China is steadily, albeit quietly, deepening its ties in the Caribbean region using many of the same techniques that it did in the early 2000s when it ramped up its engagement in Africa. The Chinese are buying more agriculture, building infrastructure, and integrating a growing number of Caribbean states into its Belt and Road global trade agenda.
But Rasheed Griffith, host of the China in the Caribbean Podcast, cautions that while Beijing’s engagement in the Caribbean may look a lot like what it’s doing in Africa and other developing regions, there are some important differences.
- The Diplomat: An Ignored Canary in an Unknown Coal Mine: The Caribbean’s Economic Engagement with China by Bradley J. Murg and Rasheed J. Griffith
- Time: The U.S. and China Are Battling for Influence in Latin America, and the Pandemic Has Raised the Stakes by Ciara Nugent and Charlie Campell
- Taipei Times: Why Guyana matters to Taiwan by Marcin Jerzewski and Chen Kuan-ting
About Rasheed Griffith:
Rasheed Griffith is an independent researcher with a background in Economics, FinTech Regulation, and Philosophy. Recently my writing has been focused on Chinese geoeconomic engagement in the Caribbean and Monetary Policy in the Mekong region. Rasheed also hosts a podcast called China in the Caribbean about the growing social, economic, and political relationship between China and the Caribbean.
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