On 25 January, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro published two tweets in a row thanking China, having previously taken a strongly anti-China stance. This dramatic shift in the tone of the President of Brazil has implications beyond Brazil itself and clearly shows us the trajectory of the impact of the US’s so-called “new Cold War” on China.
By John Ross The beginning of 2021 has strikingly illustrated that Europe is one of the most important regions in which contradictory trends on relations with China are contending with each other. [Read more]
There is an increasing overlap of the situation in Latin America and China. This feature of the international situation is shown in the recent speeches by Delcy Rodriguez and Vijay Prashad reported in this article.
China’s new ambitious climate targets – of peaking carbon emissions before 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions before 2060 – has already started to change the global political dynamics on climate change.
The West must follow suit in raising its own ambition and action.
China has developed three distinct pillars toward Latin America: purchases of Latin American goods, Chinese investment in Latin America, and Chinese political solidarity with key Latin American governments.
China invests and provides grants in Latin America with no interference in the recipient countries’ policies. The US government pressures Latin American countries to cooperate with its global policy agenda and tries to force them to choose between Beijing and Washington.