By the Numbers: China’s Mining Activity in Latin America

This article is the first in a four-part series on Chinese mining engagement in Latin America, which coincides with the launch of a new report authored by Iacob Koch-Weser.  Koch-Weser’s report provides the first-ever, ...


New IDB Report Outlines LAC Investment Patterns in China

We pleased to circulate a new study released by the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). In the report, authors Theodore Kahn, Mauricio Mesquita Moreira and ...


Will Default Dampen China-Argentina Ties?

Following a prolonged legal tussle between Argentina and foreign creditors from the country’s 2001 nonpayment on debt obligations, the Fernández administration’s refusal to comply with a US court order to ...

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Latin America Fastest Growing Destination for Chinese FDI in 2013

On September 9th, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), in conjunction with several related agencies, released the 2013 Annual Statistical Bulletin of China’s Foreign Direct Investment. Findings from 2013 show rapid growth in Latin America’s share of overseas investment. MOFCOM’s report also notes shifts in the composition of China’s FDI as firms adapt to an increasingly […]

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Chinese Media Take Note of LAC Economies in August

The Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America program is pleased to provide monthly reports on China’s media coverage of Latin America. Though still relatively limited, Chinese media reporting on Latin America has expanded in recent years. Coverage generally highlights economic opportunities in the region, high-level visits, and security and other challenges evident in certain Latin […]

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Growing Chinese Presence Challenges Taiwan’s Influence

In June, Nicaragua’s Congress approved a concession for the construction of a new transoceanic canal that will be financed by Chinese businessman Wang Jing and his firm, HKND. The project has been heavily scrutinized, both as a source of competition for the Panama Canal and as an example of China’s expanding economic influence (more analysis […]

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Charting China’s Diplomatic Ties: An Infographic from Global Times

The following infographic by Global Times, which was brought to our attention by CFR’s Elizabeth Economy, details China’s complex and multi-layered matrix of diplomatic partnerships. Generally speaking, China maintains a four-tiered classification system that includes cooperative, comprehensive cooperative, strategic, and comprehensive strategic partnerships. But as indicated below, there are several exceptions to this framework. China refrains from […]

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Empresas chinas responden a la Reforma Energética mexicana

Tras una reforma constitucional ratificada en diciembre de 2013, el gobierno de México este mes aprobó la legislación secundaria que impulsará las reformas energéticas del país. Se espera que los cambios radicales efecutados por la administración de Enrique Peña Nieto reviertan la disminución en la producción de petróleo y gas, aumenten el PIB nacional, y […]

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