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Corruption Documentary Rocks China-Guyana Relations

Guyana’s ruling party faces controversy following a documentary by the U.S. media outlet VICE alleging that Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo took bribes from a Chinese businessman. President Irfaan Ali rejected calls by opposition parties in the South American country calling for Jagdeo’s resignation. 

China’s ambassador to Guyana, Guo Haiyan, said the program is an attempt to smear relations between Beijing and Georgetown. She emphasized that trade between the two countries has hit historical highs due to the development of Guyana’s oil and gas industry.

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