South America Has Lots of Questions For China

Posted on July 14, 2014 • Filed under: Business, China, Economy, Latin America News, Politics reported many Latin American nations have commodities China seeks in bulk like soy and copper. Yet slowing economic growth means few want to leverage against China, which is a major lender and buyer. South American nations have a lot of issues to raise with China: questionable labor and environmental practices of Chinese firms in the Andes; unfair trade rules toward major exporters like Brazil; the region’s desire to evolve from a mere commodities supplier to an advanced manufacturing base. So when Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first visit to South America this week, he’s likely to face tough questions from hard-bargaining regional leaders, right? Read Article

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