Caught in the middle of Venezuela’s politics, China mulls options

Chinese diplomats in Caracas are working day and night to help Beijing determine how best to deal with Juan Guaido, the self-declared leader of Venezuela who may not favor continuing the oil-for-loans deals that have underpinned China’s relations with Venezuela for years.
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido (left) and President Nicolas Maduro (right). Photo: AFP
China, which has invested US$50 billion dollars through oil-for-loan agreements in Venezuela over the past decade, reports the South China Morning Post.
“At the top of everyone’s mind [at the Chinese embassy and in Beijing] was the degree to which goodwill should be shown to and accepted from Guaido,” a person who had been briefed about one such conference call – and was not authorized to talk to the

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Jacks or better to open

What will happen today in Venezuela?