Solomon Islands and Taiwan
- 17 Sep 2019
- 1 min read
The Solomon Islands’ government has cut official ties with Taiwan and is switching diplomatic allegiance to China.
- This is line with ‘One China’ principle.
- Now only 16 countries worldwide continue to recognise Taiwan as an independent state. India is not among the sixteen countries.
- With a population of 660,000, the Solomon Islands were easily Taiwan’s largest remaining ally in the Pacific. Its economy relies on agriculture, fishing and forestry, and the country has a wealth of undeveloped mineral resources.
- The Solomon Islands are located directly between Australia and the U.S. and was the site of fierce battles during World War II.
- Its capital is Honiara.