The Heat: China’s investments in Latin America

The Heat

China and Latin America may be on opposites sides of the globe but they’re getting closer through commercial trade and investments.

The Belt and Road Initiative has been rapidly expanding in the region. And countries like Brazil and Argentina, which haven’t formally joined BRI, are also seeing benefits. By 2025, Chinese companies are expected to have invested $250 billion dollars in Latin America.

CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

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To discuss all of this:

  • Claudia Trevisan is a non-resident Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at John Hopkins University.
  • Pepe Zhang is the associate director for China at the Atlantic Council’s Center for Latin America.
  • June Teufel Dreyer is a professor of political science at the University of Miami.
  • Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.

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