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Peru’s Pivot to China is a Major Setback for the United States

There was a brief moment earlier this year when it looked like the United States was going to succeed in its effort to put some distance between Peru and China. U.S. diplomats had lobbied hard behind the scenes to get the Peruvian government to reassess the ...

Peru Moves to Resolve Port Dispute Ahead of President’s Meeting With Xi Jinping

The Peruvian government formally withdrew its legal petition to block Chinese shipping giant Cosco from having exclusive rights to operate the new Chancay "mega port" that's near completion. The move marks a sharp reversal from its position in March when it ...

China’s Xi Hails Brazil Ties as VP Alckmin Visits Beijing

Xi Jinping hailed China's friendship with Brazil on Friday, telling visiting Vice President Geraldo Alckmin that their ties "go far beyond the scope of bilateral relations." Beijing is the South American country's top trading partner, exceeding $180 billion in each-way trade ...

What’s Driving the Surge in Brazil’s Business Ties With China

BYD announced that it opened its 100th dealership in Brazil, highlighting the South American country's growing importance to the Chinese electric vehicle giant. The story is similar across the board in tech, agriculture, and natural resources, among other sectors.

Chile Steel Plant Reopens as Tariffs Imposed on Chinese Imports

Chile's biggest steel plant has resumed activities after the government imposed a temporary tariff on Chinese imports. The Huachipato plant, which provides 2,700 direct jobs and some 20,000 indirect ones, announced a month ago it was winding down, unable to compete ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

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 ...
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