According to the International Monetary Fund, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is experiencing continued low economic growth amid a stalling COVID-19 recovery, rampant inflation, and the knock-on effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine. China, too, is facing economic uncertainties, even as growth is expected to markedly increase this year. Amid these difficulties, China-LAC deal-making continues more or less apace, however — often related to the shifting economic realities brought about by climate change and energy transformation.
Join us on Wednesday, May 24 from 9:00-10:00 AM EDT for a virtual discussion of China’s evolving economic relations with LAC, featuring new findings and data from the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and the Inter-American Dialogue. What trends were evident in China-LAC economic engagement in 2022? How are China-LAC trade, investment, development finance, debt, and diplomacy evolving amid shifting economic demands and new policy agendas? And what are the prospects for future China-LAC engagement across economic sectors?
Director, Asia and Latin America Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@MyersMargaret)
Senior Academic Researcher, Global Development Policy Center, Boston University (@BUBeckyRay)
Founder and CEO, East Consulting
Editor for Latin America (Southern Cone), Diálogo Chino (@ferminkoop)
WATCH THE RECORDING HERE:
- Myers: “We are seeing a rethinking of the ways in which China engages globally, whether in the financial realm or otherwise.”
- China’s Lending to Latin America and the Caribbean Begins Again with Smaller, Targeted Support
- At a Crossroads: Chinese Development Finance to Latin America and the Caribbean, 2022
- Chinese Loans to Latin America and the Caribbean Database