Overseas Network September 16, according to the radio Central News Agency, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Sogavale held a cabinet meeting today (16), decided to interrupt the so-called diplomatic relations with Taiwan and establish diplomatic relations with the mainland. The Solomon Islands Cabinet meeting agreed to the results of the ruling coalition caucus meeting earlier today, with 27 votes in favor of the Solomon Islands diplomatic turn, 0 votes against and 6 abstentions. After confirming that there is no room for change, Wu Zhaoxie, head of Taiwans foreign affairs department, held a press conference tonight to announce the severance of diplomatic relations with Solomon Islands.
In 1983, the Taiwan authorities established diplomatic relations with Solomon for 36 years. Solomon, with a population of 600,000, is Taiwans largest friend in the South Pacific. Solomon Islands is Cai Yingyings sixth break-up country after taking office in May 2016, with Taiwans friendship reduced to 16.
On September 16, Island Sun, the local media in Solomon Islands, reported on Facebook that a special caucus meeting would be held in the Solomon Islands on September 16 to approve whether to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan and establish diplomatic relations with the mainland of China, citing people familiar with the matter. If the meeting decides to establish diplomatic relations with mainland China, the Solomon government will ask Taiwans embassy officials in Solomon to leave or they will be deported, according to people familiar with the matter.
After the DPP authorities came to power, the number of Taiwans friendly states has dropped sharply to 16. Some intra-island netizens commented, Solomons break-up will lead to domino effect, and there will be more countriesbreak-up, Cai Yingwen should be responsible for this, because she will change the status quo, only cling to the thighs of Americans, such a result is inevitable.
Cai Yingwen, a leader of the Taiwan authorities, opened a press conference to answer the question of breaking off diplomatic relations in the Solomon islands. How is it all the same?
Another netizen in the island satirized: This kind of achievement will only blame others, that is, not to step down.
Dont go out anymore, waste money and smuggle cigarettes, said Cai Yingyang, a Taiwanese netizen.
Some netizens in the island satirized Wu Zhaoxie as Minister of Broken Relations.
Anfengshan, a spokesman for the National Taiwan Office, in response to questions from reporters on overseas websites, stressed that adhering to the one-China principle is the norm of international relations and the general consensus of the international community. It is the choice of the vast majority of countries in the world to conform to the trend of the times.