On May 24, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center co-hosted a webinar titled “At a Crossroads: China’s Post-Pandemic Economic Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.” The event considered China’s dynamic and evolving economic engagement with the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and drew upon new findings and data from the Inter-American Dialogue and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center.
Myers: “China is encountering all sorts of debt-related challenges globally, this includes in Latin America and the Caribbean … but also when you look at the numbers this is not specifically a one region phenomenon.”
On April 16, Margaret Myers, director of the Asia and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue spoke with Ada Derana English about new trends in Chinese overseas economic engagement.
Myers: “Hemos visto la aceleración de inversiones en sectores…vistos en China como muy importantes para su propio crecimiento económico…”
El 14 de abril, Margaret Myers, directora del Programa de Asia y América Latina del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con Voz de America sobre tendencias en la relación entre China y América Latina.
Margaret Myers wrote for the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Weekly Asado on Chinese companies’ continued investment in energy generation and transmission in the LAC region.
Myers: “We are seeing a rethinking of the ways in which China engages globally, whether in the financial realm or otherwise.”
In the newest episode of The China-Global South Project Podcast, Margaret Myers, director of the Asia and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, considered new trends in Chinese economic engagement with the LAC region.
Margaret Myers and Rebecca Ray wrote for The China Global South Project on Chinese Finance to LAC in 2022.
On March 31, Foreign Policy cited the newly-released Inter-American Dialogue’s and Boston University Global Development Policy Center report on 2022 Chinese finance to LAC.
China’s development finance institutions demonstrated renewed interest in lending to LAC in 2022, issuing US$813 million in loans to three LAC governments or state institutions.
Augusto de la Torre analyzes the Ecuador-China agreement to restructure $4.4 billion of Ecuador’s debt with Chinese banks.
Again this year, China’s policy banks—China Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import Bank of China (Eximbank)—issued no new finance to Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) governments or state-run companies, according to findings from the Inter-American Dialogue’s Asia and Latin America Program and the Boston University Global Development Policy Center (GDP).
China Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of China issued no new finance to Latin American and Caribbean governments or state-run companies in 2020.
Future Chinese engagement with Latin America will be carefully justified on the basis of economic and/or political return on investment.
The year 2019 was among the lowest on record for Chinese state-to-state finance in Latin America, with only approximately $1.1 billion in loans from China Development Bank and China Eximbank to Latin American governments and state-owned enterprises.
China provided relatively little state finance to Latin America in 2018, but China remains a key source of credit for some countries in LAC.