China Protests: Media Got Solomon Islands Story Very Wrong

The protests in the Solomon Islands against Chinese influence in the country were covered by the media, and the media got a lot of the facts of the protest right. But when it came to the understanding of the issues behind the protests and the balance of the coverage of the protests vs. the issues behind the protests, most media missed the mark. Watch this episode of China Unscripted for more on the protests, why the Solomon Islands is so strategic to China and the US, and why the US doesn’t have an embassy there. Joining us in this episode is Grant Newsham, a retired U.S. Marine Colonel and research fellow at the Center for Security Policy.

You can follow Grant on Twitter @NewshamGrant

Financial Times article: Economic woes, not China, are at the heart of Solomon Islands riots

This is a highlight from the full episode No. 144 China Is Trying to Kick the U.S. Out of Asia

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