US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called China a pretend friend of Latin America during his four-nation tour. Photo: AP

Trade deal nears, but tensions are rising over China’s inroads into America’s backyard

  • Latin America seen as ‘latest battleground’, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ramping up criticism of China during his tour of the region
  • Growing influence in Caribbean also appears to be unnerving Washington, after Jamaica endorsed Beijing’s global trade and infrastructure push
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called China a pretend friend of Latin America during his four-nation tour. Photo: AP
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