Further to my series on China’s growing influence in Latin America at the expense of the United States and as a result of America’s neglect, please read more on the link below.
“So far, official Washington has ignored or denied the significance of China’s Latin America strategy. Indeed, “President Hu Jintao spent more time in Latin America last year than President George W Bush,” Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer has observed. “China’s vice president, Zeng Qinghong, spent more time in the region last month than his US counterpart, Vice President Dick Cheney, over the past four years.”
Much as the US once used the open-door ploy against Europe to get at Chinese resources and labor, China is now playing the same card against the US in Latin America as it aggressively pushes to find new markets and vital energy sources.