The Solomon Islands is in the early stages of state capture by China. With its growing geopolitical influence in the Solomons, China is expanding the Belt & Road Initiative into the South Pacific, an area of strategic importance for the Australia, United Kingdom, and United States (AUKUS) alliance.

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  • Chinese-Solomon Islands memorandum of understanding (MoU) on security cooperation;
  • China’s influence in Solomon domestic politics;
  • The possibility of China establishing a military presence in the Solomons, including a naval base; 
  • Chinese-funded infrastructure projects, including in the Port of Honiara, Guadalcanal island (satellite imagery included);
  • Growing Chinese investments in the Solomons, with emphasis on Huawei in the telecommunications sector; 
  • What the AUKUS can do to prevent the Solomons from being fully subsumed into the Chinese sphere of influence. 

China in the Solomon Islands (Executive Report)

The Belt & Road Initiative Expands into the South Pacific

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Christopher Dunn

OSINT analyst and postgraduate student in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. He has experience working in both the International Development and International Security fields. His research interests include maritime security, the human security-development nexus, and geopolitical developments in Southeast Asia and the Balkans.

Founder of T-Intelligence. OSINT analyst & instructor, with experience in defense intelligence (private sector), armed conflicts, and geopolitical flashpoints.