Honduras Appoints Its First Ambassador to China
Honduras’ President, Xiomara Castro, officially appointed Salvador Moncada as the first Honduran Ambassador to China, marking a historic milestone following the establishment of diplomatic relations with China and the severance of ties with Taiwan in March. Moncada, a 78-year-old Honduran scientist with British citizenship, is renowned for his significant contributions in the field of cardiac treatments developed in laboratories in London. Following his appointment, Moncada noted that various initiatives are already being explored with China in areas ranging from infrastructure to science and technology, with a special emphasis on ongoing negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement.
After extensive negotiations, the FTA between Ecuador and the People’s Republic of China is almost concluded.
The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso proclamed the trade agreement with China is concluded. He argueshat the country’s industrial sectors under consideration included a guarantee of employment in the manufacturing industry.
Chinese mining consortium enters into $480 million dispute against Ecuadorian government
In 2018, shortly after production began at the Rio Blanco mine owned by Ecuagoldmining, activists demanded the right to be consulted on continued operations. They subsequently obtained a court order to halt operations.
China willing to negotiate with the entire Mercosur bloc
Meanwhile, Beijing, which has begun negotiations on a free trade agreement with Uruguay, is willing to cooperate with Mercosur as a whole, confirmed Cai Wei, director general for the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, in Montevideo.