Barbados PM hits back at the BBC over China questions
BBC reporter: Caribbean is America’s backyard... But why has Barbados been so ingratiated with China? Are you swapping from one superpower to another?
Here’s how the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley hit back:
Barbados PM: We don’t call ourselves America’s backyard. We established relations with China 44 years ago, and China has investment across the world.
“For you to focus on Caribbean or Africa with China, without recognizing the role China is playing in Europe or in other North Atlantic countries, is a bit disingenuous, and really reflects more that we are being seen as pawns, regrettably, rather than countries with equal capacity to determine our destiny.” Mottley told the BBC.