China’s Economic and Political Role in Latin America

This report aims to answer the questions: How has China’s role in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region developed, and, especially, what have been the nature and impact of recent economic and political relations between China and Latin American countries, as well as perceptions and reactions in the region?

This is the first of three reports prepared for the China Knowledge Network (CKN). The research for and the production of the reports was carried out within the framework agreement for the CKN. The aim of the CKN is to promote strategic knowledge development about China for the national government of the Netherlands. Responsibility for the content and for the opinions expressed rests solely with the authors and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, an endorsement by the Secretariat of the China Knowledge Network and/or the commissioning ministries.
 

This CEDLA report is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0 Licence), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright is retained by the authors.
 

Recommended citation: Hogenboom, B., Baud, M., Gonzalez-Vicente, R. and Steinhöfel, D. (2022), China’s Economic and Political Role in Latin America (China’s Role in Latin America and the Caribbean, No. 1), Amsterdam: CEDLA–UvA.

 

About the authors 
 
  • Barbara Hogenboom is Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA). She is Managing Editor of the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (ERLACS).
     

  • Michiel Baud is Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam and former Director of CEDLA (2000–2017). Previously, he was Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Leiden (1995–2000).
     

  • Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente is Associate Professor in Political Economy at the University of Birmingham. He previously worked at the City University of Hong Kong (2012–2016) and the University of Leiden (2017–2021). He is Editor at The People’s Map of Global China.
     

  • Diego Steinhöfel is Research Assistant at CEDLA–UvA. He previously worked at Brot für die Welt (2021) and at German Development Cooperation, GIZ (2016–2019). He graduated in Latin American Studies from CEDLA.

The authors want to thank Javier Corrales, Rogier Creemers, Juan Pablo Hidalgo, Kees Koonings and Karolien van Teijlingen for their insights, which have helped to shape this report.
 

Design and Layout: Miren Zubizarreta.

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China’s Economic and Political Role in Latin America

BARBARA HOGENBOOM
MICHIEL BAUD
RUBEN GONZALEZ-VICENTE
DIEGO STEINHÖFEL

PLEASE FIND HERE THE THREE REPORTS OF THIS RESEARCH: