41 minutes | Jan 10, 2021

Debt and Discontent? Chinese Loans in the Caribbean

In this episode I'll be chatting with Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente. He is a Lecturer at Leiden University in the Netherlands and studies China's relations in Latin America and the Caribbean. We chat about Chinese loan making in the Caribbean (with a particular focus on Jamaica) and the implications of the Belt and Road Initiative 一带一路 (BRI) for Caribbean development. This is a theme that we will return to again in later episodes of the podcast and the discussion here sets a great foundation.Ruben's Papers:Varieties of Capital and Predistribution: The Foundations of Chinese Infrastructural Investment in the CaribbeanMake development great again? Accumulation regimes, spaces of sovereign exception and the elite development paradigm of China's Belt and Road InitiativeOver Hills and Valleys Too: China's Belt and Road Initiative in the CaribbeanRuben's Email: r.gonzalez.vicente@hum.leidenuniv.nlIntro Music:Looking For China by Bunji Garlin Outro Music:Stage Gone Bad by Kes & Iwer George Follow me on Twitter: @rasheedguo 
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