China’s Xi hails ‘new horizons’ in ties with Argentina

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China's President Xi Jinping and his Argentinian counterpart Cristina Kirchner shake hands after signing bilateral agreements at the Government Palace in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 2014Relations between Argentina and China are poised to reach unprecedented “new horizons,” visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday, addressing lawmakers in Buenos Aires during his summit visit here. Xi is on a Latin American charm offensive to secure bilateral trade deals — particularly coveted raw materials — from governments throughout the region. China is Argentina’s third-largest trading partner behind the South American Mercosur bloc and the European Union, and one of its main destinations for food exports.