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China cries foul after Taiwan donates anti-epidemic supplies to Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China recently issued a statement condemning the Solomon Islands' Malaita Province for receiving Taiwan's donation of anti-epidemic supplies last week and asked th...

Does it matter if Taiwan loses formal recognition?

In September 2019 both Solomon Islands and Kiribati ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan (formally the Republic of China), leaving the country with formal recognition from only 15 countries. This...

Taiwan is a state: Solomon Islands parliamentary committee head

The head of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Solomon Islands Parliament on Sunday criticized his government's decision to establish diplomatic relations with China based on the "One Chi...

Solomon Islands discusses whether to make diplomatic switch to China today

[Last update at 11:50 on Sept. 13] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s longtime Pacific ally the Solomon Islands convened on Friday (Sept. 13) to discuss whether the country should switch d...

Solomon Islanders support continued ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of the Solomon Islands, one of only 17 that officially recognizes Taiwan, is weighing a transfer of diplomatic ties to China, but its people appear to favor...

Taiwan is Solomon Islands' exceptional partner: U.S. ambassador

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Solomon Islands considers switching diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China, the United States ambassador in the Pacific archipelago, Catherine Ebert-Gray, reco...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Terry Gou: Political interests vs. national interests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Election Tidbits about nominees and possible candidates:Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou. [ Last updated: (GMT+8) 16:10 Sept. 9, 2019 ] Terry Gou (...

Solomon Islands yet to determine status of ties to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move intended to quash rumors that the Solomon Islands is terminating its 36-year diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the foreign ministers of both countries held a press co...

President Tsai makes pitch to preserve Taiwan-Solomon Islands' ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with the Foreign Minister of the Solomon Islands Jeremiah Manele on Monday (Sept. 9) amid rumors that the government of Solomon Islands may soo...

Solomon Islands Foreign Minister visits Taiwan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Saturday announced a 5-day visit by Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele beginning Sept. 8, amid speculation of a possible switch in political all...

Taiwan warns Solomon Islands switch to China could mean 'debt trap'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As leaders of the Solomon Islands consider switching diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, the Taiwanese government is warning the fellow Pacific island nation of Beijing&...

China to offer development fund to Solomon Islands if it breaks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In its latest move to try and lure away the Solomon Islands, China was offering a development fund to the Pacific nation if it cut off ties with Taiwan, the Reuters news a...

Solomon Islands' foreign minister planning to visit Taiwan, says report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Solomon Islands’ Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele is reportedly planning to visit Taiwan on Sunday (Sept. 8) amid rumors that the Pacific ally is likely to sever tie...

Taiwan and Solomon Islands ink visa waiver agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and its Pacific ally, the Solomon Islands, have reached a visa-exemption deal in Tuvalu, where the annual Pacific Islands Forum wrapped up on Friday (Aug. 16). F...

Taiwan invites Solomon Islands leadership to visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Thursday (June 6) the government has invited the leadership of the Solomon Islands to visit Taiwan after the Paci...