🇸🇧🇺🇲🇨🇳 The Solomon Islands have officially banned
#American #warships from entering local ports. This is reported by the US Embassy.
A couple of years ago, the Solomon Islands passed into the sphere of influence of China, having concluded a cooperation agreement with the PRC (in various areas - part of the local economy was actually bought by the Chinese), and also withdrew recognition of Taiwan. Also, the security agreement gives China the right to deploy troops in the Solomon Islands "to ensure law and order."
In addition, the issue of establishing a Chinese naval base in the
#Solomon #Islands is being discussed with might and main, although the local government denies this. The U.S. rightfully fears that if China establishes a full-fledged Djibouti-style base there, it will change the balance of power in the region and directly challenge U.S. control. The Pentagon sees this as a critical blow to the strategy of blocking China with the "island lines" system.
In addition, the Solomon Islands potentially provide opportunities for China to strike at US bases in Australia.
The Australian government has already labeled a potential PRC base in the Solomon Islands as a "hostile power base," comparing it to Imperial Japanese bases during World War II.
Last year in November, the US and Australia tried to outplay the Chinese by organizing mass unrest in the country's capital with an attack by rioters on Chinatown (3 killed). On the sly, they tried to push through the entry of Australian troops into the Solomon Islands. This method has already been used in Iraq to combat Iranian influence. But the occupation of the Solomon Islands by Australia did not work out (peacekeepers from Fiji were sent to the capital), and China does not forget anything. Now the American warships have asked to leave. At the same time, China now has the right of free entry of its warships to ports on the Solomon Islands.
I bet that the United States will soon find problems with democracy in the islands.