China, Nicaragua and the Canal

The two countries that stand to gain the most from a Nicaragua canal are of course Nicaragua and China, which uses su...

The two countries that stand to gain the most from a Nicaragua canal are of course Nicaragua and China, which uses supertankers to transport much of its natural resource purchases, so it is no surprise they have teamed up in the hope of taking the project to the finish line. However, the economics don't make much sense and there are plenty of obstacles standing in the way. If the allegations about interference in the judicial process by a Chinese judge at the ICJ regarding the__allocation of__7,500 square kilometers of sea to Nicaragua in a dispute with Colombia__are true, it is a reminder of how China does business and is shaping the way global business is done to suit its needs and desires.

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