China-LatAm Community with a Shared Future

(Foreign Affairs in the New Era)

Updated:2020-01-19 |

China-LatAm Community with a Shared Future

During their meeting in Brasilia in July 2014, Xi Jinping and the state leaders of Latin American and Caribbean countries decided to establish a comprehensive cooperative partnership featuring equality, mutual benefit and common development, and announced the decision to build a China-LatAm community with a shared future. When addressing the Peruvian Congress in November 2016, Xi referred to this community, and proposed that China and Latin America and the Caribbean stick to peaceful development and cooperation, seek synergy of their development strategies, speed up and upgrade cooperation, and bring benefits to their people. These echoed China's advocacy of a community with a shared future for humanity, and opened up broad prospects for China-Latin American ties.

To build such a community, the two sides need to make joint efforts through consultation to bring benefits to all, and advance bilateral cooperation and multilateral platforms in parallel to support comprehensive cooperation. This follows the trend of the current times, and serves the fundamental interests of the people of the countries involved. It is a community of shared interests and shared responsibility, and a closer partnership as well. It offers a new vision of development for South-South cooperation.