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

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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Jul. 11, 2014
10:00am – 11:00am
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Teleconference—China’s Broadening Footprint in Latin America: From Beijing to Buenos Aires

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.

Toll-Free Conference Line: 888-947-9018
Conference Line: 1-517-308-9006
Passcode: 13304

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


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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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