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Chinese deal cuts access to key Guadalcanal site


Levers did not respond to requests for comment.

The government has since said a deal signed by one of its provinces to lease the entire island of Tulagi to a Chinese company was unlawful and should be terminated, however details of a contract awarded to state-owned China State Railway Group to develop a gold project on Guadalcanal have not been released.

Deve said negotiations with the new owners to freely access the site were advancing slowly.

“We must protect and preserve it,” Deve said. “It should be a heritage site.”

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