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Carlos Alvarado discusses importance of Costa Rican relations with U.S., China

Alvarado spoke about the importance of Costa Rica's diplomatic relations with both China and the United States. 

$10 million donation from China to fund National Stadium improvements

The Chinese government offered Costa Rica a new National Stadium as a gift and spent an estimated $100 million on its construction.

‘Strong discontent and energetic rejection’: Chinese Embassy responds to Pompeo’s advice to Costa Rica

Pompeo's visit to Costa Rica was the first for a sitting U.S. Secretary of State in a decade. 

China to lower tariffs, begin importing Costa Rican pork in January

The move does not appear to be linked to the bruising trade war between China and the US.

Costa Rica and China sign agreement to encourage investment and commerce

Costa Rica and China signed a cooperation agreement on Monday in the context of the Silk Road Economic Belt, an initiative of Beijing that aims to encourage trade and investment.

China ends one-child policy

China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy after decades of strict, sometimes brutal enforcement. All couples will now be allowed two children.

Costa Rica, China to explore creation of ‘special economic zones’

Costa Rica could find itself once again as a center of high-tech manufacturing, including cars and renewable energy equipment, after President Luis Guillermo Solís and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a strategic partnership agreement that included future discussion of "special economic zones" in Costa Rica for Chinese enterprises, according to a statement from Casa Presidencial.

President Solís calls for more trade, not just handouts from China

Solís said he wanted to see the Costa Rican and Chinese economy more closely linked, listing special economic zones, infrastructure investment, technology sharing, and greater educational and cultural exchanges as some of his goals for the future of the relationship.

Researchers identify sophisticated Chinese cyberespionage group

In recent weeks, a research consortium has detected Axiom malicious software on at least 43,000 computers around the world belonging to law enforcement and other government agencies, journalists, telecommunication and energy firms, as well as human rights and pro-democracy groups.

Chinese leader’s visit has big implications for Latin America

Images from this trip will help President Xi Jinping project an image of a strong China to the Chinese people.
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