Skip to comments.Conservatives in Dominican Republic Fear Becoming ‘Hostage’ to China’s Belt and Road
Posted on 02/01/2020 7:30:24 PM PST by daniel1212
A senior leader of one of the Dominican Republics most prominent conservative political parties told Breitbart News he is concerned the island nation, just a little over 200 miles from the United States, could become a hostage in Chinas growing bid for hegemony...
Chinese Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Zhang Run...is openly advocating for the country to open a public bidding war for the development of the Manzanillo Port, rather than sign an agreement with U.S. developers that would keep Chinas Belt and Road workers out of the area...
Zhang also said that China had offered Santo Domingo a $600 million credit line to rebuild its increasingly faulty electric grid..
the vice president of the National Progressive Force a socially conservative, pro-U.S., small government party Pelegrín Castillo said..in addition to hosting a great port, it [is home to] several critical infrastructure establishments (shipyards, energy sector, industrial and commercial sector, and human settlements) valuable for the development of the Republic.
It also has strategic value for [national] security given its location.
The Dominican Republic established diplomatic relations with China in April 2018, after 70 years of friendly ties with Taiwan
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Its one thing to default on bonds to Western investors, but it sounds more like dealing with the Mafia for a country to take development loans from the Chicoms.
DR hosts thousands of U.S. Illegals and is basically an island-Cartel shipping us illegal drugs.