.
    Silas Tausinga, a Solomon Islands MP whose electorate sits next to Kolombangara, believes China's ambition to house military assets in his country remains strong, despite months of high-level political and media attention.

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    Saves building an island, if you can buy one ready made!

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    It's a known problem with abc for some. Reason.

    Type in www. abc. Com .au (without the spaces)

    https://www.xxx.xxx.xx/ news/2022-08-01/china-trying-to-buy-solomon-islands-port-australia-urged-to-stop/101277348

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    Or, copy the title and do a search.

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    money from Beijing has helped keep the Pacific nation's controversial leader in power
    Chinky bastards at it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Or, copy the title and do a search.

    He's just being a petulant beta-cuck because I called him out on bumping a 12 year old thread with twitter bullshit and no link or source.

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