Colombia’s Agriculture Minister Aims to Forge Closer Ties for Agricultural Products with China

Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Jhenifer Mojica, visited China to strengthen trade relations and diversify the destinations for Colombian agricultural and agro-industrial exports. Currently, 66% of exports in this sector are concentrated in the United States and Europe. The minister emphasized the importance of enhancing trade and diplomatic relations with Asia.

New Chinese Ambassador to Colombia: A strengthened link

On August 28th, Mr. Zhu Jingyang arrived in Bogot谩, D.C. as the newly appointed Chinese ambassador to Colombia, marking the return of a high-ranking representative from the Asian country to Colombia after more than five months of interim leadership. The former ambassador, Lan Hu, bid farewell on March 24th in an event at the Chinese embassy in Bogot谩 and now serves as the Chinese ambassador to Venezuela.

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China-Colombia Relations: China seeks to strengthen collaboration with Latin American country

As reported in the article by Sabinna Nicholls, China’s presence in Latin America’s economy has grown significantly in recent decades, with the country emerging as a major player. In just one year, China’s direct investment in Colombia tripled, going from USD $84 million in 2021 to USD $266 million by the end of 2022, as reported by the Banco de la Rep煤blica de Colombia (BRC).

Colombia could be affected by the new dynamics of the trade war between China and the U.S.

The United States and China announce trade measures that could impact global supply chains and have repercussions on the configuration of the world economy, including Colombia. Tensions between these countries have escalated with economic sanctions and retaliatory trade measures between them.

Thirty Chinese migrants rescued in their attempt to cross from Colombia to Panama

On July 4th, the Colombian Navy rescued 30 Chinese migrants, 4 women, and 26 men near Cabo Tibur贸n in the department of Choc贸. This happened as they were attempting to cross into Panama. The suspicious vessel was intercepted by Colombian authorities in the Gulf of Urab谩. The Chinese citizens were placed under the custody of the Migration Colombia office.

Bogot谩 Metro: Chinese consortium argues unconsidered variables and will appeal the penalty

The Chinese consortium responsible for the construction of the first line of the Bogot谩 Metro has announced that it will appeal the penalty imposed by the district, which amounts to 812 million pesos due to delays in the delivery of detailed designs.

Chinese companies express interest in investing more in Colombia

The largest Chinese companies operating in Colombia have expressed their keen interest in increasing their investments in the country. During a meeting in Bogota with representatives from various ministries and government entities, discussions revolved around the potential for Chinese companies to contribute to the peace-building efforts in areas affected by the armed conflict in Colombia.

Suspension of mining operations in Buritic谩 following an attack

Mining company Zijin-Continental Gold, based in Buritic谩, Antioquia, was the target of an attack with a car bomb that tragically resulted in the loss of two lives and left several injured, including security personnel and employees of the mining company.

Progress of the Bogota Metro is threatened by the Chinese concessionaire’s non-compliance

The Bogot谩 Metro Company has initiated a sanctioning process against the Chinese licensee of the Metro L铆nea 1 due to their failure to respond to the observations made by the project’s oversight entity. So far, only 41% of the required 315 deliverables have received approval from the oversight entity.

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