The Open Veins of Guyana

Guyana is stuck in the middle of a Sino-centric game of chess — recently the nation of around 800,000 people trimmed diplomatic relations with Taiwan after threats from Beijing. This is nothing new in the 21st-century proxy war between both China and Taiwan; it has become a diplomatic game of chess with the Chinese government looking to assert more power over its much smaller neighbour, wherever it can. Guyana, as a result of the Taiwan…