China recently signed a security pact with the strategic Solomon Islands. Australia and New Zealand fear that China could gain a military presence in their neighborhood.
China has been building its' diplomatic, economic and security ties with the island nations of the South Pacific: It recently signed a security pact with the strategic Solomon Islands. The United States is concerned and is trying to re-engage after years of neglect. We are reopening our embassy in the Solomon Islands that we closed in 1993 and opening new embassies in Tonga and Kiribati.
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