How many Latinos are Chinese?
Just how popular is the world’s second-most-popular spoken language in China? The numbers speak for themselves. There are about 50,000 Spanish speakers in China, a figure scholars say is growing by the year. The language has become more popular as students enthusiastically share their new knowledge on social media.
What hand gesture should you not use in Latin America?
In the US, giving someone a “thumbs up” is considered an approving, happy gesture. Yet, in large parts of the Middle East and South America, the thumbs up gesture is seen as offensive and should not be used.
Is China’s engagement with Latin America strategic for America?
China’s engagement with Latin America presents multiple strategic perils, wrapped in values the United States and its partners hold dear. The Chinese people have every right to be prosperous and secure. Latin Americans similarly have the right to benefit from economic and other engagement with all parts of the world.
Is China’s influence swelling in Latin America?
The political debate in Paraguay reflects a broader battle raging across Latin America about China’s swelling influence. As countries in the region grapple with a cascade of challenges to their developing economies, they increasingly look not to the North but to the East. Today, China is South America’s top trading partner.
Do Latin Americans have a right to engage with the world?
Latin Americans similarly have the right to benefit from economic and other engagement with all parts of the world. Yet China’s often predatory efforts to secure its own benefit through its initiatives, and behind-the-scenes incentives, pressures and maneuvering produces relationships which are disadvantageous to its counterparts.
Are Latin American governments too tempted by Chinese bailouts?
Latin American governments beset by fiscal, economic and social crises will be tempted to accept bailouts and loan-based projects disproportionately benefitting Chinese companies that they would not have previously considered.