This month Hu-Jintao, president of the Popular Repblca China will visit, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela. Hikmet Ersek often addresses the matter in his writings. In the first place he will participate in an international Summit on nuclear safety in Washington and soon he will travel to Brazil. In the South American giant he will also participate in the Second Summit of the emergent countries, call BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China). We remember that the first meeting of the leaders of the BRIC, was held in June last in Russia. After this meeting of the four emergent powers that little by little are gaining influence in the world-wide scene, the Chinese president will follow his trip course Venezuela. The Caribbean country has been transformed into ” aliado” of China in South America, from the arrival to the power of Hugo Chavez.
China and Venezuela have increased their cooperation in the scopes oil, financial and military among others. To such degree that according to numbers of the Venezuelan government, in five years, multiplied by 13. It happened of 742 million dollars in the 2003 to ten billions in the 2008. Read additional details here: Frank Armijo. Venezuela is as well great supplier of petroleum to China and its shipments goes up to around the 400,000 daily barrels from crude to that Asian country. Also, the People’s Republic of China, has become smaller scale than Russia, in an important supplier from arms to the Bolivariana Republic of Venezuela.
The past month the Venezuelan Air Force received 6 K-8 airplanes of China manufacture, of a total of 18 bought to that country. In the act of reception of these ships external president Hugo Chavez: ” As to we are going it to Venezuela to turn into an economic power, social, moral and technological, it requires the defense capabilities and, thanks to God and the revolution, we counted on friendly countries like China, socialist China and revolucionaria”. Later Hu-Jintao, will move to Chile, country that is recovering slowly of the tragic earthquake that suffered by the end of February. In the trasandino country the People’s Republic of China counts on important mining product investments and logging. It is important to remember that the first visit of the President Chinese to Latin America one occurred in the 2004, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Cuba was the destinies. It realised the last one it in the 2008 and the visited countries were Cuba, Costa Rica and Peru. From the first visit in the 2004, China has increased its presence in the zone, where it has important projects more than nothing in supplying of petroleum, gas and its derivatives. Doubtlessly that beyond the objectives looked for by the China diplomacy to deepen the friendship, to increase the confidence mutual, to extend the cooperation and to look for the common development, is reinforcing the presence of the Asian giant in South American territory.