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Argentina's entry into China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in February holds strategic and symbolic significance, taking the relationship between China and Argentina to a new level.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Argentina. Over the decades, the two countries have deepened cooperation in all aspects of trade, investment and finance, and China is now Argentina's second-largest economic partner, after Brazil.

Argentina is the first of the major economies in the region to join China's signature infrastructure-focused initiative. Will this development foster more integration between China and Latin America? What opportunities has Argentina's signing on to the Belt and Road programme created for the two countries? Has it made Argentina more attractive to Chinese investors, especially as the landing point for investment in the Latin America region? And what impact will Chinese investment have on Argentina?

Join our webinar to hear from Cristian Inderkumer, director of research at the Civic Association for Argentina-China Cooperation, and Jiang Shixue, professor and director at the Centre for Latin American Studies at Shanghai University, about the implications for Argentina of joining the BRI. They will also discuss the key cooperation areas between the two countries in trade, agriculture, currency and more.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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Jiang Shixue, Professor and Director at the Centre for Latin American Studies at Shanghai University

Jiang Shixue is Senior Research Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the Shanghai University.

In addition, he is also Distinguished Professor of the Sichuan International Studies University, University of South China, and City University of Macau, and also Guest Professor Anhui University, Zhejiang International Studies University, and Macau University of Sciences and Technology.

Concurrently, he is Vice President of the China Council of Experts for BRICS Think-tanks, and Vice President of the China Society of the Emerging Economies. He is also Advisor to both the Chinese Association of Latin American Studies and the Chinese Association of Latin American History Studies.

He served as Deputy Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, CASS, during 1997-2008, and then Deputy Director of the Institute of European Studies, CASS, during 2009-2017.

Cristian Inderkumer, Director of Research at the Civic Association for Argentina-China Cooperation

Cristian Inderkumer has a bachelor's degree in both International Relations and Political Science and a postgraduate in Chinese Language and Culture at Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang City, Sichuan Province. He is a master candidate in International Business at Shanghai University. He has been working in people to people diplomacy and friendship relationships between China and Argentina for a decade.

Language English
Date and Time 2022/06/16 09:00 to 10:00
Venue This event will take place online via zoom
Media Closed to media
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