Solomon Islands

China’s quest to dominate vital shipping lanes in the South Pacific is accelerating.

The government of Solomon Islands announced on August 30 that it had suspended visits by American and other foreign naval ships, in the latest sign that the island nation is on the fast track to becoming a Chinese colony.

The announcement came days after the United States Coast Guard’s Oliver Henry and British Royal Navy’s HMS Spey were denied permission to make routine refueling stops at a Solomon Islands port. The ships were in the area conducting anti-illegal fishing patrols organized by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency.

Read more at “Has China Bought the Solomon Islands?”

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