China is now Latin America’s biggest lender, a major investor and trading partner. As new models of regional and hemispheric engagement are taking shape, understanding the effects of these burgeoning partnerships on Latin American environments, policy, emissions and climate change is of critical importance for both China and Latin America.  But despite their importance, Chinese operations in Latin America remain under-reported in the Latin American, Chinese and international media.


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Diálogo Chino


Diálogo Chino aims to foster a better understanding of this relationship and of the environmental challenges that it presents. With staff in London and São Paulo and a network of contributors both in China and Latin America, we produce and disseminate information across linguistic and cultural barriers that will facilitate constructive dialogue on China and Latin America. Diálogo Chino is a multilingual platform for journalists, public officials, academics, civil society and the business community to engage with the topics that will come to define the nature of China-Latin America relations.


Diálogo Chino is an initiative of chinadialogue, an independent, bilingual, Chinese English website that promotes communication on the environment and climate change. It is a non-profit organisation based in London and Beijing.


Our Team


isabel hiltonIsabel Hilton is a London based writer and broadcaster with extensive experience reporting from China and Latin America for major print and online media. She has authored and co-authored several books and holds honorary doctorates from Bradford and Sterling universities. Isabel is founder and editor of chinadialogue.net




Cristina closeCristina Veiga is Editor of Diálogo Chino and is based in São Paulo, Brazil. As a freelance journalist, she has worked as an international correspondent for major Brazilian and Argentine media outlets. She also has extensive experience in the energy and NGO sectors.




rob bioRobert Soutar is Managing Editor of Diálogo Chino, based in London. He holds an MSc in Comparative Politics (Latin America) and a BA in Hispanic Studies. Prior to joining Diálogo Chino, Robert worked at international NGOs and in television production.





LiuLiu Jianqiang is Beijing editor of chinadialogue. Before joining chinadialogue, Liu was a senior investigative reporter with Southern Weekend, China’s most influential investigative newspaper.





Laura Woolauradbury works for chinadialogue and Dialogo Chino as an administrative assistant. She has a BA in Environmental Studies and worked and volunteered for environmental government and non-profit organisations in the States before joining chinadialogue.





jessica Jessica Jacoby has a BA in Chinese Studies from Oxford University and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, where she specialised in environmental economics and low carbon urban development in China. Her professional background includes project management in the language services industry




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Diálogo Chino is an editorially independent platform and is grateful to the following for their support.


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Avina was founded in 1994 by Swiss entrepreneur Stephan Schmidheiny who inspired the vision that still guides the organization today. Avina’s mission is to “impact sustainable development from Latin America by creating favourable conditions for diverse actors to join forces in contributing to the common good.




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