Chile is one of the frontrunners in the global scramble for vaccines on a per capita basis, something Ambassador Heine attributes to its “good relations with many countries around the world.”
“Let us hope that, now that Chile has a significant stock of vaccines…[it will] emerge with renewed brio from what has been a most trying and difficult period.”
“What you have is a situation in which…there are strong links with China…I would argue that the vaccines are part of that great presence.”
Ambassador Heine spoke about the history of Chilean-Chinese relations and the new book Chile-China Relations: A Comprehensive Approach.
Ambassador Heine discusses Chile and China’s strengthening diplomatic ties, as well as China’s major role in Chilean trade.
“There is little doubt that the current tensions affecting the international order will test not only ties between China and Chile, but also those between China and other Latin American countries.”
Ambassador Heine discussed the strange concern surrounding Chinese FDI in Chile.
“Chile is at a turning point. The opportunity to come up with a new constitution…beckons.”
“In 200 years of independent history, Chile has had three constitutions…none of them the product of a democratically elected body…This will now be remedied.”
Chile’s 1980 constitution is “an obsolete and anachronistic document that needs to be replaced.”
Ambassador Heine discusses protests and demonstrations against racism that took place around the world.
Ambassador Heine discusses the effectiveness of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera.
Amb Heine writes OpEd in La Tercera outlining why this is Asia’s century, and why India matters; not just to Donald Trump but also to Latin America.
Amb. Jorge Heine discusses the ongoing political unrest in Chile and its implications on Canadian banks.
Amb. Jorge Heine was interviewed for a television segment on the ongoing anti-government protests in Chile.
Amb. Jorge Heine discusses the recent presidential election in Argentina as well as protests in Chile.
Pardee Professor Renata Keller spoke to the media on the implications of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s decision to remove her Cabinet.