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Chinese state World time on Wednesday celebrated the inauguration of left-wing dictator Daniel Ortega – who is entering his fourth term as President of Nicaragua after a rigged election denounced by Democratic activists around the world and the Organization of American States – as a great victory for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

the World time touted Xi Jinping’s support of China for dictator Ortega and collapsed over the latter’s questionable “re-election” as a sign of global political realignment, as Beijing’s influence extends deep into “the Latin American “backyard” of the United States.

Chinese Communists were elated to see Nicaragua sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan and embrace Beijing instead – the “right choice in line with current trends,” Chinese “experts” say – but the real price has been membership. d’Ortega at the BRI during a meeting with the Chinese. special envoy Cao Jianming before his inauguration ceremony.

According to Chinese state media, Ortega told Cao that he “fully supports and is ready to join the Belt and Road Initiative and the Global Development Initiative to build a better future for bilateral relations. China-Nicaragua.

Cao Jianming at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 9, 2018 (GREG BAKER / AFP via Getty Images)

the Global Development Initiative (GDI) is China’s effort to use the pandemic it has unleashed around the world as leverage to expand its economic influence. The GDI is also an effort of China, the the world’s worst polluter, to co-opt the movement against climate change, turning it into a campaign to sell “green energy” products that have just been made by China.


Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, pictured in 2018, has been in power since 2007 but is accused of authoritarianism. (AFP)

In the World time ‘ geopolitical fantasia, Latin America only has problems with poverty because the United States has mastered it to maintain its planetary “hegemony” and prevent countries like Nicaragua from developing healthy relationships with their friends and benefactors of the United States. Chinese Communist Party.

In reality, as the long, triumphalist editorial blows almost half the way, China is furious with countries in Latin America for supporting Taiwan and heeding America’s outright warnings on security concerns. with Chinese IT and telecommunications equipment:

For geopolitical concerns, the United States not only prevented countries in the region from establishing diplomatic relations with the PRC [People’s Republic of China], has spared no effort to prevent countries from making the right choices and set limits to prevent Chinese companies from doing business in the region, Pan said.

For example, U.S. officials have reportedly pressured Latin American countries to replicate Washington’s decision to exclude Huawei from its 5G networks, raising concerns about China’s alleged “spy activity”.

“With the stable political situation in Nicaragua, cooperation projects especially under the BRI, probably on infrastructure and telecommunications, will soon bring benefits to local residents, analysts said, noting that the cooperation contrasts sharply with the latest US and EU sanctions against Nicaragua, “the World time anticipated.

Most of the Chinese Communist editorial was devoted to celebrating China’s partnership with Nicaragua as a fatal blow to the 20th century model of using diplomatic and economic pressure to promote human rights and improve lives. citizens living under authoritarian regimes.

the World time was elated with glee at the prospect of Beijing support helping Ortega deflect US sanctions against Nicaraguan officials for their role in “regime-orchestrated fraudulent national elections in November,” as the US Department of the Treasury put it on Monday.

“The Ortega-Murillo regime continues to subjugate democracy by organizing mock elections, silencing the peaceful opposition and holding hundreds of people as political prisoners. The United States and our partners send a clear message to President Ortega, Vice President Murillo and their families: We continue to stand with the Nicaraguan people in their calls for the immediate release of these political prisoners and for a return. to democracy, ”Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson said.

China offers a competing vision of a 21st century world order in which tyrants can do whatever it takes to maintain power – up to committing genocide and forcing restless minorities into slavery, such as China makes – without a word of protest from Beijing. It’s hardly surprising that thugs like Ortega prefer China’s power axis to the demands of Western civilization, which frowns on “winning the election” by throwing all other candidates in jail.


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