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Western Governments Expected to Fret Anew When Wang Yi Travels to the Solomon Islands to Sign Security Pact

File image of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele at a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 9, 2019. THOMAS PETER / POOL / AFP

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to embark on a three-nation tour of the South Pacific this week that will include a stop in the Solomon Islands where he will sign a controversial new security agreement.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare described Wang’s upcoming one-day visit as a “milestone” and characterized Beijing as “an important development partner at a very critical time in our history.”

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