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China trains with its new security partner in Pacific

Chinese police have started training their Solomon Islands counterparts, the island nation announced on Sunday. The first round of exercises took place at the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) headquarters in Rove, a western suburb of the capital city of Honiara, between June 7 and 11. “The security challenges …

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China signs new Pacific deal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has concluded his visit to Samoa on Saturday, after holding a series of talks with top officials on issues of “mutual interest and concern,” and signing a bilateral agreement on economic and technical cooperation.  “Samoa and the People’s Republic of China will continue to pursue greater collaboration …

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China’s Pacific plans leaked

China plans to offer significant economic and security deals to a series of Pacific nations, according to a draft document leaked to the press as the country’s top diplomat tours the region. The alleged proposals would come after Beijing signed a major agreement with the Solomon Islands, which led to …

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US vows response to China’s presence in this tiny Pacific nation

The United States said on Friday it would respond if China builds a permanent military base in the Solomon Islands, warning such a move would create “significant concerns” after the country signed a security deal with Beijing earlier this month. Following meetings between a high-level US delegation and top officials …

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China negotiates secret deal in South Pacific – media

China has reportedly negotiated a secret security pact with the Solomon Islands, setting off alarm bells in the US and Australia because of the potential for Beijing gaining a South Pacific beachhead from which it could block shipping traffic. Chinese and Solomon Island officials are close to signing the agreement, …

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Russia admits US superiority in Pacific

The Russian military has the capability to successfully counter the American fleet inside the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea, but it does not have a sufficient number of vessels and aircraft to effectively counter the US fleet in the Far East, a senior official has admitted. Speaking on Tuesday …

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Pacific nation to host US embassy after 3 decades – media

The United States is planning to open its first embassy on the Solomon Islands in 29 years following violent riots on the island and the nation’s increase in relations with China, media reported on Saturday, citing officials. AP obtained a US State Department memo to Congress, which indicated that Secretary …

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Russia gets nuclear boost in the Pacific

Both entered military service on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Sevmash shipyard, the nation’s primary builder of nuclear-powered submarines, which incidentally celebrated its birthday on the same day. The event in the city of Severodvinsk in the European north was attended virtually by President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister …

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