EXPERT ANALYSIS — A security agreement signed by China and the Solomon Islands in April has created waves of concern across the region and as far away as the United States. Originally leaked as a draftThe deal was formally signed at a meeting in Beijing between PRC and Solomon Islands foreign ministry officials, raising alarm bells over what it means for Australia’s national security.
The agreement would contain a provision allowing the Solomon Islands to ask China to send police and military personnel to help local law enforcement maintain civil order and protect lives and property.
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