A interesting perspective on China's geopolitical interests in the Southern Hemisphere emerged from Accra, Ghana today.
The author, Bright B. Simons is an executive at IMANI-Ghana, a think-tank voted the sixth-most influential in Africa this year by Foreign Policy Magazine. I've copy and pasted a few experts below in order to summarize the major premise of the article and get you interested.
Remember the opinions and views expressed below do not reflect those of this site or myself (the author/ webmaster). None the less, they are legitimate views and overall, the analysis of the geopolitics at play is one of the best I've read in months and is definitely worth your time.
Vice President Xi Jinping has been neck-deep in diplomatic intrigue in Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and Jamaica.
Vice Premier Hui Liangyu has been asked to ride on China's recent membership into the Inter-American Development Bank (IABD) to worm his way into the hearts of Ecuadorian, Argentinean, Barbadian and Bahamian opinion leaders with assurances of more funds to follow on the $350 million that sealed China's membership in the IABD.
Feb. 17, 2009. Xi arrived in Caracas Tuesday for an official visit to Venezuela. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
Click here if you would like to access Simons article from the Asia Times Online