Uruguay’s Distress Message Reveals Evidence of Forced Labor in the Chinese Fishing Fleet
At the end of June this year, a woman on the beach in Maldonado (Piriápolis – Uruguay) found a bottle with a message written in Chinese, ending with ‘S.O.S.’, indicating a call for help. The Piriápolis City Prefecture initiated an investigation and deciphered the message, revealing that it came from a crew member of the Chinese vessel Lu Qing Yuan Yu 765, which had been trapped by its company.
Uruguay and China agree on protocols for export of new products
Uruguay has successfully concluded a three-protocol agreement with China, as announced by Fernando Mattos, the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries (MGAP). The agreement encompasses the export of live aquatic animals, sport horses, and lemons, along with an intensified cooperation between both countries.
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Uruguay-China relations
On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Uruguay and the People’s Republic of China, as well as the 37th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce, an event was held where former President Julio María Sanguinetti and former Foreign Minister Enrique Iglesias delivered a talk on the historical importance of this event.
Uruguay and China sign a memorandum to increase investment and economic cooperation
The Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced through a statement that Uruguay and China have signed a memorandum to increase investments and economic cooperation between the two countries, while parallel negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) continue.
Uruguayan foreign minister meets with Chinese authorities to promote trade agreement
Uruguay’s Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo, is scheduled to travel to China next week for a series of meetings with Chinese authorities aimed at initiating negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Bustillo will hold discussions with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and Wang Shouwen, the Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy Representative for International Trade Negotiations of China.
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma considers investing in Uruguay’s meat sector
The founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, made a three-day private visit to the Solís Meatpacking Plant in Lavalleja, Uruguay, according to business sources confirmed by El Observador. Although he did not engage with national authorities, a commercial secretary from the Chinese embassy in Uruguay reportedly accompanied the billionaire.