President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, far right, are welcomed to Peru by Second Vice-President Mercedes Araoz. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, far right, are welcomed to Peru by Second Vice-President Mercedes Araoz. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, far right, are welcomed to Peru by Second Vice-President Mercedes Araoz. Photo: Xinhua

China maps new road to Latin America to rival and check US influence

President Xi Jinping’s week of state visits sets the course for developing ties in the region but may have targeted Washington and Taipei, too

President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, far right, are welcomed to Peru by Second Vice-President Mercedes Araoz. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, far right, are welcomed to Peru by Second Vice-President Mercedes Araoz. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, far right, are welcomed to Peru by Second Vice-President Mercedes Araoz. Photo: Xinhua
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