The coastal city of Zhuhai in China’s Guangdong province is quickly becoming a focal point of China’s efforts to strengthen relations with the LAC region.
What will the Chinese Communist Party’s recent leadership reshuffle mean for China’s future engagement with Latin America?
After months of rhetorical censure of Chinese firms’ rash investment decisions, China’s State Council has published a new set of guidelines to manage the stream of foreign investment currently pouring out from the country.
Since 2005, China has provided more than USD 119 billion in loan commitments to Latin American countries and firms. The China-Latin America Finance Database, which was developed by the Inter-American Dialogue in collabortion with the Boston University Global Economic Governance Initiative, provides up-to-date information on Chinese lending in Latin America by country, lender, sector, and year.
In recent months, Beijing has launched an unprecedented charm offensive in Mexico, including a series of investments and renewed talk of a bilateral trade pact, among other forms of outreach.
Margaret Myers, Directora del Programa de Latinoamérica y el Mundo, opina sobre la alianza de Venezuela con China y lo que significa esta para el panorama venezolano.
In terms of foreign policy personnel, it was a most unremarkable Party Congress, says Ricardo Barrios.