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China finalising security deal with Solomon Islands to base warships in the Pacific

Draft agreement circulating on social media suggests China could establish military base less than 2,000km from Australia

Solomon Islands has signed a policing deal with China and will send a proposal for a broader security agreement covering the military to its cabinet for consideration.

According to a copy of the draft security agreement circulating on social media on Thursday, it would allow China to base navy warships in the Pacific, less than 2,000km off Australia’s coast.

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