The USC U.S.-China Institute talks with author David M. Lampton on his new book, which examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.
Teleconference- China’s Broadening Footprint in Latin America: From Beijing to Buenos Aires
President Xi Jinping begins a trip to four Latin American countries.
This week Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a trip to four Latin American countries. In Brazil, he will attend a summit meeting of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and meet with leaders of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Subsequently, he will visit Argentina, Cuba, and Venezuela.
What are China’s economic, political, and strategic interests in the region? And while China is the most important Asian partner for many Latin American countries, how have relations with other Asian countries—India, South Korea, Japan—also broadened considerably?
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Executive Vice President, Wilson Center
Chile’s Ambassador-designate to the People’s Republic of China
BRICS Policy Center, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Wilson Center
Cynthia J. Arnson
Latin American Program, Wilson Center