Aug 28, 2023
China knows the geopolitical significance of the Solomon Islands and the rest of the Pacific islands if it were to go to war with the US and its allies. And it's been slowly tightening the noose around the country's democracy by bribing its officials, training Solomon Island police, and sending Chinese nationals to infiltrate its society. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss how soon before China has complete control of the Solomon Islands, what the US and Australia could do to stop Chinese corruption there, and what Chinese corruption in the Solomon Islands looks like. Joining us in this episode is Colonel Grant Newsham, a former Marine intelligence officer and author of the book When China Attacks: A Warning to America.