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Chinese immigrants have a new home: the sun-soaked islands of the Caribbean.

Chinese Entrepreneurs Launch the Next Caribbean Invasion

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Chinese immigrants have a new home: the sun-soaked islands of the Caribbean. By Jewel Fraser, OZY — Tall and well-groomed, Brian Rochester has eyes that smile when he talks about the fellowship he says exists between Chinese immigrants and Trinidadians of African or Indian descent at the Grace Chapel church in the heart of Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. Richards, in his mid-30s, has for the past…

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A Date With 2035: What Does Modernization Mean For China and Africa?

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Tian Chen, The Pathfinder International — On Chinese New Year’s Eve, a group of Chinese friends and I were feasting on dumplings in Cape Town while watching the CCTV Chinese New Year Gala broadcasted live from Beijing. A song called ‘I have a date with 2035’ was on air. TF Boys, one of the most popular adolescent bands in China, were happily singing “We will achieve modernization in 2035…”, while…

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“We’re Going to See a Lot More Walls”

“We’re Going to See a Lot More Walls”

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Ian Bremmer sees Trump’s victory, the rise of the far-right in Europe, and more as a backlash to globalism—and he thinks it’s going to get worse. By Jeet Heer — Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, Steve Bannon, the architect of the unexpected victory, told The Hollywood Reporter that “the globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia.” The last few years have seen the rise of…

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Neocolonialism

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If we don’t start challenging neoliberal hegemony soon, the non-West will eventually have little choice but to challenge it for themselves By Ben King — There are numerous ways in which consent is manufactured within the neoliberal development regime. I’ve witnessed donors insist that an NGO remove ‘ranty language’ from a report, despite being direct quotes from ‘recipients.’ I’ve seen practitioners struggle daily to comply with filtering out anything relating to LGBT rights,…

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Grenada’s capital, St George’s

China set to move into US ‘backyard’ with national development plan for Grenada

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By Caribbean News Now contributor —  ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — If the Grenadian government accepts a multibillion dollar plan, it would become the first in the world to opt for the wholesale adoption of a Chinese development blueprint – increasing Beijing’s influence in what is frequently described as ‘America’s backyard’. The Chinese foreign ministry said this month that “China Development Bank, at the request of the Grenadian government, is helping…

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China plans to build markets in Port-au-Prince under the new initiative.

China Extends Her Silk Road To Haiti

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China plans to build markets in Port-au-Prince under the new initiative. China plans to invest $30 billion in Haiti’s infrastructure according to the Haitian Press Agency (AHP). This week the Mayor of Port-au-Prince, Youri Chevry, hosted the signing of an agreement between the Haitian company Bati Ayiti (Build Haiti), headed by former Senator Amos André, and the Southwest Municipal Engineering and Design Research Institute of China. The agreement includes the…

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