China is emerging from the Covid-19 crisis in a fairly solid economic position, as the only country in the world to have grown its economy during the pandemic. The IMF estimates that China’s GDP will grow by 1.9 percent this year, even as other major economies around the globe contract sharply. Our panel of experts will consider how and whether China’s relative economic strength will be promoting of enhanced overseas engagement by Chinese companies in the coming months and years. Just how solid is China’s economic footing at present? Are Chinese SOEs and private firms likely to buy assets and develop new projects in LAC sectors such as telecommunications, energy infrastructure, electricity transmission, and transport infrastructure, where China has already established a considerable presence? What are the implications for LAC of an expanding Chinese footprint in numerous sectors?
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Head of China practice, Diaz Reus LLP
Executive Director, China-Brazil Business Council (@claudia_trevis)
Partner, Mayer Brown LLC
Research Professor, US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (@REvanEllis)
Director, Asia & Latin America Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@MyersMargaret)