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Dragon in the Caribbean

Dragon in the Caribbean

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China’s Global Re-Dimensioning – Challenges and Opportunities for the Caribbean – Revised & Updated

An overview is given of China’s changing position and rise in power in the global landscape as well as its growing economic and political presence in the Caribbean.

By: Richard L. Bernal

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Product Description

Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, China’s economic relationship with the countries of the Caribbean has grown significantly. While most of the burgeoning literature on China’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean focus primarily on Latin America, Dragon in the Caribbean is arguably the first book to examine China’s relationship with the Caribbean.

An overview is given of China’s changing position and rise in power in the global landscape as well as its growing economic and political presence in the Caribbean. The nature, extent and character of this development is then examined and analysed by reviewing development assistance, trade and foreign investment in the Caribbean. Bernal then outlines some of the considerations and motivations of China and the countries of the Caribbean for deepening their relationship and discusses the challenges and opportunities for the Caribbean that this relationship presents in the immediate future.

The material is enhanced by an extensive table detailing year-by-year and country-by-country visits, agreements and projects grounding the economic, trade and technological cooperation between CARICOM countries and China.

Heavily referenced from books, international and regional newspaper and journal articles as well as online resources, Dragon in the Caribbean adds significantly to the understanding and appreciation of the policymaking powers at play in the relationship between the Caribbean and China. 

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-925-4

Page Count:

354

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

November 2016

About The Author

Ambassador Dr Richard L. Bernal is Pro-Vice Chancellor, Global Affairs at the University of the West Indies. A former Jamaican Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the OAS, Amb. Bernal was previously the Director-General of the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery, former lead negotiator for CARICOM and former Executive Director for the Caribbean at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Contents

Foreword by Sir Alister McIntyre

Acknoweldgements

Introduction

  1. China’s Global Re-Dimensioning
  2. China’s Expanded Relations with the Caribbean
  3. Factors Explaining the Expanded China-Caribbean Relationship
  4. Opportunities and Challenges

Epilogue

Appendix –     Economic, Trade and Technologucal Cooperation between CARICOM and China by Country, Year, Agreements and Projects

Notes

Bibliography

Reviews

Comprehensive in scope, lucidly written and thoroughly researched. It is essential reading on a topic of vital importance to the Caribbean.

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles
Vice Chancellor
University of the West Indies