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China Ramps Up LatAm Diplomacy Weeks Before U.S. Summit

Wang Jialei is China's consul general in Bolivia's commercial center of Santa Cruz del Sierra. He noted Wang Yi's conversation with the foreign ministers from Uruguay, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

With the U.S. Summit of the Americas set to get underway in Los Angeles in two weeks, China appears to be stepping up its own diplomacy in Latin America. Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday held talks with his counterparts from Uruguay, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

Specific details of the meeting were not available but based on the coverage from Chinese state media it appears that the U.S. was very much on Wang’s mind during the call when they said he “expressed opposition to some countries’ stubborn Cold War mindset.”

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