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China Built Bridges of Collaboration with Latin America

Popularity 4Viewed 19169 times 2016-11-27 15:34 |System category:News| China, Bridges, Collaboration, Built

After establishing lucrative collaborative agreements in Europe and Africa, President Xi directed his attention to Latin America. Consequently, he seized the opportunity of attending, and giving a keynote speech to, the APEC meeting to embark on a peaceful mission to build bridges of collaboration with Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

The first stop on his mission was to Ecuador where he met with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. During that meeting, President Xi emphasized that China’s offer of help comes with no strings attached. Both presidents agreed to raise China and Ecuador’s bilateral relationship to become a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Considering the fact that Xi was the first Chinese president to visit Ecuador since the establishment of their diplomatic relation in 1980 and China being the third largest trade partner of Ecuador, the event bore an utmost significance to the future generations of both countries.

The two leaders’ meeting led to the signing of several agreements of collaboration that included infrastructure, finance and investment. President Xi assured his counterpart that China will continue to support Ecuador’s chosen path in exploring its development.

The next stop in President Xi’s mission was Lima, Peru where he gave a thought-provoking keynote speech in which he cautioned against establishing exclusive trade agreements between nations in the organization. He stressed the factual common sense that establishing FTAAP is a strategic measure to ensure the long-term prosperity of the Asian and Pacific region and to combat the sluggishness of the global economy.

On the sidelines of the APEC meeting, he met with president Obama and President Putin to explore possible means to strengthen China’s ties with USA and Russia.

He also met with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. Both leaders vowed to improve the bilateral relation between China and the Philippine and bring it back on track after being strained during the China South Sea conflict

President Xi indicated that the objective behind his visit to Peru is to widen the spectrum of ties between the two nations. He explored with his newly sworn in Peruvian Luz Salgado new venues of mutually-beneficial collaboration between China.

President Xi delivered a speech to the Peruvian congress followed by the two head of states attending the closing ceremony of the China and Caribbean nations 2016 Year of Culture exchange.

Finally, president Xi paid a visit to Chile before heading home. Both presidents negotiated expanding the free trade agreement with Chile that was signed 11 years ago. They, also, explored the possibility of establishing Free Trade Agreement between China and Chile.

President Xi’s tour of Latin American resulted in building bridges of collaboration between China, Ecuador and Chile.

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Reply Report voice_cd 2016-11-28 09:20
thanks for sharing here, we have highlighted your blog.
Reply Report BlondeAmber 2016-11-28 19:07
we all know that contacts and quality mean nothing in China.
Apart from anything else, you have to keep a close eye on things built in China, as quality is suspect - look at how corners are cut in China, and there is a total disregard for the lives of workers, as long a there is profit to be made
Reply Report Joey-k 2016-11-29 21:11
BlondeAmber: we all know that contacts and quality mean nothing in China.
Apart from anything else, you have to keep a close eye on things built in China, as quali ...
That's not true, period.
Reply Report BlondeAmber 2016-11-29 21:56
Joey-k: That's not true, period.
so the 74 workers that died recently in Fengcheng in Jiangxi province at the construction site didn't die as a result of corners being but?

I have good friends involved in manufacturing in China and they all say they have to continually watch the process to ensure the owner is not trying to cut corners though the introduction of inferior or toxic materials, skip quality checks or sell knock-offs or process information to others. Only through rigorous checks at all stages do they ensure product is manufactured to standard.

Equally i can cite many people i know whose Chinese employers have tried to scam them by breaking their contract or behaving dishonestly by refusing to include certain clauses in the contract, or equally not translating the Chinese contract correctly into English.

China is unfortunate well know for cheating at all levels to be an acceptable part of the culture, and it will take time and a lot of convincing for people to believe otherwise.

Just look how quick many chinese are at cheating fellow countrymen, so you you honestly think they would treat non-Chinese any better?
Reply Report BlondeAmber 2016-11-30 20:30
Joey-k: That's not true, period.
if you stick your head in the sand, of course nothing dishonest happens in China.
Reply Report Joey-k 2016-12-6 13:19
BlondeAmber: if you stick your head in the sand, of course nothing dishonest happens in China.
I didn't deny the dark side of China. You generalize when you talk about the bad things and bad people.
Reply Report BlondeAmber 2016-12-6 14:08
Joey-k: I didn't deny the dark side of China. You generalize when you talk about the bad things and bad people.
i speak from personal experience.
Reply Report mauriciomunhoz 2017-3-10 04:01
Latin America is a great potential market, starting with Brazil, which is part of BRICS

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