Another nail in the coffin of the country that once was the leader of the free world.
SANTIAGO, June 26 (Xinhua) — China and Chile agreed Tuesday to upgrade their bilateral ties to a strategic partnership, and double trade in three years.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced Tuesday the establishment of China-Chile strategic partnership and the completion of negotiations on investment-related supplementary deals to a bilateral free trade agreement.
During their talks, Wen urged speedy signing and ratification of these supplementary deals and called for the finalization of the China-Chile free trade area.
Wen called on the two nations to expand trade in goods, promote trade in services and mutual investment, and double bilateral trade in three years.