Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Education, Management Science and Economics

Chinese Subsidies in Economic Development: the Case of the Jamaica Logistics Hub

Authors
Kimberly Chin
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Kimberly Chin
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.5How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Economic growth, Foreign subsidies, Environmental policy, International legislation, Employment for Skilled and Unskilled Workers
Abstract
This paper focuses on the impact Chinese investment will have on the proposed logistics hub and its impending economic development for Jamaica. There is uneasiness about the discloser of government's negotiation proceedings with China Engineering Harbour Company (CHEC), the company selected to undertake the development project. The main concerns are environmental risk and guarantee of economic advantage. Chinese environmental and social sustainability standards are not comparatively reconciled with those of the World Bank, the governing body of such standards in the western hemisphere. The paper indicates actions the government should take to safeguard itself from reliving past experiences where promised economic development through foreign subsidiaries proved more advantageous to the foreign investors than the economy. It also proposes and unbiased outline of upgrading Chinese investment projects to reconcile its environment and social standards with those of the western hemisphere (The World Bank)
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Proceedings
2016 International Conference on Education, Management Science and Economics
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-275-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.5How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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