This is a propaganda piece put out by the Chinese in the wake of the increasing criticism they have got ever since they previous government made economic relationship with the mainland.
The Chinese have a philosophy about paying upfront and take in the back-end. Them and the Japanese have done so in amurdikkka and they are doing the same in Jamaica AND the rest of the Caribbean and Afrika. What the Asians take back is land. Land is the most precious and valuable resources .
When I first read about this Highway being built, my first reaction was, what are the Chinese getting back? Well, it’s not only a toll highway, there is also a matter of loan payback, because many of these local government with a banana boat mentality, is they don’t put upfront money into the project, yet want all the flash and dash.
The Chinese are quite skilled in providing loans AND materials AND workers (because they insists that only Chinese workers understand the technology). And after the work is completed, the government with a banana republic mentality will pay off the loans at much cost to the governmental coffers. While making little or no money off of them or any infusion into the economy via local employment or whatever.
The following was excerpted from the Internet about China’s imperialist excursion into the Caribbean.
China is waging an aggressive campaign of seduction in the Caribbean, wooing countries away from relationships with rival Taiwan, opening markets for its expanding economy, promising to send tourists, and shipping police to Haiti in the first communist deployment in the Western Hemisphere. And the United States, China’s Cold War enemy, is watching the Asian economic superpower move into its backyard.
For decades China and Taiwan used dollar diplomacy to win over small Caribbean nations where small projects building roads, bridges, wells and fisheries go a long way. But Beijing’s growing economic clout is tipping the scales in the region. Caribbean trade with China increased 42 percent from 2003, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The United States has applauded China’s economic offensive, seeing it as a herald of political reform. “China’s intensified interest in the Western Hemisphere does not imply a lack of focus by the United States,” Roger Noriega, the U.S. assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere affairs, said in a letter to the editor of New Jersey’s Newark Star Ledger. “The United States has long stood for expansion of global trade and consolidating democracy.”
Recently, two Caribbean countries — Dominica and Grenada — switched allegiance to China, abandoning Taiwan, which China calls “a renegade province.” Though democratic Taiwan is self-governing, communist Beijing insists the island is part of China. The two sides split amid civil war in 1949 and Beijing has since refused to have ties with any government that recognizes Taiwan. “Democratic, market-oriented Taiwan is a thorn in its side,” said Steve Johnson, senior policy analyst at the conservative Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. Two weeks before Dominica changed sides, Taiwan gave it $9 million. China promised Dominica $112 million over the next six years.
Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong visited Jamaica for a three-day China-Caribbean economic and trade forum attended by hundreds of Chinese and Caribbean government officials and business executives. Robert Stephens, chairman of Jamaica’s Fair Trade Commission and senior vice president of the Jamaican Port Authority, looks forward to future deals. “The Chinese would distribute goods throughout the Caribbean. Any increase in business would benefit Jamaica as a logistic distribution hub,” he said. By the end of the forum, China added Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, and St. Lucia to its approved travel destinations, promising the region a bigger piece of the fast-growing Chinese tourist market. Caribbean governments had sought the approved status to boost a tourism industry hard hit by the September 11terror attacks in the United States.
In the Caribbean, only five countries still maintain relations with Taiwan — the Dominican Republic, Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. But China has commercial missions in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti, where in October China dispatched 95 police officers to join a U.N. peacekeeping force. It is Beijing’s first contribution to a U.N. mission in the Western Hemisphere.
Last year these where two of the previous complaints Jamaicans had with the Chinese. Their scavenger mentality. Along with serving people rat soup, cockroach laden foods and of course, recently, plastic rice.
Many people ASSume that Afrikan prisoners of European imperialist and colonial wars, were shipped to Jamaica. In fact Jamaica was a staging ground where rebellious Afrikans, became a problem for the slavers, so they sent them to Jamaica where they were physically, sexually and spiritually broken. Or that was the intent. Those they successful broke, were then shipped to amurdikkka to continue be mules of burden. It was from this narrative came the legend of Willie Lynch and his making a slave narrative.
Whether you believe Willie Lynch was real or not, focus on the method and not the name.
If we were to follow the bouncing ball, we would overstand that Haiti and Jamaica, while not the ONLY places that had revolution of enslaved Afrikans, they were two of the most successful AND the two, Unlike Brazil and Cuba, they STILL maintained a strong Afrikan presence and attitude. Even if many don’t realize it.
We all know about the Haitian revolution and the guerrilla tactics of the Maroons and the ass whippings both people gave to the French, English and Spanish invader settlers.
There has been a deliberate attempt to suppress the aspirations of the people since Nanny and them others rose u and smote the savages. From Paul Bogle and Sam Sharp all the way to Marcus Garvey and the early Rasta movement, before the one-love bullshit diluted their relevance.