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China and Latin America: Perceptions, Problems, and Opportunities
This panel explores the changing role of China in Latin America, the economics that drive relations, cultural overtures, and opportunities for the future.
Carol Wise, International Relations, University of Southern California
Julia Strauss, Politics and International Studies, School of Orienal and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Barry Eichengreen, Economics, UC Berkeley
Margaret Myers, Director, China and Latin America Program, Inter-America Dialogue
Harley Shaiken, Education, and Director, Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley
While once China’s relations with Latin America focused on revolutionary movements and social justice, today China’s focus is on markets and materials. With this change have come tensions and new relationships to define and cultivate. From village level competition to tensions at the level of government and industry, changes in both China and Latin America have generated new problems to negotiate, and new relationships to define and cultivate. This panel explores the changing role of China in Latin America, the economics that drive relations, cultural overtures, and opportunities for the future.
Ying Zhu looks at new developments for Chinese and global streaming services.
David Zweig examines China's talent recruitment efforts, particularly towards those scientists and engineers who left China for further study. U.S. universities, labs and companies have long brought in talent from China. Are such people still welcome?