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China pushes for more influence in Latin America, Caribbean economies

China's President Xi Jinping and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the opening of the first Ministerial Meeting of the China- CELAC Forum in Beijing on Thursday.


CHINESE President Xi Jinping pledged to increase cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean on Thursday as he opened a forum in Beijing with leaders from 30 countries in the region.

The China-CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) gathering comes as