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Alberto Fernández arrived in China to strengthen an alliance that raises doubts

Alberto Fernandez arrived in Beijing after having lunch in Moscow with Vladimir Putin. She will participate in the inauguration of the 2022 Winter Olympics and after a series of visits to the emblematic places of the ancient history of china and the communist revolution in the People’s Republic, you will have your great meeting with Xi Jinping on Sunday.

The presidential entourage landed in the Chinese capital at 9:07 p.m. Argentine timeon Aerolineas Argentinas flight AR1090 from Russia.

On his second stop on the tour, which will end on Tuesday after a meeting with the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mía Motley, after a stopover of several hours in Madrid, Fernández will be in China for another highly political appointment. He will seek to narrow the Comprehensive Strategic Alliance that Néstor and Cristina Kirchner sealed under their presidency, and that continued under the government of Mauricio Macri.

Xi has been waiting for Fernández since he took office in December 2019 with almost twenty construction projects, some of which are not well received by the North American power, such as the nuclear power plant in the province of Buenos Aires -which stipulates Chinese majority financing of the over US$8 billion planned investment- or the advances sought by the Asian power in the field of 5G technology and telecommunications.

Plans amplified with the visit of Alberto F. to the plant of the giant Huawei this Sunday, and other less conflictive ones such as the establishment of electromobility companies promoted by businessman Fernando Li.

China also awaits you with the memorandum of understanding of Argentina’s adherence to the project financing initiative and geopolitical membership known as the Silk Road. It should be signed by Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero with the corresponding area. Cafiero is the only minister in this section of the trip since the Minister of EconomyMartin Guzman, He stayed in Moscow to manage economic aid among other plans.

Both in his appointment with Putin and with Xi, Alberto Fernández is playing hard against the historical and necessary relationship that Argentina has with the United States. Alberto was in Moscow at a time when Washington and Moscow are going through threats of war due to the crisis in Ukraine. And he arrives in Beijing to participate in the Olympic Games that Joe Biden boycotted and without Washington having de-escalated its rivalry with the real power that challenges its economic and political leadership: China.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and the White House Security Advisor Jake Sullivan raised their misgivings about Argentina’s relationship with China. This deserved this Thursday the attention of influential US senators who also drive the Monetary Fund loan with Argentina.

“I am concerned about plans to install untested #Chinese nuclear technology in #Argentina and its implications for regional security and sovereignty of #Argentina. Given the bad experience with the Las Lajas #CCP space station, Argentina should reverse course,” said Idaho Republican Jim Risch, senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Fernández, who is traveling with the discreet entourage subjected to the rigorous and never-before-seen Chinese Covid control scheme -they are in a bubble with several PCR ahead – he travels on an Aerolineas charter with Cafiero, with his spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti; with the governors Axel Kicillof – who has just signed the contract for the nuclear plant in the city of Lima and has other projects with the Chinese; the governor of Río Negro, Arabela Carreras, who is interested in INVAP’s relationship in nuclear matters and for peaceful purposes with the Asians; and the governor of Catamarca, Raúl Jalil.

Deputy Eduardo Valdés and Senator Adolfo Rodríguez Saá also travel, in addition to presidential adviser Cecilia Nicolini, Secretary of Sports, Arredondo, and the mayor of José C. Paz, Mario Ishii. The absence of the Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Béliz, who was not in Moscow, is striking. It was a political decision.

Chinese is the second destination for Argentine agro-industrial exports. It is the first investor in renewable energies. In fact, it is part of the 17 projects identified with China on this trip, which should reverse the historical deficit that Argentina has in its trade balance with China.

As officially reported, the President will participate this Friday at 3:00 p.m. (4 in Argentina), virtually, in the ceremony in which he will be awarded the title of Professor Honoris Causa of Tsinghua University. Later, he will visit the Museum of the Chinese Communist Party, where he will present a wreath. .

Then, together with the ambassador to China, Sabino Vaca Narvaja, will witness the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at the Beijing National Stadium, known as El Nido. Several Western countries have joined the Biden boycott, and others have simply said they will not be able to attend. In addition to Fernández and Putin, the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan will be in Beijing this Friday. The King of Cambodia and the leaders of Singapore, Egypt, Poland, Serbia, and Ecuador.

Between Friday and Saturday the President will visit the Palace Museum, in the Forbidden City, and then will place a wreath at the mausoleum of Mao Zedong.

On Saturday in Argentina, he will be received in the Great Hall of the People, at a Xi lunch in honor of the heads of state who attend the opening of the Olympic Games.

Then Fernández will meet with the Argentine Olympic delegation in the town of Zhangjakou. Later he will have a virtual meeting with the representatives of the diplomatic missions of Latin America and the Caribbean.

His meeting with Xi will be on Sunday at 0:40 a.m. in Argentina, 11:40 a.m. in China. They will meet in the Great Hall of the People.

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