The one-word reason the PM sent troops to Honiara: ‘China’

Cindy Wockner

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the current crisis and unrest engulfing the islands is “influenced and encouraged by other powers”. He is referring, of course, to the China situation, and he said as much: countries which don’t like his country’s Belt and Road ties with Beijing were behind the current crisis. But we haven’t heard the name of that nation uttered by our own Prime Minister as to the motivations for so quickly responding to the Solomon Island PM’s request for assistance. The request came after several days of rioting in the capital of Honiara which saw protestors descend on the national parliament building and call for the prime minister’s resignation.

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