March 02, 2009

China and Guinea-Bissau: Honeymoon Over?

President Vieira of Guinea-Bissau has been assassinated and the country is once again torn between rivals. Beijing has spent million$ in the past few years in an effort to secure fishing and perhaps someday mineral rights in Guinea-Bissau but most importantly diplomatic recognition won back from Taipei. Here's a good backgrounder by a CSIS student on this obscure but fascinating relationship...

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