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Chinese EV Exports to Brazil Surge to Avoid New Tariffs

Brazilian imports of Chinese-made electric vehicles surged by almost 50% in the first quarter of 2024 compared to last year. BYD and other Chinese automakers are rushing to get their vehicles into the market ahead of new import duties that will ...

China’s New Investment Priorities in Latin America and the Caribbean

For much of the past year, there's been a lot of talk about China's new leaner, more focused Belt and Road Initiative that goes by the mantra "Smart and Beautiful." The problem is very few people actually know what it looks ...

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.

Wang Yi Wrapped Up LatAm-Caribbean Tour With Stops in Brazil and Jamaica

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi headed back home on Sunday after a ten-day tour of Africa and the Americas that ended in Jamaica, where he met with Prime Minister Andrews Holness. Before arriving in Kingston on Saturday, Wang was in Brazil, ...

Nearly a Third of All Brazilian Exports Went to China Last Year

Foreign Minister Wang Yi will arrive in Brazil next week at a time when China's trade with the South American country is booming.  New data reveals that Chinese demand for Brazilian oil, food, and other commodities has surged over the past two ...

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 ...

On Tour in Africa and Latin America-Caribbean: Analyzing Wang Yi’s First Foreign Visits of 2024

By Oyintarelado Moses Every year, the Chinese foreign minister launches China’s first foreign policy visit with a trip to Africa, but this year, the tour is slightly different. From January 13-22, Chinese foreign minister Wang ...

The BRICS Got Bigger in 2024 But Not as Big As Expected

Five new countries joined the BRICS bloc at the beginning of the year, marking a dramatic expansion for the fourteen-year old group. With the admission on January 1 of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Ethiopia, and Egypt, the loosely-formed group is now ...

Latin America’s Diplomacy: Balancing EU and China With Mercosur

By Alvaro Mendez and Chris Alden The negotiations for the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have spanned over two decades and are now facing renewed delays. This prolonged process is a crucial moment in Latin America's trade policy, especially as Brazilian ...

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 ...

Wang Yi Discusses Mideast Conflict on the Sidelines of UN Security Council Gathering in New York

China's top diplomat Wang Yi rallied support for Beijing's position on the war in the Middle East during separate talks with the foreign ministers from Brazil and Malaysia. Wang thanked Mauro Vieira for Brazil's support during China's presidency of the Security Council ...
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