SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — China and Chile are aiming to double their trade to $60 billion by 2015.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who met President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago in the last stop of his South American tour.
China is Chile's top trade partner, but the Andean country has mostly missed out on the Chinese investment boom and Pinera's government has been pushing for more direct investment from the Asian giant. China is particularly interested in Chile because it is the world's biggest copper supplier. But Chilean entrepreneurs also see a huge potential to feed China's voracious appetite for commodities and its new taste buds for wine, salmon and other top Chilean products.