Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America

July 17, 2014 9:25 PM

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Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America

BRASILIA: Chinese President Xi Jinping presses a charm offensive with Latin American leaders on Thursday, highlighting Beijing's growing interest in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will give Xi red-carpet treatment during a state visit to Brasilia before a summit with the CELAC group of Latin American and Caribbean states.

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