Why Mexico’s Relationship with China Is So Complicated

By Amb. Martha Bárcena Coqui

Integration with both China and the U.S. benefits Mexico, but also presents challenges.

This article is part of a series examining the evolving relationships between China and Latin America. Every country in Latin America faces a set of choices in how it responds to China’s growing presence in the region. For Mexico, however, the path forward is particularly complex, considering the country’s dynamic and close economic ties to both China and its frequent rival, the United States. If Mexico can effectively navigate the showdown between the two superpowers, it will go a long way in shaping not only its own economic future, but also the future of the U.S.-China...

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