publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

China and Latin America: strategic partners or competitors?

Juan Manuel Gil Barragán;
  • Published: 26 Jul 2017
  • Publisher: Universidad EAN
Abstract This document has as main objective to discuss the dual role that China is playing in Latin America, on one hand, a strategic trade partner in Asia, source of foreign direct investment (FDI) and key ally in the international arena, on the other hand, China is a formidable competitor particularly in the manufacturing sector. To reach the main objective, we make a brief description of the international trade relation between China and Latin America for the last 15 years, also, a review of the investment flows in different economic sectors, and lastly, a description of the political and diplomatic relation between Latin America and China. From this, it can...
free text keywords: China, Latin America, trade, investment, relations, commodities, América Latina, comercio, inversión, relación, productos básicos., Chine, Amérique latine, Commerce, Investissement, Relation, Produits., comércio, Investimento, relação, productos, Ciencias Sociales, Economía y Negocios, Negocios y Management, HF1-6182, Business, HF5001-6182, Natural resource, Foreign direct investment, Competitor analysis, Economic sector, Latin Americans, Politics, International trade, business.industry, Inversion (meteorology)
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3 Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) member countries are: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Granada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, San Kitts & Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.

9 The 22 countries are: Republic of Kiribati; Republic of the Marshall Islands; Republic of Nauru; Republic of Palau; Solomon Islands; Tuvalu; Burkina Faso; Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe; Kingdom of Swaziland; The Holy See; Belize; Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Republic of Guatemala; Haiti; Republic of Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis; Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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