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Latin America Fastest Growing Destination for Chinese FDI in 2013

On September 9th, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), in conjunction with several related agencies, released the 2013 Annual Statistical Bulletin of China’s Foreign Direct Investment. Findings from 2013 show rapid ...

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Chinese Media Take Note of LAC Economies in August

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 ...

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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 system that includes cooperative, comprehensive cooperative, strategic, and comprehensive strategic partnerships. But as indicated below, there are several exceptions to this framework. China refrains from […]

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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 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. Championed by the Peña Nieto administration, sweeping changes are expected to reverse declining oil and gas production, boost GPD, and open Mexico’s energy sector to […]

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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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