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Growing Chinese Presence Challenges Taiwan’s Influence

In June, Nicaragua’s Congress approved a concession for the construction of a new transoceanic canal that will be financed by Chinese businessman Wang Jing and his firm, HKND. The project ...

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Charting China’s Diplomatic Ties: An Infographic from Global Times

The following infographic by Global Times, which was brought to our attention by CFR’s Elizabeth Economy, details China’s complex and multi-layered matrix of diplomatic partnerships. Generally speaking, China maintains a four-tiered classification ...

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Chinese Firms Respond to Mexico’s Energy Reform

In the wake of constitutional reforms ratified in December 2013, Mexico’s government this month approved supporting secondary legislation that will provide additional direction and momentum for the country’s energy reforms. ...

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Empresas chinas responden a la Reforma Energética mexicana

Tras una reforma constitucional ratificada en diciembre de 2013, el gobierno de México este mes aprobó la legislación secundaria que impulsará las reformas energéticas del país. Se espera que los cambios radicales efecutados por la administración de Enrique Peña Nieto reviertan la disminución en la producción de petróleo y gas, aumenten el PIB nacional, y […]

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Chinese Media Highlight Complementarity and Competition on Xi Visit

The Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America program is pleased to provide monthly reports on China’s media coverage of Latin America. Though still relatively limited, Chinese media reporting on Latin America has expanded in recent years. Coverage generally highlights economic opportunities in the region, high-level visits, and security and other challenges evident in certain Latin […]

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New Approaches for Chinese Miners in Peru

While the practices of Chinese firms continue to attract criticism in many cases, a new study by American University and the World Resources Institute suggests gradual adaptation and improvement in environmental and social practices among Chinese mining companies in Peru. The study examined the operations of Shougang Corporation in Marcona, Minería Chinalco in Toromocho, and […]

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Xi’s Latin America Tour: An Overview from ifeng.com

In the infographic below, Chinese news outlet, ifeng.com (凤凰网), provides a helpful overview of the highlights of president Xi Jinping’s July 2014 visit to Latin America, from the establishment of a BRICS development bank to a series of bilateral agreements. Xi’s achievements (成果), as identified in the graphic, are outlined in the translation below. 来自 […]

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Chinese Automakers in Latin America Shift into High Gear

China represents the world’s largest auto market, and in 2009 surpassed Japan to become the world’s leading auto producer. Although only 4 percent of Chinese cars are exported, trade in automotive products has grown rapidly. Exports of vehicles and auto parts grew by more than 500 percent between 1990 and 2000, and the value of […]

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