Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by CGTN about the relations between China and Latin American countries. The conversation covered a wide array of topics ranging from the recent bilateral meetings that Chinese President Xi Jinping held with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, as well as the stark contrast between Chinese and US influence in the Americas.
As the rivalry between the United States and China escalates, ABC News Australia spoke with Margaret Myers, Director of the Asia & Latin America Program, regarding the implications of Sino-American competition in Latin America and China’s strategy towards the region.
This year, Dialogue experts were chosen to provide background information and analysis of US policy towards Latin America and China-Latin America relations for Great Decisions, the largest program focusing on the discussion of world affairs in the United States..
Since 2010, a series of Chinese government policies has supported the development of increasingly high quality Latin American and other area studies centers across the country, primarily in an effort to inform China’s foreign policy-making.
China is increasingly relying on public diplomacy to support its economic engagement in the region. The country’s state media already plays a significant part in promoting a productive relationship with Latin America.
This report offers an extensive review of the English, Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese literature on Chinese overseas energy sector engagement, highlighting a sub-set of issues especially relevant to policymakers. These include China’s effect on global commodity markets, the country’s outbound investment policies, and the extent to which China has a centralized strategy for overseas energy resource acquisition. The report concludes with timely suggestions for further research on Chinese energy engagement in the Americas.