Xavier Fontdeglòria (Pekín), “China acelerará sus inversiones en América Latina; El presidente chino, Xi Jinping, propone invertir 250.000 millones de dólares en 10 años, El país, 8 de enero 2015 (15:27 CET).
In his address inaugurating the first forum between China and the 33 member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Xi announced China’s intention to invest $250 billion in the region in the next 10 years, an average of $25 billion per year which is a sharp increase over the 2010 rate of $10 billion per year.
In July 2014, China announced that it would invest $35 billion in six priority areas: energy and natural resources, construction of infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing, innovation and information and communication technologies.
While trade between China and Latin America has increased 20-fold since 2000, Xi called for a doubling of that amount to $500 billion over the next 10 years.
China is second only to the United States in direct investment in Latin America.
The Trenchant Observer