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Wang Yi Wraps Diplomatic Blitz With South American Foreign Ministers

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi concluded a four-day diplomatic sprint with a trio of his counterparts from strategically vital countries in South America. All three foreign ministers from Bolivia, Argentina, and Peru were in Beijing for separate meetings with senior Chinese ...

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 ...

Argentina’s President Sounds a Lot More Pragmatic About China Than He Did Last Year

Argentina's President Javier Milei provided new clarity on his government's approach to managing ties with China, which were thrown into confusion when he came to power last year. Milei broke with his predecessors who fostered close, cordial ties with Beijing. That ...

Where Next for Argentina-China Relations?

By Javier Lewkowicz Argentina’s new president Milei has called for shake-ups to the country’s foreign policy, including less cosy ties with China. It won’t be so straightforward. Since taking power in December, the government ...

Scholars, Analysts Meet in Washington to Discuss China’s Influence in the Global South

Scholars and analysts from around the world gathered at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of The Atlantic Council think tank on Wednesday for a two-day conference focused on evaluating China's growing influence in Asia, Africa, the Americas and other developing regions. The ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Zimbabwe Agreement Could Signal China’s Return to African Rail

TransTech, a subsidiary of China Railway Group, reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) that could lead to a recapitalization of the country’s railway network.
Bloomberg reports that the agreement is currently limited to studying the project and producing a feasibility report by the end of June. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said: “It is our expectation that in the upcoming Forum for China and Africa taking place ...

Wang Yi Met With Argentina’s Foreign Minister in Yet Another Sign Ties Are Begining to Stabilize in the Milei Era

The foreign ministers from China and Argentina met briefly on Saturday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference for what seemed like a very ordinary bilateral gathering. Other than a pro forma read-out on Xinhua, neither the Chinese nor ...

China Fumes Over Messi, Cancels Argentina Friendly With Ivory Coast

Chinese authorities in the eastern city of Hangzhou are so upset with soccer superstar Lionel Messi that they've decided to cancel a match of his scheduled for next month. This follows the Argentinian forward's refusal to play during an exhibition match in Hong Kong last week, purportedly ...

Argentina and Ghana to Play a Friendly in Beijing Next Month

Argentina officially confirmed on Wednesday that it will play an international friendly against Ghana's Black Stars in Beijing on March 26th. China-Argentina relations have been wobbly since the recent election as president of China hawk Javier Milei, who withdrew the country ...

Report: Chinese Investment Trends in Latin America Reveal Priorities of the New, More Strategic BRI

China's investments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are undergoing a dramatic shift away from large-scale infrastructure projects towards more strategic sectors like critical minerals, telecommunications and renewable energy, according to the findings of a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Inter-American Dialogue.

China-Argentina Ties Teeter on Financial, Trade Concerns

Argentina is balancing a high-wire act in its relations with China — one of its largest trading partners and a crucial source of funding for Buenos Aires during its financial crisis. Both sides seem to be taking a practical approach to ...
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