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China: The silent strategy of the dragon in the River Plate – Argentina’s Chinese wave

When Argentina’s president, Cristina Férnandez de Kirchner, traveled to China in February to drum up investment for infrastructure, a gaffe of hers made headlines. In a tweet, she replaced the “r” with “l” in rice and petroleum, poking fun at a stereotypical Chinese accent and sparking ridicule. While the episode may not be forgotten, it was forgiven. Hours after meeting with Férnandez, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he was “even more confident” about the future of Chinese-Argentine relations. There is reason for his optimism. China is moving into Argentina – and Latin America – for natural resources to feed its […]
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