China and Brazil aim to cooperate in the photovoltaic industry

Chinese electronics company TCL is considering closer cooperation with Brazilian home appliance manufacturer SEMP. SEMP founder Affonso Brandão Hennel and TCL Group president Li Dongsheng met in Shenzhen, China, to explore opportunities to collaborate and expand their joint business into the photovoltaic sector.

China-Colombia relations are at an all-time high

Ingrid Chaves, director of the Colombian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, spoke to Portafolio about the progress of diplomatic relations with China and the changes expected with the new government: “this year marks 43 years since the beginning of diplomatic relations and before the pandemic, China became the country’s second partner in trade and the first Asian investor in Colombia,” said Chaves.

China and Brazil agree to use the yuan in cross-border transactions

Photo: Chinese yuan. By: faungg’s photos. Source: Flickr. On February 7, China’s central bank informed that it signed a memorandum of cooperation with its Brazilian counterpart for the use of the yuan – the Asian country’s national currency – in border transactions. As explained in a brief communiqué, the agreement will streamline the operations of […]

Chinatown in Santo Domingo

Photo: Barrio Chino: By: Apex travel. Source: Wiki commons Santo Domingo’s Chinatown has become an important cultural meeting point between China and the Dominican Republic. Inaugurated in 2008, the neighborhood has restaurants offering both Chinese and Dominican dishes, as well as supermarkets selling Chinese products, a temple, and a Chinese language school. There are also […]

China and Mexico: 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Photo: Cena de Estado. By: Presidencia de la República Mexicana. Source: Flickr. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mexico and the People’s Republic of China, we share the introduction of an article published during the third quarter of 2022 through the China and Latin America Network: Multidisciplinary […]

The U.S. monitors China’s progress in Latin American economies

A report by the U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS) states that the U.S. government is closely monitoring China’s advance in Latin American economies, including Mexico. The document notes that China has been increasingly engaged in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) since 2001, particularly in diplomatic and economic terms.

Train modernization project

The Argentine ambassador to China, met with Chinese businessmen to make progress on urban train modernization projects in Argentina.

China outranks Colombia, Brazil and Peru as the largest Amazonian fish producer

In 2020, 59,400 tons of this species were produced in the Asian country, while Colombia produced 33,000 tons, Vietnam: 23,000, Peru: 2,100, and Brazil: 1,800. This is due to the fact that China, together with other Southeast Asian countries, has not only focused on fish production for human consumption, but has also become a leader in breeding Amazonian ornamental fish.

BYD in Chile

The Chinese company BYD has recently signed an alliance with the Chilean company Astar, in order to distribute electric vehicles for the first months of 2023 in Chile.

Argentina at the V Sino-Latin American Defense Forum

Argentina’s Minister of Defense, Jorge Taiana, attended The V Sino-Latin American Defense Forum, stating that the meeting is a necessary multilateral stage in which to address the current global scenario.

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