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Chinese Lease of Entire Island Is Deemed Illegal in Solomons
The sweeping deal, signed by the head of a provincial government and executives from a Beijing-based conglomerate, had shocked residents.
China Is Leasing an Entire Pacific Island. Its Residents Are Shocked.
What could Beijing want with Tulagi, where Allied forces fought a bloody battle with Japan in World War II? Some fear military ambitions.
As Taiwan Loses Influence, China Gains Ground in Race With U.S.
Two Pacific nations severed ties with Taiwan in favor of Beijing this week, boosting China in its contest with the United States for influence in the region.
In Blow to Taiwan, Solomon Islands Is Said to Switch Relations to China
The move, which Taiwan denounced as bribery by Beijing, is a setback to both Taipeiâs global standing and Washingtonâs regional diplomacy in the Pacific.
As China Watches, Solomon Islands Weighs Cutting Ties to Taiwan
The move comes as American officials accuse Beijing of destabilizing the Pacific as its influence in the region grows.
How to Get TB Patients to Take Their Pills? Persistent Texting and a âWinners Circleâ
The drug regimens can be grueling, and patients often quit taking their medications. But turning it into a cellphone competition helps.
âThereâs Poison in the Seaâ: An Oil Spill Fouls a Tropical Eden
On Rennell, an impoverished Pacific island, mining had already scarred the land. Now an oil spill has polluted the water and threatens a World Heritage site.
Oil Spill Threatens a Treasured Coral Atoll in the South Pacific
A cargo ship has been leaking fuel for weeks on one of the Solomon Islands, home to a site that Unesco calls a âtrue natural laboratory for scientific study.â
His Pacific Island Was Swallowed by Rising Seas. So He Moved to a New One.
Three islands in the South Pacific are being swept away by currents and climate change. But the seaweed farmers there are doing everything they can to stay.
The Elusive Giant Coconut-Cracking Rat of the Solomon Islands
A chance encounter with a falling tree let scientists finally confirm the existence of a legendary rodent species in the South Pacific.
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