China - El Salvador, Closer Ties

Both the president-elect of El Salvador and the Chinese government expressed interest in closer ties.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mauricio Funes, president-elect of El Salvador, said Wednesday that he was interested in exploring the establishment of diplomatic relations and strengthening trade relations with the Asian country.

According to an article by AFP in, the Chinese government indicated its willingness today to "strengthen relations with El Salvador," but it clarified that “any closer ties to El Salvador should be based on the principle that the island of Taiwan is an integral part of Chinese territory."

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El Salvador Could Open Trade Office in China

April 2013

In order to exploit the opportunities offered by the Chinese market, the Salvadoran government is studying a way to do it without affecting relations with Taiwan.

A study of relations with People's Republic of China, conducted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador concluded that for this year, 2013, the country could open a commercial office in the Asian nation.

Costa Rica - China Business Summit

March 2011

The summit, which attracted about 200 businessmen from both countries, seeks to cement trade relations.

Business appointments are made based on interests presented by Chinese entrepreneurs in sectors such as industry, food, construction, technology and meat.

Additionally, the conference promotes Costa Rican exports with 11 booths which allow attendees to taste products such as palm and coffee liqueur.

Negotiating with China

August 2010

In the first meeting held no important issues are ever discussed, rather parties seek to build a relationship based on mutual trust and a sprinkling of friendship.

Trade with China is unavoidable. The Asian giant's economy is the second largest in the world and nobody can afford to ignore it, both for the power of its exports and the size of its consumer market.

The potential trade from a FTA between Costa Rica and China.

November 2008

The visit of president Hu Jintao to Costa Rica will strengthen the commercial ties with China, which are vital for increasing Costa Rica's presence in Asian markets.

Costa Rican minister of Foreign Affairs, Marco Vinicio Ruiz, says that there is a great potentional for growth in the commercial relation with China which will increase with the eventual negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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