Dec 24, 2007

PacificWatch: What Does Chinese Competition With Taiwan Do To Fragile States In The Pacific?

As a new Cabinet was being announced in the Solomon Islands a few hours ago a few people in the wider world has been wondering which way Honiara will swing in the Taipei or Beijing recognition stakes. Both will no doubt be trying to outdo the other in the chequebook diplomacy stakes. The stakes are high in both capitals, but can societies such as this cope with this pressure? As a reminder we found this post on an interesting blog.

Instead of occasional references to the pervert former Attorney General who is about to be extradited to Australia our media should be watching other developments far more closely.