China’s appeal grows in Latin America, where ‘America First’ is winning Donald Trump few friends – China power


December 04, 2018 06:10:49

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Panama today for the first time, one of three Latin American and Caribbean countries that chose to cut ties with Taiwan in favour of China in the past 18 months.

Key points:

  • China has committed US$150 billion in loans to the region since 2005
  • That is more than the US, and has picked up pace during Mr Xi’s presidency
  • More than half of Taiwan’s remaining allies are in Latin America and the Caribbean

The country…

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