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Ecuador to Impose Visas for Chinese Tourists Amid Influx

Ecuador said Tuesday it would soon begin temporarily requiring visas for Chinese citizens after it noted a "worrying increase" in the number who overstay their authorized time in the country. Starting July 1, Quito will suspend the bilateral agreement that had ...

Chinese ‘Underground Bankers’ Launder Sinaloa Drug Money: U.S.

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday accused Chinese "underground bankers" of helping Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel launder more than $50 million in drug trafficking proceeds. An indictment unsealed in California charged 24 defendants with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine and money ...

Mexico Aims to Be Big Economic Winner From U.S.-China Tensions

By Daniel Rook Sparks fly as a laser slices through metal in a factory in Mexico, which is preparing for a wave of foreign investment thanks to heightened tensions between the United States and China. ...

Biden’s Sanctions on Chinese EVs Highlights Stark Divide Between U.S. and Global South

While the U.S. government moved aggressively on Tuesday to install massive new barriers intended to prevent Chinese electric vehicles from entering its market, Mexico, coincidentally on the same day, went entirely in the opposite direction — welcoming the launch of EV giant BYD's first-ever mid-size hybrid pick-up ...

Cheap Chinese Steel Threatens Jobs in Latin America

By Paulina Abramovich Latin American metal workers are clamoring for higher import tariffs as cheap Chinese steel floods the region, threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs linked to the industry. Last year, the region imported ...

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 EV Brands Want to Dominate Global South Auto Markets

Enthusiasm for electric vehicles is waning in both the U.S. and China, but that is definitely not the case in other parts of the world where EV adoption rates are steadily rising. In fact, at the Bangkok Motor Show this week, ...

Sure Looks Like Chinese Companies Are Using Mexico as a Backdoor to the U.S. Market to Avoid Tariffs

New data tracking the number of cargo containers traveling from China to Mexico fuels suspicions that Chinese exporters are sidestepping U.S. sanctions by shipping goods to the Central American country, which are then brought over the border tariff-free. Chinese exports to ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Plans to Introduce Legislation to Sharply Boost Tariffs on Chinese Vehicle Imports

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said he plans to introduce legislation to extend the current tariffs on Chinese cars to those made in other countries, namely Mexico. "America’s existing tariffs, once effective, are now insufficient to counter China’s newest strategies," Rubio said. (AUTOMOTIVE NEWS)

Letting Some Get Wealthy First

By Felix Brender 王哲謙 This week, the Communist Party set a rather ambitious GDP growth target of 5%, doubling down on China’s growth narrative and development success story without qualifications. At the same time, CNN and Al Jazeera are reporting on PRC citizens ...

Chinese EV Giant BYD May Never Sell a Car in the U.S., but It Will Everywhere Else

The Chinese government accused the United States of engaging in "classic protectionism" in response to Washington's drive to ensure Chinese-made EVs stay out of its market. There's mounting concern among U.S. lawmakers that China is going to use Mexico as a ...
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