China's Expansion into the Western Hemisphere: Implications for Latin America and the United States / Edition 1by Riordan Roett
Pub. Date: 03/28/2008
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
With President Hu Jintao's November 2004 visit to Latin America, China signaled to the rest of the world its growing interest in the region. Many observers welcome this development, highlighting the benefits of increased trade and investment, as well as diplomatic cooperation, for both sides. But other analysts have raised concerns about the relationship's impact… See more details below
With President Hu Jintao's November 2004 visit to Latin America, China signaled to the rest of the world its growing interest in the region. Many observers welcome this development, highlighting the benefits of increased trade and investment, as well as diplomatic cooperation, for both sides. But other analysts have raised concerns about the relationship's impact on Latin American competitiveness and its implications for U.S. influence in Washington's traditional backyard.
In C hina's Expansion into the Western Hemisphere, experts from Latin America, China, and the United States, as well as Europe, analyze the history of this triangular relationship and the motivations of each of the major players. Several chapters focus on China's growing economic ties to the region, including Latin America's role in China's search for energy resources worldwide. Other essays highlight the geopolitical implications of Chinese hemispheric policy and set recent developments in the broader context of China's role in the developing world. Together, they provide an absorbing look at a particularly sensitive aspect of China's emergence as a world power.
Contributors include Christopher Alden (London School of Economics), Robert Devlin (ECLAC), Francisco González (Johns Hopkins–SAIS), Monica Hirst (Torcuato Di Tella University), Josh Kurlantzick (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Xiang Lanxin (Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva), Luisa Palacios (Barclays), Jiang Shixue (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Barbara Stallings (Brown University), Juan Tokatlián (San Andrés University), and Zheng Kai (Fudan University).
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Assessing the Implications of China's Growing Presence in the Western Hemisphere Riordan Roett Guadalupe Paz 1
The Changing Landscape in Sino-Latin American Relations: Views from China and Latin America
The Chinese Foreign Policy Perspective Jiang Shixue 27
An Alternative Chinese View Xiang Lanxin 44
A View from Latin America Juan Gabriel Tokatlian 59
A South-South Perspective Monica Hirst 90
Sino-Latin American Economic and Energy Issues: What Lies Ahead?
China's Economic Rise Robert Devlin 111
Latin America in the Economic Equation-Winners and Losers: What Can Losers Do? Francisco E. Gonzalez 148
Latin America as China's Energy Supplier Luisa Palacios 170
The Broader Context: Lessons for Latin America from China's Role in Southeast Asia and Africa
China's Growing Influence in Southeast Asia Joshua Kurlantzick 193
China's New Engagement with Africa Chris Alden 213
The United States, China, and Latin America: What Kind of Triangle?
The U.S.-China-Latin America Triangle: Implications for the Future Barbara Stallings 239
About the Authors 261
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