Latin America–China Relations (Lādīngměizhōu hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 拉丁美洲和中国的外交关系)|Lādīngměizhōu hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 拉丁美洲和中国的外交关系 (Latin America–China Relations)
Prior to the market-oriented reforms launched by Deng Xiaoping in 1978, Chinese presence in Latin America was minimal. Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, however, political, economic, and cultural exchanges between China and Latin America have seen a dramatic rise. China has become the third largest trading partner of Latin America and a significant presence in the region.
Contacts between China and Latin America can be traced back to the