China and Costa Rica

peterchristopher's picture

In my first trip to Central America five years ago, I was struck by how dominated the Panamanian convenience shop scene was by those with Chinese owners.  I haven't been back to Panama, but I assume the same is still true there.  For whatever reason it seems the Chinese have been slower to take root here in Costa Rica.  But maybe that's about to change: it looks like China and Costa Rica are on track to increase their trade and investment interdependence.  The Honda 125 I ride was made in Guanzhou, China, but I bought it new from a tico-owned hardware store.   Maybe in five years the best prices on Chinese Hondas will be at Chinese dealerships.  We'll see.

Here are a few words rom CR, UK, and China.  Interesting how China now seems to be taking up to post its own news. 

http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2008/noviembre/17/pais1779125.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2008/nov/17/china

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-11/17/content_10372887.htm

 

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