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Trade Between Chile And China Grew 22 Percent In 7 Years As China Became Chile's Biggest Trading Partner
(Chile's President Sebastián Piñera, left, with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Gobierno de Chile)
September 06 2013, IBTIMES
Trade between Chile and China grew 22 percent since the two countries signed a Free Trade Agreement(FTA) in 2005. According to the Chilean Department of Studies of International Economic Relations, or Direcon, as it's known in Spanish, in 2012 Chile-China trading increased 4 percent compared to the previous year.