Hong Kong Nicaragua Development Investment Company HKND will begin work on a fit-for-purpose 280km long canal connecting the Pacific Ocean & Caribbean Sea.
The Guardian: Nicaragua – new Central-American canal built by China
On the plus side this would curtail USA business & military hegemony, and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using much larger container-ships. On the minus side what impact will this have on Lake Nicaragua and local biodiversity? No hard scientific data yet, as the various reports are not released. Thoughts anyone?
Another project that will definitely have some environmental impacts Mike. Back to economic growth taking priority over environment, something we can hardly fight against. However, we should follow that one too very closely.
Given the remarkable quality of the Chinese to see far ahead into the future: it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if China decided to invade the US at some point, and used their new canal as a stepping off place 🙁
The Chinese have already gained a very firm footing in Africa and S. America. So you may be right Mike.
Yes Ven, I’ve seen a lot of Chinese prawn farms or agricultural experimental stations in Africa and South & Central America. Quiet, mainly innocuous, but a definite foothold. I recall that China bought up all the cement and steel from around the world (they were building a new city a month). The Yankees try to occupy more sneakily ~ Fulbright scholars for instance. Cause trouble and then pretend it was nothing to do with them. Strange world we currently live in.
Oh Yes, they are also in the Cook Islands as they want our fish. We are one of the last countries with a few fish remaining. The Chinese built a sports stadium at Rarotonga, and then when they were criticised for not helping the Outer Islands, provided a few dozen mini-laptops for the schools (probably cost about $5 each to make). You can imagine how folk felt when we read of the tuna that sold for nearly $2 million in Tokyo fishmarket???
My thoughts were about invasive species Mike. It applies to people also.
Yes Ven, I understood 🙂
Have a Merry Xmas Mike.
Thank you Ven, I wish you good hols too, Mike
A bit more of the story, makes a lot of sense.