US moves to reopen Solomon Islands embassy to counter China


              FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during the first U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit at the State Department in Washington, Sept. 29, 2022. Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare listens at left. The Biden administration is plowing ahead with plans to re-open the U.S. embassy in the Solomon Islands in a bid to counter China’s increasing assertiveness in the Pacific. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
            
              FILE - President Joe Biden speaks as he poses for photos with Pacific Island leaders, including Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, right, on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. The Biden administration is plowing ahead with plans to re-open the U.S. embassy in the Solomon Islands in a bid to counter China’s increasing assertiveness in the Pacific. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
US moves to reopen Solomon Islands embassy to counter China