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US and Australia spreading fake news – Beijing

Samizdat | April 25, 2022

Beijing has dismissed as “fake news” allegations made earlier by Canberra and Washington that China is intending to set up a military base in the Solomon Islands.

At a press conference on Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, insisted that the “so-called Chinese military base in the Solomon Islands is completely fake news made up by a few people with ulterior motives.” The diplomat also pointed out that cooperation between the two nations was “based on the principles of mutual equality, mutual benefit and win-win results.”

Wenbin called out Washington’s hypocrisy, saying that the US was among the loudest voices expressing concern over China’s alleged plans to set up a base in Oceania, while itself having “nearly 800 military bases in more than 80 countries.”

The Chinese official went on to remind Washington that the Solomon Islands is an “independent sovereign country, not the ‘backyard’ of the United States and Australia.”

Last Tuesday, China announced that State Councilor Wang Yi and Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele had signed a security pact between the two nations.

The US was quick to express concern. The White House National Security Council’s spokesperson claimed that the signing followed a “pattern of China offering shadowy, vague deals with little regional consultation in fishing, resource management, development assistance and now security practices.”

Several days later, the White House revealed that the American delegation to the Solomon Islands had warned the nation’s leadership that the US would “respond accordingly” should Chinese military installations appear in the country.

Canberra has also made it clear that such a military base, which would be some 2,000km (1,200 miles) from Australia’s shores, would represent a “red line.”

Meanwhile, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare insisted that the deal was necessary to beef up security and was “guided by our national interests.” He stated last week that the agreement does not allow China to set up a military base on the islands.

April 25, 2022 - Posted by | Progressive Hypocrite | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. The USA has 800 Military bases around the World and 138,000 troops in 80 countries(according to BING SEARCH)

    “Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare insisted that the deal was necessary to beef up security and was “guided by our national interests.” He stated last week that the agreement does not allow China to set up a military base on the islands”.

    So, what’s the problem?…….Of course, National Leaders have been known to lie in the past(False Flags etc).
    Who can ANYONE trust in the business of International Diplomacy?(“We lied, we cheated, we stole”)….sound familiar?

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 25, 2022 | Reply

  2. Deputy sheriff Scott Morrison’s short-sightedness must qualify him as the Mr. Magoo of international politics. He fails to see that his actions, by sending military equipment to Ukraine, hypocritically mirror the actions of the Chinese in the Solomon Islands. By spouting the ‘red line’ threat, he puts himself in the same position as Vladimir Putin who doesn’t want hostile foreigners in his backyard. The only difference is that Putin has done something about it, whereas Morrison is a toothless tiger.

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    Comment by Bill Francis | April 26, 2022 | Reply

    • Australian PM, Scott Morrison has NO credibility. The French PM even called in a liar, in public, and Australians already knew it……

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 26, 2022 | Reply


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