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China in Latin America

China in Latin America

At its eighth meeting, CEBRI’s China Analysis Group Meeting held a constructive dialogue about the different aspects of China’s presence in Latin America, and the risks and benefits involved. Overall, participants noted that Chinese engagement in the region through trade and investments is closely related to the reproduction of a geopolitical model aimed at promoting access to natural resources. Another important stream of activities include infrastructure investments and projects, mostly through engineering and construction services. Although there could be a potential for investments to help diversify the relationship, they have mostly reinforced existing asymmetries in the trade structure between China and Latin America.

China in Latin America

At its eighth meeting, CEBRI’s China Analysis Group Meeting held a constructive dialogue about the different aspects of China’s presence in Latin America, and the risks and benefits involved. Overall, participants noted that Chinese engagement in the region through trade and investments is closely related to the reproduction of a geopolitical model aimed at promoting access to natural resources. Another important stream of activities include infrastructure investments and projects, mostly through engineering and construction services. Although there could be a potential for investments to help diversify the relationship, they have mostly reinforced existing asymmetries in the trade structure between China and Latin America.

Participants in this publication

Tatiana Rosito
Senior Fellow

Senior Advisor at the New Development Bank (NDB)

Benjamin Creutzfeldt
Resident Postdoctoral Fellow for China-Latin America-U.S. Affairs at the Foreign Policy Institute

Chang Yunbo
Chairman of Concremat and CEO of CCCC South America

Enrique Dussel Peters
Professor at the Graduate School of Economics at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Renato Baumann
Undersecretary of Foreign Investment in the Executive Secretariat of the Ministry of Economy

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