Ariel Armony

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You don’t need to speak Mandarin to get a big smile from your taxi driver in Beijing, Shanghai, or any other major city in China. If the driver is under 40, just say the magic word “Messi.” If he’s older, switch to “Maradona.” Most Chinese love soccer and they have great admiration for Latin American players.

However, beyond that initial smile, your taxi driver (and most average Chinese) will not know much about Latin America. They will be surprised to learn that China relies on Latin America to satisfy the diet needs of its population (soybeans, soybean oil, meat) and the constantly growing demands of the country’s energy and manufacturing sectors (petroleum, iron ore, copper).…  Seguir leyendo »