Jamaica has said its infrastructure-building cooperation with China will continue, but no new loan programmes will be negotiated. Photo: AFP

Why Jamaica wants to call time on Chinese borrowing

  • While the Caribbean nation is trying to cut down its high levels of debt, it may also want to address US concerns about growing Chinese influence
  • China’s growing economic footprint has also prompted a domestic backlash amid complaints local workers are losing out
Topic |   US-China relations

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Jamaica has said its infrastructure-building cooperation with China will continue, but no new loan programmes will be negotiated. Photo: AFP
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Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan meets Ghanaian Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia in Accra. Photo: Xinhua

Ghana goes ahead with US$2 billion Chinese bauxite barter deal that has conservationists up in arms

  • Beijing will supply infrastructure funds, grants and debt forgiveness to West African nation in exchange for ore vital to aluminium production
  • Bauxite will be mined close to source of rivers that provide water for five million people
Topic |   China-Africa relations

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Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan meets Ghanaian Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia in Accra. Photo: Xinhua
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