Heine Interviewed on Honduras-China Relationship

Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, spoke about the burgeoning trade and diplomatic relationship between Honduras and China in an interview with PhoenixTV Hong Kong.

Among a panel of other experts commenting on the relationship, Heine offered his thoughts on the benefits of trade between both sides. He reminded the audience that “Honduras is one of poorest countries in Central America” and that it “needs more trade and investment.” Heine posits that, in light of the new relationship, this investment will likely come from China. Honduras is not the only country that will be able to benefit from this arrangement; China also can take advantage of numerous trade and investment opportunities that will present themselves.

Heine also commented on the underlying trend that the new relationship between Honduras and China illustrates: namely, that countries, especially in Latin  America, can no longer be forced to choose between the United States and China.

The full interview can be watched here.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007), and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his Pardee School faculty profile.