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The US denies geopolitical motives are behind a massive aid increase to the Solomon Islands’ Malaita province – ABC News

The significant size of the US State Department aid for Malaita province in the Solomon Islands is either a coincidence or a geopolitical move to counter China’…

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The United States has pledged $US25 million ($35 million) in aid for a Solomon Islands province that has demanded an independence referendum over the national Government’s China policy, sparking concerns aid funding has been used in geopolitical “tussles”.
Key points:

  • The US pledge to Malaita was 500 times more than the aid the province received from all countries in 2018
  • There have been concerns the US was seeking support for its own geostrategic struggle with China in the Pac…

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