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China and Latin America with a bright future

Beijing, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Relations between China and Latin America will have a brighter future, Chinese Ambassador Xu Yicong underscored on Thursday at the presentation of his book The Continuation with the Nation and the Family.

The diplomat, who was China’s highest representative to Cuba, Argentina and Ecuador, said he was happy “with seeing a new chapter of development in the ties between the two regions”.

His latest book is a compilation of short and easy-to-read articles that convey his reflections related to years of experience in China’s foreign relations with Latin American and Caribbean nations.

On the presentation of this work, the scientist and president of the Chinese Sunresin company Gao Yuejing praised the contributions of the prominent diplomat and his contributions to bilateral friendship, despite the geographical distance.

The leader deemed that her company is an example of how knowledge about Latin America and its wonders becomes more concrete and allows for greater cooperation with clients in that region.

The launching of the book also allowed ambassadors, the diplomatic corps accredited here, Chinese and Latin Americans to pay tribute to the life and work of Xu Yicong.

The diplomat served as deputy director general of the departments of Latin America and the Caribbean and America and Oceania of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

The authority was general director of World Affairs Publishing House and received several awards for his work, including the Grand Cross of the Order of Ecuador (1993), the Order of Friendship of Cuba (1995) and the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Argentina (2000).

Relations between China and Latin America have been consolidated over the years thanks to the principles of mutual benefit, peaceful coexistence, non-interference in internal affairs, solidarity and non-coercion that Beijing promotes as part of South-South cooperation.

In 2023, trade between the two regions reached US$489.4 billion and China is currently the main trading partner of nations such as Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay.

In addition, several Latin American countries export their products to China, while Beijing is consolidating its position as the third largest source of investment in the region, according to official data.