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Solomon Islands Claps Back at Australia for China Pressure

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare addressing parliament about the government's new security partnership with China.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare hit out at critics of the Pacific Island nation’s recent security deal with China. The contract of the deal was recently leaked, raising alarm in New Zealand and Australia about a possible Chinese military presence in the region.

Addressing the Parliament, Sogavare said: “We find it very insulting, Mister Speaker, to be branded as unfit to manage our sovereign affairs.”

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