Taiwan condemns Solomons' China switch

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen says she "regrets and strongly condemns" the Solomon Islands' decision to establish diplomatic relations with China. 

The Solomons cabinet made the decision yesterday after which Taiwan terminated its 36 year relationship with the Pacific country.

Ms Tsai said China's promises of financial assistance often came up "empty" and that "Taiwan's contributions to Solomon Islands, particularly in medicine, agriculture, education, and culture, could not be measured in dollars".

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