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The Dialogue’s China and Latin America program engages and informs academics, policy makers, and private sector leaders from China, Latin America, and the United States on evolving themes in China-Latin America relations. We seek to determine areas of interest, identify shared priorities, and establish various means by which emerging relationships can be made productive for all countries involved.
Since 2004, and President Hu Jintao's historic visit to the region, China’s interactions in Latin America have expanded far beyond initial Taiwan-related diplomatic engagement. China’s political and trade-based ties with Latin America have flourished over the past decade, producing substantial economic benefits for China and its principal trade partners in Latin America. Over the past few years, however, China has moved beyond initial trade-based contact toward more complex diplomatic, cultural, and investment-related interactions. As a result, a number of new themes and questions are emerging.
Chinese and Latin American governments have yet to satisfactorily understand one another's interests or to fully determine the implications of increasingly complex Sino-Latin American relationships. Nor have Latin American countries taken full advantage of the range of opportunities emerging from enhanced relations with China. Our working group, program events, and publications aim to address perceived challenges by forging the basis for constructive, mutually beneficial relations between China, Latin America, and the United States over the long term.
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Michael Shifter, President
Margaret Myers, Program Director
Zhao Yanan, Intern
William Perez, Intern
Yuan Li, Intern
For more information, contact Margaret Myers at email@example.com or (202) 463-2575.
PUBLICATIONS | ARTICLES AND OP-EDS | IN THE PRESS | EVENTS | PARTNERS & SPONSORS
CHINA AND LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP | NEWS SUMMARIES | CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY
- Latin America’s Role in RMB Internationalization, by Jahangir Aziz, China and Latin America Economics Brief, Inter-American Dialogue, January 2013.
- Capitalizing on the China Cycle: Time is Running Out for Latin America, by Kevin P. Gallagher, China and Latin America Economics Brief, Inter-American Dialogue, December 2012.
- China's Free Trade Agreements in South America, by Carol Wise, China and Latin America Economics Brief, Inter-American Dialogue, November 2012.
- The United States, Latin America, and China: A "Triangular Relationship"?, by Evan Ellis, Inter-American Dialogue, April 2012.
- The New Banks in Town: Chinese Finance in Latin America (Full Text), by Kevin Gallagher, Amos Irwin, and Katherine Koleski, Inter-American Dialogue, February 2012.
- The New Banks in Town: Chinese Finance in Latin America (Abstract)
ARTICLES AND OP-EDS
IN THE PRESS
- ¿Qué significará el 12º Plan Quinquenal de China para las relaciones sino-latinoamericanas?, by Margaret Myers and Yang Zhimin, Apuntes, April 2013.
- What Is Driving Peru's Relationship With China?, by Cynthia McClintock, Margaret Myers, and Carlos Mateo Paz-Soldan, Latin America Advisor, March 19, 2013.
- What Chavez Taught China, by Margaret Myers, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, January 18, 2013.
- How 'Strategically Important' Is Latin America for China?, by Erik Bethel, Margaret Myers, and Sun Hongbo, Latin America Advisor, January 18, 2013.
- Will There Be Any Surprises for Sino-Latin Energy Ties in 2013?, by R. Evan Ellis, Margaret Myers, and Jeremy Martin, Latin America Energy Advisor, November 30, 2012.
- Are Mexican Factories Gaining an Upper Hand Against China's?, by Andrés Rozental, Margaret Myers, James R. Jones, Felipe Canales, Latin America Advisor, September 18, 2012.
- What Is on the Horizon for Asia-Latin America Trade?, by Ann Lee, Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Margaret Myers, Latin America Advisor, May 16, 2012.
- China's engagement with Latin America: More of the same?, by Margaret Myers, Conference: "Asia and Latin America: Setting the Agenda", April 10, 2012.
- Australia's Latin American Opportunity, by Alexis Arthur, The Interpreter, March 21, 2012.
- China’s Rise and Latin America: A Global, Long-Term Perspective, by Uri Dadush and Shimelse Ali, International Economic Bulletin, March 8, 2012.
- Taiwán, China y América Latina, by Margaret Myers Infolatam, January 12, 2012.
- No es Grecia, es China, by Moises Naim, El Pais,
October 1, 2011.
- How Big of an Economic Threat Does China Pose to Brazil?, by David Kupfer, Gary Hufbauer, Margaret Myers, and John Williamson, Latin America Advisor, September 21, 2011.
- Testing the China-Peru Relationship, by Margaret Myers, Miami Herald, August 14, 2011.
- How Is China Changing Latin America's Energy Sector?, by Margaret Myers, Kirk Sherr and Roger Tissot, Latin America Advisor, July 22, 2011.
- The Politics of Disaster Relief: China, Taiwan and the Haitian Earthquake, by Daniel Erikson, China Brief, February 4, 2010.
- China in the Caribbean: The New Big Brother, by Daniel Erikson, China Brief, December 16, 2009.
- China's Strategy toward Central America: The Costa Rican Nexus, by Daniel Erikson, China Brief, May 27, 2009.
- America Latina y sus nuevas amistades, by Moises Naim, El Pais, November 23, 2008.
- China's New Foray into Latin America, by David Shambaugh, member of the China and Latin America Working Group, Yale Global Online, November 2008.
MORE PROGRAM ARTICLES
- China plays be its own rules while going global, Margaret Myers in Huffington Post, February 16, 2013.
- Chavez Cancer Freezes Venezuela’s Overseas Oil Funding: Energy, Margaret Myers in Bloomberg, January 25, 2013.
- Weineiruila bingren chaweisi (Venezuela's Patient, Chavez), Michael Shifter in China's Southern Metropolis Daily, January 18, 2013.
- India’s interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, Margaret Myers in StabroekNews.com, January 13, 2013.
- A World of Challenges Awaits the President, Michael Shifter in the Wall Street Journal (Chinese edition), November 7, 2012.
- More Than Mining, Margaret Myers in China Offshore, Spring 2012.
- OEA - Obama deberá encarar a una América Latina desilusionada por no haber relanzado las relaciones con la región, Margaret Myers in Europress, April 10, 2012.
- China ties may be curse in disguise, South China Morning Post, September 26, 2011.
- China Breaks Latin America's 'Hundred Years of Growth Solitude', IPS, September 20, 2011.
- China may not be long-term engine of Latin American growth, IPS, August 19, 2011.
- China makes its move as U.S. falls back in Latin America, McClatchy Newspapers, July 8, 2009.
- Flu spat cools budding Mexico-China relationship, Reuters, May 5, 2009.
- Clinton sees China, Iran inroads in Latin America, Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2009.
CHINA AND LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP
The Dialogue has assembled a Working Group of experts from the United States, Latin America, China and Australia to identify emerging areas of interest in the evolving China-Latin America relationship. The Working Group’s inaugural meeting took place on September 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. A series of policy papers examining critical issues in the China-Latin America relationship is forthcoming.
- Perspectives on the Future of China-Venezuela Relations, March 22, 2013.
- The Political Economy of China-Latin American Relations, co-sponsored by USC, October 26, 2012.
- Chinese Trade and Investment in Latin America: Perspectives from Colombia and Ecuador, September 21, 2012.
- China's Leadership Transition: Implications for Latin America, September 18, 2012.
- La estrategia de China en América Latina: ¿Qué busca en Colombia?, June 27, 2012.
- Demystifying the Chinese Economy, March 7, 2012.
- Chinese Loans to Latin America: A Better Deal?, February 17, 2012.
- Beyond the China Boom: Latin America's Long-Term Growth Prospects, November 22, 2011.
- Reassessing China-Mexico Competition,
September 16, 2011.
- Assessing Dilma Rousseff's Approach to Chinese Competition, August 29, 2011.
- China and Latin America: Discussion and Book Launch, July 19, 2009.
- China and Latin America: Political and Economic Outlooks, February 19, 2009.
- China and Latin America: What Next?, November 3, 2008.
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