Solomons' province to block all China loans
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 23 October 2019
“A Solomon Islands province won't accept any development loans from China, as concern rises over investments from Beijing.
“Malaita's provincial premier Daniel Suidani last week signed a new road map to govern its relationship with China.
“Diplomatic ties opened last month after Solomon Islands ditched long-time ally Taiwan, and the prime minister this week visited Beijing.
“Mr Suidani said he would only accept 'no strings attached' grants from China.
"The people don't want to [get involved] in funding to this province that is a direct loan so that we might get into some debt traps, because that's what we understand about the fundings that comes out of mainland China."
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