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

July 11, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Event Co-sponsors: 
Brazil Institute
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Asia Program
Podcast (Audio-only): 
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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?

This is a teleconference to be held by phone, NOT at the Wilson Center.

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Several of the speakers on this call are also contributors to the forthcoming publication "Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Century". Their chapters are available for download below. 


Brazil-Asia Trade: Emerging Configurations

Latin American-Asian Trade Flows: No Turning Back

Argentina and Asia: China’s Reemergence, Argentina’s Recovery


Event Speakers List: 
  • Andrew Selee // Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute
  • Jorge Heine // Global Fellow
    Chile’s Ambassador-designate to the People’s Republic of China; Former Chilean Cabinet Minister and Ambassador; CIGI Professor of Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University
  • BRICS Policy Center, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Richard Feinberg // Former Public Policy Scholar
    Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
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