Economics: China's investment in Argentina

China plans to grow crops for export back home on huge areas of land in Patagonia (photo: dpa)
China plans to grow crops for export back home on huge areas of land in Patagonia (photo: dpa)

China is slowly, but very determinedly, shifting from being a major trade partner to a major investor in Argentina. It has brought billions to the country with more promised. But what does this mean to the Argentines? asks GIS expert Dr Joseph S. Tulchin in this briefing.

CHINA’S move into agriculture in Argentina is causing concern within the Latin American country.

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The Chinese have invested in huge tracts of land earmarked to produce foodstuff for export back to China to help feed its 1.3billion citizens. And this is making the Argentines nervous.

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