The Heat: China-Colombia Ties

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Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed Colombian President Gustavo Francisco Petro for a state visit in Beijing.  

China has invested heavily in Colombia with infrastructure projects and mining operations and was the first country to send vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two developing countries signed twelve cooperation deals including industrial investment, trade and green development. 

For more on China-Colombia relations, our guests are: 

  • Einar Tangen is a senior fellow with the Taihe Institute and Founder and Chair of Asia Narratives. 
  • Yan Liang is a Chair Professor of Economics at Willamette University. 
  • Jorge Heine is a former Chilean Ambassador to China and a Research Professor with the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. 
  • Michelle Begue is a CGTN Correspondent based in Bogota, Colombia.