• Costa Rica Real Estate

Costa Rica’s Chinchilla to visit China in July

June 15, 2011

A day after ratifying the Costa Rican Free Trade Agreement with China, the Casa Presidencia announced Tuesday that President Laura Chinchilla will be making a visit to the country’s newest trading partner in July.

Chinchilla’s scheduled trip to China comes four years after Costa Rica severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan to establish them with China (TT, June 8, 2007).

In October 2007, former President Oscar Arias visited China, coming back with $20 million in cash, $27 million for “technical and economic cooperation that will be assigned to different projects,” a plan to build a new National Stadium and plans to construct an oil refinery in the Caribbean port town of Moín (TT, Oct. 26, 2007). The $100 million National Stadium was inaugurated in March. Construction on the oil refinery is expected to begin this year.

China is already Costa Rica’s second biggest trading partner behind the United States. In Central America, Costa Rica is the only regional country to spur Taiwan for China.

You may be interested

Swimming, squeaking and more: 5 sloth facts explained!
Sloth Sundays
68 views
Sloth Sundays
68 views

Swimming, squeaking and more: 5 sloth facts explained!

Sam Trull / The Sloth Institute - January 26, 2020

In honor of Slothy Sunday, Sam Trull of The Sloth Institute shares five sloth fun facts.  1. All sloths are…

USA picks new faces to take on Costa Rica after training camp shift from Doha
La Sele
22 views
La Sele
22 views

USA picks new faces to take on Costa Rica after training camp shift from Doha

AFP and The Tico Times - January 26, 2020

US national team coach Gregg Berhalter announced a 22-man squad Saturday for next weekend's friendly against Costa Rica that features…

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting
Costa Rica
82 views
Costa Rica
82 views

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting

The Tico Times - January 25, 2020

A donation from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) receive and track environmental…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!