Deepwater Port

China is preparing to buy a Solomon Islands plantation that features a deep-water port and an airstrip, Four Corners reported on August 1. China watchers view it as the latest signal of Beijing’s intention to build a naval base on the island nation.

The Chinese Communist Party is working through the state-owned company China Forestry Group to acquire the 55-square-mile plantation, called Kolombangara Forest Products. The property lies on the island of Kolombangara and includes what Solomon Island officials say is the nation’s best natural deep-water port.

Read more at “China to Buy Strategic Deepwater Port in Solomon Islands”

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