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By Edition On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Filling the void: China’s expanding Caribbean presence

The Peace Ark sailed smoothly into Havana Harbor, floating past the aging brick Morro Cabana fortress under a luminous yellow sun. The Ark’s 416 crew members disembarked on a warm Friday afternoon in October 2011 More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

CARACAS, BEIJING - China is likely to extend an agreement providing crisis-stricken Venezuela with favorable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro’s government, according More...

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By Edition On Friday, February 16th, 2018

Curacao seeks Chinese lifeline for PdV-run refinery

WILLEMSTAD - More Venezuelan refugees than crude cargoes are coming ashore in Dutch-controlled Curacao these days, a symptom of the Opec country's economic and political maelstrom that has hobbled the island's More...

By Edition On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

China’s debt-ridden Guangdong Zhenrong taps private refiner for Curaçao project

WILLEMSTAD, BEIJING - China’s debt-ridden Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE) has asked a private refining group to join a multi-billion dollar investment in an aging Caribbean oil plant to shore up financing on the More...

By Edition On Monday, January 8th, 2018

The implications of the legal relationship of the Curaçao Government with Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Ltd. Part 1

WILLEMSTAD - The risks involved in an impetuous implementation of (in my opinion) an ill-conceived Memorandum of Understanding, followed by a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with the Chinese corporation Guangdong Zhenrong More...

By Edition On Thursday, January 4th, 2018

First cargo of alumina ships from Jamaica bauxite refinery under Chinese ownership

KINGSTON - The first cargo of alumina produced by the Alpart refinery under its new Chinese owners has been shipped from the island. The shipment, which totalled 35,000 tonnes, is destined for China. It is the More...

By Edition On Monday, December 11th, 2017

China’s opening up of oil market under scrutiny after deals sour

BEIJING/SINGAPORE – A Chinese industry body said it could review rules covering the import of crude by new entrants after a private refinery failed to secure financing for 1.5 million barrels of crude it bought, More...

By Edition On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Curaçao accepts help from the Netherlands in the search for new tenant refinery

WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - Curaçao is open for help from The Hague in the search for a tenant for the Isla refinery. A positive development, according to the Leiden professor Gert Oostindie, director of the Royal More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 20th, 2017

Guangdong Zhenrong Energy blacklisted in Beijing

WILLEMSTAD - Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE) is in financial trouble and is on the blacklist in Beijing. The Chinese government is probably taking over the company now. That may be too late for the operation of More...

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By Edition On Friday, November 17th, 2017

Commercial Consul and Vice Consul of China visit the CTB

WILLEMSTAD - Representatives of the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) and the Ministry of Economic Development were recently visited by the Commercial Consul of China, Ms. Ding Cuiyu and Vice Consul of China, Ms. Wang More...