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China and Latin America in Transition

Policy Dynamics, Economic Commitments, and Social Impacts

  • Shoujun Cui
  • Manuel Pérez García

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. China’s New Commitments and Responses from Latin America

  3. Trade, FDI, Agriculture and Intellectual Property

  4. Culture, Civil Society and Social Impacts

  5. Shoujun Cui, Manuel Pérez García
    Pages E1-E2
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-266

About this book


This volume explores the policy dynamics, economic commitments and social impacts of the fast evolving Sino-LAC relations. China’s engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean has entered into an era of strategic transition. While China is committed to strengthening its economic and political ties with Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin America as a bloc is enthusiastically echoing China’s endeavor by diverting their focus toward the other side of the ocean. The transitional aspect of China-LAC ties is phenomenal, and is manifested not only in the accelerating momentum of trade, investment, and loan but also in the China-CELAC Forum mechanism that maps out an institutional framework for decades beyond. While Latin America is redefined as an emerging priority to the leadership in Beijing, what are the responses from Latin America and the United States? In this sense, experts from four continents provide local answers to this global question. 


China Latin America policy dynamics economic commitments social impacts

Editors and affiliations

  • Shoujun Cui
    • 1
  • Manuel Pérez García
    • 2
  1. 1.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

About the editors

Cui Shoujun is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at the School of International Studies at Renmin University of China (RUC). He is founder and director of the Centre for Latin America Studies at RUC. He also acts as the executive director of the Contemporary China Studies Program (CCSP) at RUC.

Manuel Pérez García is Associate Professor at the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China. He is founder and director of the Global History Network (GHN) in China (  He has published and edited several books and articles in journals listed in SSCI. He is editor and reviewer of Latin American, European, and Asian academic journals.

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