Negotiations underway for the purchase of Chinese warplanes

A delegation of Argentine Air Force officers visited the National Air Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to continue evaluating the JF-17 Thunder fighter-bomber aircraft.

Argentina and China launched a technology study center

Daniel Filmus, Minister of Science and Technology of Argentina, and Wang Zhigang, Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), announced the launching of the China-Argentina Bi-National Center for the Study of Innovation and Technology Policies.

Fourteen Chinese companies to invest in Argentina

The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez visited China in February 2022, to meet with President Xi Jinping. The meeting led to a total of 14 Chinese companies signing contracts to invest in Argentina, outside of the Silk Road Agreement, and immediately deploying different economic development projects.

China-Argentina Friendship and Cooperation 2022 Competition

The China Public Diplomacy Association and the Embassy of China in Argentina launched the China-Argentina Friendship and Cooperation Year 2022 Video Contest, as part of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.

Alberto Fernandez met with representatives of the Zijin Mining Group

Argentina’s President, Alberto Fernández, met with representatives of the Chinese mining company Zijin Mining Group on March 22. The company is already constructing a lithium carbonate plant at the Tres Quebradas deposit, 170 kilometers east of Fiambalá, in the province of Catamarca, Argentina. The meeting was held to officially welcome both the representatives and the president of the mining company.

The Zijin Mining Company will invest 380 million to build a lithium plant in Argentina

Chinese mining company Zijin will invest US$380 million through its subsidiary Liex to build a lithium carbonate plant in the province of Catamarca (Argentina).

China may cede SDRs to Argentina

President Alberto Fernández’ visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in February 2022 brought with it a series of novelties regarding Argentina’s relations with the Asian country. The topics discussed included the signing of the Belt and Road initiative, which was not signed until March 15, despite the fact that the announcement was made in February.

China and Argentina celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations

February 19 this year marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Argentina and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Argentina was one of the first countries in the region to establish diplomatic relations with China, following the reinstatement of China’s legal seat at the United Nations. 

Argentina to send a military delegation to China for armaments

An Argentine military delegation will travel to the People’s Republic of China in March as part of a bilateral defense cooperation agreement which, among other issues, includes the purchase of Chinese fighter jets.

China’s support to Argentina over the Falkland Islands sparked conflict with the U.K.

Great Britain rejected the People’s Republic of China’s position on Argentina’s claim over the Falkland Islands. This alarmed the British government even more after diplomatic matters became one of the priorities of the agreement signed by Alberto Fernández and Xi Jinping.

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