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...

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...

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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