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Internal migration is a common trend around the globe, and China is no exception.

Argentine government sources confirmed yesterday that despite the recent signing of a much lauded treaty between Argentina and China to promote food exports—particularly maize (corn) to China, access to the Chinese market will still be restricted due to inconsistencies in health and safety regulations between both countries.

Beijing is playing a significant role in the direction of Cuba’s reforms.

Chinese President Hu Jintao made seven ambassadorial appointments yesterday, according to a statement from the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress—with Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Li Jinzhang filling the post of ambassador to Brazil.

Research published in the Winter issue of Americas Quarterly, released today, shows that Chinese exports not only compete with Latin America in export markets, they also undermine manufactured goods domestically.

The two regional giants must find some common ground if their relationship is to continue to develop at such a rapid pace. If not, more Brazilian protectionist policies may be on the horizon.

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