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Teleconference- China’s Broadening Footprint in Latin America: From Beijing to Buenos Aires

President Xi Jinping begins a trip to four Latin American countries.

July 11, 2014 10:00am to 11:00am

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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Andrew Selee
Executive Vice President, Wilson Center

Jorge Heine
Chile’s Ambassador-designate to the People’s Republic of China

Adriana Abdenur
BRICS Policy Center, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Richard Feinberg
Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego

Gonzalo Paz
Georgetown University

Robert Daly
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Wilson Center

Cynthia J. Arnson
Latin American Program, Wilson Center