Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: China’s Learning Process In Latin America

Rebecca Ray on how patterns of trade and investment in Latin America have evolved in recent years.
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It’s been two decades since China started to trade and invest heavily in Latin America, and in that time, the terms of the relationship have changed. There has been a move into clean energy and more long-term investments in infrastructure, including electrical grids. In this episode, Brian Winter and Rebecca Ray look at where the relationship is at and where it’s headed. They discuss Chinese and Latin American goals, what the latest numbers on trade and investment mean, as well as potential stumbling blocks for the development of the partnership. Ray is Senior Academic Researcher at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center. She produces the annual China-Latin America Economic Bulletin series and the China’s Overseas Development Finance Database.

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Rebecca Ray is Senior Academic Researcher at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center. She produces the annual China-Latin America Economic Bulletin series and the China’s Overseas Development Finance Database.

Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief.

Supplemental reading: 

China’s Evolving Presence in Latin America by Felipe Larraín B. and Pepe Zhang

How Latin America Can Navigate the China-US Trade Wars by Felipe Larraín B. and Pepe Zhang

AQ Podcast: How China’s Presence In Latin America Is Changing

WEBCAST: Navigating the China-U.S. Divide: A Challenge for Latin America

Latin America Doesn’t Want a New Cold War by Juan Gabriel Tokatlian

Why Mexico’s Relationship with China Is So Complicated by Martha Bárcena


Tags: AQ Podcast, China, China and Latin America, Economy, Latin America
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