In Latin America Tour, China’s Xi Shows Maturing Approach to Region

Chinese President Xi Jinping (Defense Department photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo).
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Defense Department photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo).
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On July 14, Xi Jinping began his second official visit to Latin America as president of China. The trip touches off with Xi’s participation in the sixth BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, which begins today. After this meeting of emerging market leaders, Xi will attend a Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) meeting in Brasilia, followed by visits to Argentina and Venezuela, where China maintains substantial energy-related interests. Xi’s Latin America tour will conclude on July 23 after a stop in Cuba. Xi’s trip is largely consistent with China’s previous state visits to Latin America. Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela […]

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