Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visits to Ecuador, Peru and Chile and his attendance at the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting have promoted Asia-Pacific cooperation and China-Latin America relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.
For more on President Xi's visit to Latin America, we are joined in studio now by Yang Xiyu, a senior fellow from the China Institute of International Studies.
Despite a sluggish global economy, China and Chile are working together to elevate their cooperation to the next level.
Of thirty million people living in Peru, one-tenth have Chinese bloodlines. Exchanges between China and Peru go back 400 years. As the lives of Chinese in Peru change through time, the bond between the two countries grows closer.
China happens to be home to an 87-year-old Peruvian scholar, who has spent over thirty years here. He's not only a prestigious scholar on China's history and culture, but also a friend of the country.
For more on the APEC meeting, we spoke with Stewart Beck, president and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
Peru is among the latest countries to join the organization in 1998. The country's GDP has tripled in the past 10 years as a result of its rapid economic growth and expansion.
A number of things have been achieved during President Xi's visit to Chile.
China and Chile agreed here Tuesday to start negotiation on upgrading their Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Ahead of Xi's visit, the country's leading newspaper El Mercurio published an article from President Xi Jinping titled 'Work Together for a More Promising Future of China-Chile Relations'.
While in Peru, President Xi also met the president of the Peruvian Congress, Luz Salgado.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Peruvian counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski have agreed to strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between their two countries. The two leaders met in the Peruvian capital Lima.
The Lima Declaration was issued following the closing of the meeting, in which the 21 member economies agreed to facilitate open and inclusive trade and investment.
Chinese president Xi Jinping called for further building of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific on Saturday. Xi urged the Asia-Pacific leaders to get on board for more open and inclusive win-win cooperation.
Several countries have expressed interest in joining the RCEP.
The Declaration describes policy commitments for APEC members to take forward in pursuit of this objective.
President Xi Jinping says China is willing to work with Ecuador to boost cooperation between China and Latin America. Let's take a look at current ties.
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping has hailed the ties with Ecuador in a signed article. It was published in the leading Ecuadorian newspaper El Telegrafo ahead of his state visit to the Latin American nation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Thursday afternoon, kicking off a state visit to Ecuador and his third visit to Latin America since he took office in 2013.
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