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Too late to stop Xi’s militarisation of the Solomon Islands?

5 April 2022

4:00 AM

5 April 2022

4:00 AM

News that the Chinese Communist Party will be allowed to station warships and troops in the Solomon Islands as part of a ‘security agreement’ is an existential threat to Australia. It is an intelligence and foreign policy failure of the highest order.

Anyone who thinks the Solomons won’t be militarised against Australia’s interests also believed that the CCP was not militarising atolls in the South China Sea – or that they would not take Hong Kong and have no intention of invading Taiwan.

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