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Argentina Will Not Join BRICS, Says Incoming Foreign Minister

Argentina will not join the China-led BRICS group when President-Elect Javier Milei takes office, the incoming foreign minister said, emphasizing the many possible shakeups to come under the new administration. “We will not join the BRICS,” said Diana Mondino, who is set ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Argentina’s President-Elect Javier Milei Begins Pivot Toward the U.S. And Away From Beijing

Argentina's president-elect Javier Milei met with U.S. officials in Washington as he begins to pivot toward the U.S. and away from Beijing. While campaigning, the radical libertarian said he would downgrade ties with China, which he called “an assassin.” (REUTERS) Chinese Foreign ...

China Sends Tough Love Message to Argentina’s President-Elect

The Chinese government is putting on a brave face in response to the election of Argentina's far-right president-elect Javier Milei who regularly denounced Beijing in the campaign and even compared China to a “murderer.” President Xi Jinping sent the usual congratulatory ...

Beijing Says Economic Ties Will Trump Argentina’s Election of ‘Anti-China’ Milei

China expressed assurance that close economic ties with Argentina will override threats by the country’s newly elected president to downgrade relations with Beijing. Questions about the future of the countries' traditionally strong bilateral relations are being raised after Monday’s landslide victory ...

Argentina’s Relations With China in Question as ‘Radical Populist’ Wins Presidential Election

China’s relations with Argentina are in question after right-wing “anti-communist” Javier Milei shook the country with an upset victory in Monday’s presidential election. While campaigning, Milei called China an “assassin" and said he would minimize or break off bilateral relations.

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Awkward Timing as Italy Withdraws from BRI

Italy has announced its formal withdrawal from the Belt and Road Initiative after joining the China-centered infrastructure and investment project in 2019.
The timing of the announcement that Rome won’t renew its BRI commitment is notable. It came only a day before the EU-China summit, which kicks off on Thursday. The summit will likely be more contentious than usual, with European leaders expected to push China on the treatment of EU firms amid discussions ...

Argentina Election Could Usher in Dramatic Change in China Ties

Argentina’s neck-and-neck presidential election this week will decide between two starkly different candidates with wildly opposing visions for the country’s relations with China. Centrist Sergio Massa faces libertarian Javier Milei in the presidential runoff on Sunday, with polls showing a virtual ...

Lithium Rush: The Risks and Rewards of a China-Led Commodity Boom for Latin America and the Caribbean’s Transition Materials

By Zara C. Albright At last week’s Belt and Road Forum, China announced the creation of the Green Investment and Finance Partnership (GIFP), part of the $100 billion in new financing for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), aimed at ...

Argentinian President Leans Into China Ties while Dissent Brews at Home

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández visited Shanghai ahead of the Belt and Road Forum. He met with Dilma Rousseff, the head of the BRICS-led New Development Bank, as well as leaders of several companies, including Huawei and several large infrastructure companies. Notable was a 

The Future of the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America

There's growing anxiety in the United States over China's expanding presence in the Latin America-Caribbean (LAC) region. Last week, a Congressional subcommittee held another breathless hearing that warned of the dangers of "Communism on our shores."

Q&A: African, Chinese and European Scientists Collaborating to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Kenya’s Smallholder Farms

A growing number of joint research projects between Chinese and African scientists on climate change is increasing collaboration, producing different data to help address challenges brought on by changing weather patterns. At the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Zhu ...
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