China announced the new “Disaster Relief Fund for Caribbean countries”

An e-summit was held on Friday, April 29, 2022, where China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the establishment of a “Disaster Relief Fund for Caribbean countries”. Diplomatic representatives from the following nine nations attended the online meeting: Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.

Chinese solar energy company to increase its commercial relations with Latin America

Chinese company Ginlong Technologies (Solis) announced that in 2022, it will expand its presence in Latin America by opening offices in Argentina, Chile, Peru, and the Dominican Republic as new markets for its clean energy generation products.

Chinese trade sets its sights on Latin America and the Caribbean

A study conducted by researchers at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile reveals that China’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean are becoming increasingly closer. The study highlights that in recent decades investments made by the Asian country in the region have increased from $7 billion to $64 billion and that in the next few years.

Argentina, Colombia, and Cuba participated in the 8th China International Import Expo.

The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is an annual event held in the People’s Republic of China to enable traders from all over the world to promote their products in order to establish trade in the Asian’s country’s market. The eighth version of the Expo took place in Shanghai, on November 5 – 10 this year.

XIV China – Latin America and the Caribbean Business Summit

The annual XIV China-Latin America and the Caribbean Business Summit, first held in 2007, was held this year on November 16 and 17, in the city of Chongqing. The Summit connected Chinese and Latin American businesspeople in a context of economic cooperation.

Xi Jinping attends the Economic Leaders’ Meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC)

The Forum’s 28th Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held on November 12, with the online presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The President’s speech was based on five main points, all of which directly involved the Latin American countries that are part of the Forum.

III China – CELAC Political Parties Forum held in Beijing

The III China-CELAC Political Parties Forum was held in Beijing from November 30 to December 1 of 2021 to promote the exchange of political networks between China and Latin America, focusing on joining the efforts of political parties to build the China-CELAC shared future community.

China Development Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean

The China Development Bank is a public financial institution that provides financing for infrastructure and energy development projects both within China and around the world. Nevertheless, the activities of this financial entity have been criticized by some social and environmental movements.

Paraguay, Guatemala, and Honduras congratulate Taiwan on its 110th anniversary

The Republic of China (Taiwan) celebrated its 110th anniversary on October 10 —a date known as the Double Ten Festival— with some Latin American countries sending their congratulations as part of the commemoration.

Overfishing in the South American Pacific: A threat to endangered species

According to estimates by the international non-profit environmental organization, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a fleet of over 300 Chinese-flagged vessels transits the Pacific Ocean each year, fishing for marine species for consumption in the Asian market.

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