PHOENIX (AP) - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says the U.S. should expand its partnership with Mexico to promote business - or face being left behind by China's emergence as the world's superpower.
Fox spoke Thursday morning at a news conference in Peoria, Ariz., saying China's economy is forecast to emerge as the world's largest in a decade or so.
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/SiqfdR) he later gave a keynote speech at an event aimed at promoting trade relations between Arizona and Mexico.
Fox led Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He says that with a new president set to take over in Mexico and the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., there's an opportunity for a "new path based on ... humanism, on compassion and on friendship" within the framework of shared western values.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com
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