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Chinese Embassy Denounces U.S. General’s Remarks on Chinese Space Exploration Station in Argentina

The Chinese Embassy in Argentina strongly condemned a U.S. general’s remarks on a Chinese space exploration station in the country. Following Javier Milei's election as president of Argentina in December, the Chinese-built space exploration station in the Andes Mountains has become ...

Ecuador’s New Free Trade Pact With China Provokes Lots of Excitement and Even More Questions

By Chris Alden and Alvaro Mendez The ongoing political crisis in Ecuador, which saw President Guillermo Lasso dissolve the National Assembly and trigger an election, came against the backdrop of the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. This ...

Lula’s Victory Expected to Boost China-Brazil Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping was quick to send his congratulations on Monday to Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on his re-election as president of Brazil. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing was equally enthusiastic about Lula's return to power, with spokesman Zhao Lijian telling reporters that China ...

Undercutting the Amazon? Deregulation in the Wake of South America’s Chinese Investment Boom

By Rebecca Ray As Brazilians head to the polls at the end of this month for a presidential runoff between current President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, one of the many issues on the table is ...

New Perspectives on China’s Engagement in the Americas

By Margaret Myers, The Inter-American Dialogue’s Asia and Latin America Program looks forward to partnering with The China Global South Project to share key insights from our analysis on China’s evolving relationship with the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. For over ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

Is South America Becoming China's "New Africa?"

At first glance, China's engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) looks a lot like what it's doing in Africa. Just as China surpassed Europe as Africa's largest trading partner, China has similarly overtaken the U.S. as LAC's largest export market. While China's ...

China/Africa vs. China/South America

China's engagement in Africa is often seen by many observers in a vacuum without a broader understanding of how the relationship compares to Beijing's strategy in other regions of the world. South America, in particular, provides an interesting contrast for how China's engagement is ...