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Sherman visits South Pacific to 'sabotage' region's growing ties with China

2022-08-08 08:07:49       source:Global Times

August 7, 2022

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman continued her visit to South Pacific countries and met with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara on Sunday, in what Chinese experts call a sinister attempt to sabotage China's growing ties with Pacific island countries as part of Washington's broad containment strategy against China.

The US' attempt to stir up tension in the Asia-Pacific region, including the South Pacific, in an attempt to contain China's rise will not be endorsed by the South Pacific countries, as the countries will try to avoid being reduced to chess pieces in the game between the great powers, Chinese experts noted.

During the meeting on Sunday, the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation including provision of COVID-19 vaccines and poverty reduction. They also discussed "developments affecting regional and global security," according to US official statement. 

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