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China to fund Pacific Games stadium in the Solomon Islands

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 9: (L-R)Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on October 9, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Phtoto by Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

China has stepped in to bankroll the construction of the main stadium for the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands, after the host nation struggled to fund the project.

China is taking over the funding of the stadium from Taiwan/Chinese Taipei, which had previously pledged to provide it. Last month, the Solomon Islands broke diplomatic ties with Taipei, in order to establish relations with China.

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