by Marlon Madden (Barbados Today) United States (US) representative Mark Green has warned Barbados and other Caribbean countries that accepting investment opportunities from economic powerhouse China would come at a price.
He issued the warning on Thursday as he promised a deepening of security links between the US and the region to transform island economies.
Green’s advice came amidst rising tensions between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a Beijing invasion of Taiwan looms.
It also came against the background of Chinese investment and aid here. Almost completed is the multi-million-dollar Wyndham Grand Hotel at Sam Lord’s Castle project, which is being constructed by a Chinese firm with part funding from that nation; while Barbados is also looking to the East Asian nation for grant funding to redevelop the National Stadium.