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Mexico completely clueless about China, says academic

Thursday, January 24, 2013

"We are completely clueless when it comes to China" said Enrique Dussel, director of the Center for China-Mexico Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, describing the currently stale state of relations between the two countries.

China is Mexico's second biggest trading partner, behind the United States, yet no efforts have been made by Mexico to attract Chinese foreign direct investment, which is marginal.

This distancing of the two countries is best illustrated by the controversy over the construction of the Dragon Mart retail complex, planned by local and Chinese investors, which has raised concerns in Mexico over fears of smuggling, unfair competition and counterfeit products.

Source: Asia Times