Huawei Cloud boosts technology cooperation with Latin America at COMPASS Summit
The Huawei Cloud COMPASS Summit for Latin America, held in Shenzhen, China, brought together representatives from various Latin American countries and industries to explore cooperation opportunities in cloud technology. The event showcased Huawei Cloud’s internet solutions tailored for the Latin American market, including sectors such as media and entertainment, e-commerce, fintech, and online education.
Chinese company Sinohydro under scrutiny for bribe payments in Latin American projects
The Chinese company Sinohydro is currently under investigation for alleged corruption in Ecuador, specifically related to the Coca Codo Sinclair project. It has been discovered that the company made bribe payments totaling US$76 million, which were subsequently deposited in accounts in Panama and distributed among various individuals, Ecuadorian companies, and foreign companies in tax havens.
China-Latin America trade growth: opportunities and challenges for the region
Latin America and the Caribbean have emerged as a key destination for Chinese investment abroad, with over 3,000 Chinese companies currently operating in the region. According to the China-CELAC Private Sector Forum, bilateral trade between China and the region witnessed a significant 7.7% growth in 2022, reaching a total of US$485.7 billion.
Record trade between China and Latin America reveals economic challenges for the region
The economic relationship between China and Latin America is undergoing significant changes, according to a report from the Center for Global Development Policy at Boston University. Latin American governments are strengthening ties with China through trade agreements, supply chain investments, and financing projects. Although trade between the two regions has reached record levels, Latin America faces a significant trade deficit with China, posing an economic challenge for the region.
Chinese infrastructure projects in Latin America face challenges and criticism
The relationship between China and Latin America has evolved from a focus on raw materials to integration in logistics and value chains. However, infrastructure projects led by China in the region have faced difficulties and challenges, including labor, environmental, and quality issues. Despite this, most Chinese companies have managed to overcome these obstacles and continue to participate in investment transactions and infrastructure projects.