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China’s growing influence in the South Pacific

Wang Yi meets Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

World leaders are currently meeting in New York for the UN General Assembly. On Saturday, Foreign Minister Wang Yi will speak on behalf of China. But Wang has already been very active in the days leading up to his speech. On Wednesday, he met Jeremiah Manele, Foreign Minister of the Solomon Islands, for confidential talks. Wang praised China-Solomon Islands relations, highlighting the achievement of impressive results in the past three years. China has always been a trustworthy friend of the Solomon Islands, he said and will continue to help where it can.

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