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China-Chile trade to reach record high in 2021 despite global headwinds: envoy (Yin Yeping, Global Times)

While the pandemic continues to disrupt supply chains creating unprecedented challenges for international trade, economic cooperation between China and Chile, two countries that are geographically far apart, is expected to hit a record high by surpassing a $55 billion threshold, according to a recent forecast by the Chilean Ambassador in Beijing, Luis Schmidt.

China-Chile trade to reach record high in 2021 despite global headwinds: envoy – Global Times

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Chile

Runoff looms in Chile as far-right Kast leads presidential vote (Al Jazeera)

A far-right former congressman is leading Chile’s presidential election and looks likely to face a runoff with a former student activist.

With nearly 97 percent of the vote counted on Sunday, Jose Antonio Kast had 27.94 percent versus 25.75 percent for Gabriel Boric, with a sizeable gap between them and the rest of the field.

Runoff looms in Chile as far-right Kast leads presidential vote | Elections News | Al Jazeera

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Chile

Chile declares state of emergency over Mapuche conflict (Al Jazeera)

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has announced a state of emergency and deployed troops to two southern regions where clashes have broken out between Mapuche Indigenous people and security forces.

The Mapuche are demanding the restoration of their ancestral lands and self-determination.

Chile declares state of emergency over Mapuche conflict | Indigenous Rights News | Al Jazeera