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President Xi pledges a comprehensive strategic partnership with Argentina

Tuesday, January 5th 2021 - 09:44 UTC
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Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China stands ready to work with Argentina to promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation and advance the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    This is wonderful news!

    After all, the Argentines have decided to allow the Chinese to establish a military base on their soil and are rearming with Chinese jets and ships.

    Once China gets control of rail transit and port operations, the friendly Panda bear can “strengthen cooperation with Argentina in research, development and application of COVID-19 vaccines, and will continue to provide as much support and assistance as its capacity allows for Argentina's fight against the pandemic.”

    Sounds really great!


    Jan 05th, 2021 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pipino

    It's advisable to have a long spoon before supping with the Devil, but I don't suppose the Argentine economy can afford one.
    Argentina could at least remember that the virus came from Wuhan and the vaccine from Oxford.

    Jan 05th, 2021 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    As the only surviving great antique civilization..., me highly respected Chinese comrades seem to be closing the circle of P3aceful World Coopmination..., after more then 4,000 years of ininterrupted existence...

    We Bow in Awe for them that gave us Spaghetti...!

    *(Delicate Chinese giggle...)

    Jan 05th, 2021 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Yes, as an Argentine — you should indeed “BOW in AWE for them that gave us Spaghetti!” Personally I think it's a pact with the Devil...

    It looks to me that you're nation is selling its soul to desperately survive complete financial bankruptcy...

    Watching Argentina struggle to survive its apocalypse is like watching a ridiculous Spaghetti Western.

    But, I prefer instead to celebrate how the Italians transformed it into one of my favorite dishes:

    “Spaghetti del mare,“ she said, coming through the door, ”from the sea.“
    In the large, wide blue bowl, swirls of thin noodles wove their way between dark black shells and bits of red tomato.
    ”Breathe first,“ Charlie told him, ”eyes closed.“ The steam rose off the pasta like ocean turned into air.
    ”Clams, mussels,“ Tom said, ”garlic, of course, and tomatoes. Red pepper flakes. Butter, wine, oil.“
    ”One more,“ she coaxed.
    He leaned in- smelled hillsides in the sun, hot ground, stone walls. ”Oregano,” he said, opening his eyes. Charlie smiled and handed him a forkful of pasta. After the sweetness of the melon, the flavor was full of red bursts and spikes of hot pepper shooting across his tongue, underneath, like a steadying hand, a salty cushion of clam, the soft velvet of oregano, and pasta warm as beach sand.”
    ― Erica Bauermeister, The School of Essential Ingredients


    Jan 05th, 2021 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    I Think you..., as a Shilean..., should show some more luuuv and understanding to the economical partner you owe ~⅓ ot that Spagetti allo Scoglio portion on your dinner plate...


    Jan 05th, 2021 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    One third of what? Are you referring to you not Joining Bolivia and Peru — when we re-appropriated their territories?*

    And despite the fact that God placed the magnificent Andes cordillera to keep us apart — we in Chile will always love our Argentine cousins, although we'll never cry either...

    And yes, China definitely holds us by the shorthairs on the copper market...

    I'm currently at the farm surrounded by the gitanas of our band making fruit jam — but next week linguine allo scoglio awaits us in Viña...


    (*Isnt it ridiculous that some countries have difficulty accepting defeat over territory they lost during war?)

    Jan 05th, 2021 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Didn't you know..., hermanito...?

    ~33% of Shiles export earnings come from CHINA..., me dear Boxer...(

    ~11% of Argentinas export earnings come from CHINA...

    - In other words..., only 1/10 of the Argentinean Spagetti allo Scoglio portion is paid by our Chinese friends...

    Capisce now...?

    Jan 05th, 2021 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    As I mentioned — China does indeed hold us by the shorthairs on the copper metals market. (Your country has the capacity to feed most the World.)

    But, until socialists somehow overturn our economy — our independent central bank remains strong and we have an excellent credit rating due to the ideals of Milton Friedman's Chicago Boys.

    Your richly endowed country on-the-other-hand has the same financial credit score as... ...perhaps Zimbabwe...

    Maybe China consumes 11% of your exports — but the actual rate of ruinous debt service percentage is grossly obscene.

    How can you survive when your debt service exceeds all possibility of repayment?

    What I do suspect is your national financial strategic plan involves DEBT FORGIVENESS and a World acceptance of a major WEALTH RESET.

    After all, it has been said: “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”

    Meanwhile the intense jam making ritual proceeds and we've already laid out pitted apricots and nectarines on cheese-cloth to dry under the sun. (We've even set out halved Roma tomatoes for drying as well.)


    Jan 05th, 2021 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Hermanito..., if you don't stop your silly lying game..., I'll stop gaming...

    1) Chinese Military Base on Argentinean soil...???...= LIE....
    [ Been there meself..., nice biiiiig satellite dish..., some 30 Chink technicians..., no more.]

    2) Argentina rearming with Chinese jets...???...= LIE
    [ No monies for no “Jets” set aside in the Argie 2021-24 military budget.]

    3) Argentina rearming with Chinese ships...???...= LIE
    [ Four small, charming French coastal patrol shipicitos..., no more...]

    4) Argentinas current rate of ruinous debt service % is grossly obscene...???...= LIE
    [ Was recently restructured to a hard but manageable size and interest rate, inform yourself.]

    You speak about them Chinks as if they were baaaad men we should avoid...!
    But reality shows that your dear Shile is THREE TIMES more deeply involved with them Chinks than my beloved Argentina......

    The above percentual figure lets us infere that..., whilst my big República is parsimoniously being sired by one Chinese..., your little República is having a hell of a lot more fun..., taking three simultaneously...


    Jan 05th, 2021 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Oh I'm completely aware and know Argentina's highly tenuous situation. (Please forgive me for rising your ire and bruising your delicate fragile Argentine ego.)

    As you know, I've been a huge fan of your domestically manufactured IA-63 Pampa multipurpose jet and I personally do not believe Argentina is rearming, so consider this an apology.

    As far as your debt — I do however think your country desperately needs debt forgiveness — like many failed countries that have destroyed their economy.

    The problem is of course — is to implement a new global financial reset.

    ”It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones.”
    ~ Niccolò Machiavelli

    We have another few days before decamping as gypsies to the coast. In addition to all the certificates and salvoconductos — we now have vacation permits for our entire extended family. (From what I understand: over 45K have been issued in the past 24 hours.)

    By the way, there are clinical reports from Argentina about the successful use of Ivermectin in treating COVID19 — what is your opinion? (And I still think taking the vaccine is recommendable.)


    Jan 05th, 2021 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Now that you mention Niccolò...

    - Nice to be here..., at me tiny abode..., close to his Patria..., enjoying the magnifique crepusculum of the Yankee Trumpian æra and the ruthless advance of the Kyklos...

    Jan 05th, 2021 - 11:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • imoyaro

    Indeed, gauchito drink, you and yours will all fall victim to the “Kyklos.”

    Jan 06th, 2021 - 04:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    The Kyklos of my South American comrades and frail, humble me..., seems to be entering the shining path of its “New Dawn”* phase...
    *(Nuevo Amanecer)

    Y..., como con música entra la letra...:


    Jan 06th, 2021 - 07:04 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    You really seem to be attracted to exotic women...

    ...or is it I assume a special tribute to your dear friend imoyaro?

    Speaking of the New Dawn Phase — the Americans seem to have entered into Act 1 of Wagner's Götterdämmerung.

    The Democrat party will now control the House, Senate and Presidency and we should all be greatly entertained for the next four years at least.

    It may be very possible, that we will see the emergence of the first female president of the USA within the next 18 months...


    Jan 06th, 2021 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    What do ya mean with “EXOTIC”..., hermanito...?
    Are you one of those Shicurèans that dont like them “EXOTIC” northern nanas walking their streets...?

    I hope not..., and besides..., well can all see you checking that local “Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies” at minute 2':40'' ... ;-)

    Happy today... celebrating my Jewish-Russian and Baptist-Angolan Communist Co-Conspirators conquest of the US Senate...

    Now waiting for that modern days Heliogabalus to abandon Watchington to continue his perversities in the privacy of that pathetic Yank version of Villa Iovis..., called “Mar-a-Lago”


    Jan 06th, 2021 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    ...2:40 indeed...

    The particular nationality I assume you are referring to — has been a significant source of seasonal labor suitable for harvesting.

    The problem I see is the resentment amoungst the campesinos as unemployment has been unfortunately too high.

    Actually, the coming four years should provide some amazing entertainment — perhaps best titled: 'A Comedy of Errors'...

    Trump will be sued and hounded by numerous lawsuits, but I imagine he'll continue to infuriate your friends for a long time.

    We're decamping for Viña tomorrow — time for the Pacific...


    Jan 06th, 2021 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Enjoy..., and remember..., as patriarch is your duty to protect the family following the “New Dawn” pandemic rules & recomendations...:


    Jan 06th, 2021 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Your dream woman from Peru?

    As I once shared with you — my adolescent dream was a Sirena from Mendoza walking on the beach.

    I can perfectly understand why you search outside your country for passion — because yours are certifiably ∆¢#@ crazy:


    Jan 06th, 2021 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Watching the scenes at Watchington's Senate..., hermanito...

    Jan 06th, 2021 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Like I said, Wagner's Götterdämmerung.

    Too many establishment Republicans will resist the revolt, including Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell. It's a a-no-win nightmare situation for conservatives.

    It's amusing when I think of when they questioned our free and fair election integrity.

    Watching the American politicians is the final act of Die Walküre — and it doesn't end well...

    The music of the 'Ride of the Valkyries' is very appropriate...


    Jan 06th, 2021 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    We need the valiant FACH..., right...?

    Jan 06th, 2021 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    He sealed his fate completely in 1971.

    Niccolò was a believer of cyclical political turns — this one to a decidedly LEFT, but in my opinion corrupt as before.

    It will be interesting to see how Biden approaches his presidency — which I think will be less than full term.


    Jan 06th, 2021 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Tell me hermanito...

    If you Think a couple of thousand unruly MAGA Okies from Muskogee are akin to “ Wagner's Götterdämmerung”....

    What then do you Think of these...?...:

    Jan 06th, 2021 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Yes, that was more like from 'Apocalypto' and certainly not over yet.

    There still is a quiet anger amoungst our people.

    As I said — the political zeitgeist is clearly socialist.

    I've also been watching the DC spectacle, which has been surprising.

    “First breech of the Capital building since 1814”

    It seems 2021 will be just as unique — and chaotic...


    Jan 06th, 2021 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Noblesse oblige...

    I'm no particular fan of Yanks or Coppers...
    But must say that the Yankee Coppers de-escalation behaviour of today was nearly perfect...

    It was almost Scandinavian...:

    Jan 06th, 2021 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Beautiful and orderly Denmark.

    Nothing like the “couple of thousand unruly MAGA Okies from Muskogee” in Washington this afternoon to act like Vikings...

    Obviously, those Okies are furious.

    Certainly, a message has been delivered by the MAGA crowd.


    Jan 07th, 2021 - 12:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Dont be silly..., hermanito...

    IF those unruly ones had been Vikings..., it would have sufficed with a couple of dozens..., to sit on the White House til the next century...

    Jan 07th, 2021 - 01:04 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    IF it were Vikings — almost all the politicians heads would have been cut off and the few attractive congresswomen be placed in slavery.

    What surprised me personally was the outrage of of the MAGA crowd against the docile Republicans.


    Jan 07th, 2021 - 01:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Argentina, take as much money as you can for as long as you can.

    It won't end pretty for Argentina unless you have your wits about you.... Good luck!

    Jan 07th, 2021 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    No wonder those idiot Yankee rioters failed biiiiiiig...

    A cocaine snorting, metrosexual Qanon conspirationniste, failed Italo-American actor, full of cheap tatoos, wearing a Davy Crockett Racoonskin Cap with two cow horns attached with Loctite Super Glue was their “spiritual leader”...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Jan 07th, 2021 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Perhaps Skip doesn't realize you already left Argentina and have your income source abroad. (You certainly are not keeping your savings in pesos.)

    The picture you included is of a Dane — as you can see with the horned hat. Danish society are very DIFFERENT with a special characteristic mentality.


    Jan 07th, 2021 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    I Think..., the above “Dillermand” article explains why Denmark has been elected as the “ Best Country for Women”...

    Jan 07th, 2021 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Oh you can do far better than that:

    No one can really detract from the Danes — from the outstanding hams, butter cookies, the very best shipping freight lines and beautiful women.

    Argentina also has some beauties — but their personality is...


    Jan 07th, 2021 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Vive la résistance...

    Jan 07th, 2021 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    If you remember — I honored my foolish wagers and paid my bets promptly. (Elections in the USA are not as honest as Chile.)

    On January 20, the Americans will get the leader that the majority wishes.

    The next 6 months will be amusing.

    We're currently leaving shortly for Viña.


    Jan 07th, 2021 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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