Chinese Migrants Face Perilous Journeys En Route to the U.S.

Last week, the bodies of eight Chinese nationals were discovered off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, after their boat capsized along a route often used by migrants attempting to reach the U.S. This is the latest example of an...

Is China the Next Mexico?

In a recent talk at UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies,...

China Leads in Carbon Emissions, Lags in Data Transparency

The Guardian reports and illustrates new data on global carbon emissions which shows China pulling further ahead of the US, almost offsetting the expected dip in emissions caused by the global recession. While US emissions fell...

Learning Chinese in Mexico: Children Prepare for the Future

Mexico is the latest country to offer Mandarin language classes to help its children get a competitive advantage in the business world. From the Los Angeles Times: The sight of youngsters speaking Chinese in the Mexican...

In Arizona, a Stream of Illegal Immigrants From China

Arizona is home to many Mexican immigrants who have illegally crossed the border, but smugglers are now handling increasing numbers of Chinese immigrants, who pay huge sums to get to the U.S. after making the long journey to...

Mexico and China in Swine Flu Row (Updated)

Following the involuntary quarantine of Mexican citizens in China, Mexican government representatives have lodged complaints with Beijing. From BBC: Mexican officials said their citizens were being unfairly confined. The Mexican...

Flu News from China: Mexican Citizens Being Detained

On his blog, James Fallows gives several examples of Mexican citizens being quarantined in Beijing solely on the basis on their nationality. He says the reports are “based on first-hand reports from people I trust.”...

China Pursues Latin America Ties

Both the Chinese Vice President and Vice Premier are making high-profile visits to Latin America this week. Vice Premier Hui Liangyu will visit Argentina, Ecuador, Barbados and the Bahamas, while Vice President Xi Jinping is...

Beijing Not Alone When It Comes to Olympic Disputes

From The Christian Science Monitor: Some Olympiads are born controversial, some achieve controversy, and some have controversy thrust upon them. Though few editions of the modern Olympic Games have been as bitterly contested as...

The China Connection: Globalization and the Narcotics Trade – Eduardo Porter

An opinion piece in yesterday’s New York Times reveals a China link to the Mexican drug trade: The unusual case of Zhenli Ye Gon, who was arrested in Maryland last week following the discovery of $205 million of alleged drug money in his house in Mexico City, underscores how the same process of global sourcing […]

Mexican chillies feel the chill – Jo Tuckman

From the Guardian: They may be as much a symbol of Mexico as sombreros and cacti, but chillies in the country are starting to lose some of their national flavour in favour of a Chinese tang. Farmers in Mexico are complaining that cheap imported varieties from China now represent nearly half national production of dehydrated […]



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