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UWI-GLOBAL Belt and Road Research Bulletin

In the Current Issue

China From Afar: The Familiar ‘Other’: The question of development from the West Indies to the Far East.
by Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente

China’s Engagement with the Caribbean: Situating the Role of the University of the West Indies.
by Don. Marshall
Overseas Chinese and the Chinese State: Pulling the Strings?
by Yan Liu



Current News

Pompeo Pitches US business over China in Suriname, Guyana
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday made a direct pitch for fast-growing Suriname and Guyana's new leaders to pick US firms, warning of the risks of China amid an oil boom.
20 New IDB Chief Promoted by Trump Promotes “Pan-Americanism” against China
The new head of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mauricio Claver-Carone, an American promoted by President Donald Trump to a position that has always been in the hands of Latin Americans, seeks to fulfill “the dream of Pan-Americanism” in the face of China’s advance in the region.
Jamaica received US$2.1 billion to support Medium-Term Socio-Economic Framework

Jamaica received US$2.1 billion in Official Development Assistance (ODA) from International Development Partners (IDP) to advance the Government’s strategic objectives and priorities under the 2018-2021 Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF).

The Significance of BRI in the Wake of COVID-19

COVID-19 did not just change the world; it also showcases the significance of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). As China recovers from the pandemic, the surge in exports bears testimony to the strong connection binding China and BRI-participating nations and the unbreakable supply chain with Beijing. It also underscored China's leading role in worldwide trade during the COVID-19 pandemic. And this is by itself a good sign for worldwide trade recovery.

Party Secretary Li Meets Latam & Caribbean Envoys
Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang hosted a meeting with a delegation of envoys from 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries to China in Shanghai yesterday. Li welcomed the envoys on behalf of the Communist Party of China Shanghai Committee and the Shanghai municipal government, and introduced to them measures taken for the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic as well as the development of economy and society in Shanghai.