ABSTRACT

China's Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean [Updated May 18, 2021]   [open pdf - 668KB]

From the Document: "As the People's Republic of China (PRC) has increased its engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years, U.S. policymakers have raised questions regarding potential implications for U.S. interests in the region. China's engagement with the region has grown significantly since 2001, particularly in terms of diplomatic and economic ties. This growth reflects China's global 'soft power' efforts and 'influence operations' worldwide. A succession of Chinese leaders and other officials have visited the region to court governments. In turn, regional leaders and officials have frequently visited China. The PRC has signed a variety of bilateral partnership agreements with countries throughout the region, including 'comprehensive strategic partnerships' with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10982
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Date:
2021-05-18
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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