Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Chinese flee backlash from Pacific cold war
Guardian Unlimited Special reports Chinese flee backlash from Pacific cold war
: "Australia and New Zealand sent more troops to the troubled Solomon Islands yesterday as Chinese residents continued to flee violence sparked by claims of electoral corruption.
The former British protectorate, with a population of little more than 500,000, was the scene of riots and looting last week that destroyed many Chinese-owned businesses in the capital, Honiara.
Trouble flared last week when the islands' parliament chose Snyder Rini to be prime minister, amid allegations that his new government was corrupt and heavily influenced by local Chinese businessmen and Taiwan."