Chinese Foreign Ministry head to visit Uruguay in the middle of a tour of the continent

The Director General of the Department of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cai Wei, has been in constant contact with the Latin American and Caribbean region since early last year with a particular interest in Uruguay.

INVAP signed an agreement with China to export reactors and produce radioisotopes

The Applied Research Institute in Argentina (INVAP) has signed a cooperation agreement with the companies Jianxi Nuclear Power and Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research & Design Institute, focusing on the export of reactors and the production of radioactive isotopes for medicine.

Chinese company buys lithium mines belonging to Argentine mining group for US$ 962 million

Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd recently acquired the Argentinean mining group Lithea for USD $962 million, providing it with the rights to two salt lake brines in Argentina, Pozuelos and Paston Grandes.

China and CELAC deepen cooperation to reduce poverty

The second forum on CELAC-China relations was held online on July 14. This time, the attendees addressed poverty reduction, aimed at sustainable development, identifying similarities between poverty in China and poverty in CELAC countries.

Petrochina seeks higher oil volume in pre-sales renegotiation

The largest state-owned oil company of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Petrochina, is asking Ecuador for larger vessels to transport oil to the Asian market.

Sinovac to build a vaccine production plant in Bogota, Colombia

The Chinese biopharmaceutical company, Sinovac, will allocate US$100 million for the construction of a vaccine production plant, which is part of a ten-year project that will begin in 2023.

“Demerara Harbour Bridge” in Guyana with China Railway Construction Corporation Limited

The Government of Guyana signed a contract to build a new crossing over the Demerara River, called the Demerara Harbour Bridge, for US$260 million. The project will be carried out by a Chinese joint venture.

Negotiations underway for the purchase of Chinese warplanes

A delegation of Argentine Air Force officers visited the National Air Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to continue evaluating the JF-17 Thunder fighter-bomber aircraft.

China to provide approximately US$60 million for housing program in Nicaragua

As part of the re-establishment of the diplomatic situation between Nicaragua and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), a series of agreements have been signed to benefit the Central American country. Among these is the “great housing program” that has been underway since February 2022.

China may cede SDRs to Argentina

President Alberto Fernández’ visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in February 2022 brought with it a series of novelties regarding Argentina’s relations with the Asian country. The topics discussed included the signing of the Belt and Road initiative, which was not signed until March 15, despite the fact that the announcement was made in February.

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