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Story Publication logo January 30, 2013

Suriname: China's New American Outpost


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Suriname, with its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of...

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Rainforest crowds the perimeter of a gravel quarry run by China Dalian International. Image by James Whitlow Delano. Suriname, 2012.

As part of its program of global expansion, China has established a foothold in the South American county of Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana). A substantial proportion of the country's population is now of Chinese nationality, and there are major implications for the country's economy, social stability and rainforest environment – and of course the wider region. The award-winning photojournalist James Whitlow Delano has recently visited the country and produced the following report. Please follow the links below to view the multimedia footage and visit the photo gallery.

View the three-part multimedia series from The Quarterly Review.

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