Chile, China take new steps for free trade

Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May.

China state firms eye land around Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority will officially open a tender to develop about 1,200 hectares of land - roughly the size of 1,200 football fields - around the waterway by the end of this year into a logistics park

Trump y la ofensiva de China en Latinoamérica

Una de las cosas importantes que pasaron casi inadvertidas en el calor de las elecciones de Estados Unidos en el año que termina es la nueva ofensiva de China para aumentar su presencia en América Latina.

The China mirage in Latin America

China would be interested in investing in Latin American oil and energy sectors, while Latin America could invest in innovative technology and foreign direct investment.

Chile eyes tourism market in China

“We sincerely invite Chinese tourists to visit Chile,” said Javiera Montes, undersecretary of Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism in Chile.

Latin America and China: A golden opportunity

China’s president ventures into Donald Trump’s backyard. China’s aims in the region are expansive. In 2015 it signed a slew of agreements with Latin American countries promising to double bilateral trade

Mercosur/China trade agreement

Macri and Vazquez agree that the trade approach to China should be done from Mercosur. Vazquez underlined the very generous attitude of Macri and thanked Argentina for having such consideration.

Latam between the eagle and the dragon

Is China striving for political influence in Latin America or just trading? The answer is essential to deciphering the intentions behind the historic expansion of the Middle Kingdom’s economic relations with Latin America

Venezuela’s friends in Beijing worried

The government of Nicolás Maduro has made some last-ditch efforts to cut costs and pay off debts. As it has for over a decade now, Venezuela is looking to China for much-needed financial assistance.

Ecuador traditional “Toquilla” straw hats in China

Though known throughout the world as Panama hats, toquillas are originally from Ecuador, as UNESCO recognized in 2012 when it declared the weaving of the straw fabric from the Andean toquilla plant an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Chinese company to invest in bolivian airport

Bolivia’s government has hired China’s Beijin Urban Construction Group to expand the Viru Viru International Airport in the eastern city Santa Cruz and make it a regional hub for passenger and cargo flights.