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China’s Special Representative for Latin America Wraps Up Five-Nation Tour

Qiu Xiaoqi, China's Special Representative for Latin America, completed a five-nation tour last week with stops in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia. Images via the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

High-level Chinese visits to Central and South America have become rare in recent years, so it was notable when Beijing’s special representative for the region embarked on a five-nation tour to MexicoPeruColombiaVenezuela, and Bolivia.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not release specific details about Qiu’s discussions, and it’s not clear if he was pursuing a specific agenda or if this was more of a relationship-building exercise.

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