Category: Trade Ties and Beyond

Dragon Mart Cancún

The anti-Chinese rhetoric was unmistak-able: “[The Chinese] are a dirty people…They come and they bring their whole family…They occupy the area and it ends up being an invasion because

Waves of Asian Investments in Brazil

China, Japan and South Korea are the most critical economic and political powers in the East Asian region. Latin America represents an important destination of foreign direct investment…

Understanding the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative is an example of how the Chinese invoke their millenary history in their current strategies. In 2013, President Xi Jinping called upon the spirit of the Silk Road, a…

New Pirates in the Caribbean?

English pirates trolled the Caribbean five hundred years ago seeking the best plunder for the British Crown. Spanish colonizers of the Americas shipped the gold and silver from this region…

China-Venezuela Relations

In the spring of 2012 researchers from China’s biggest Latin America-focused think tank, the Beijing-based Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at the Chinese Academy of Social…

China and Latin America Relations

After more than three decades of high rates of economic growth making China the world’s second-largest economy, its government continues to emphasize its status as a developing…

Made in China 2025

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“Made in China 2025” (MIC 2025) is a national strategy announced by the Chinese State Council in 2015 to develop and consolidate China’s manufacturing industry to convert it into a world power

Filling the Infrastructure Gap

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Much has been made of China’s remarkable inroads into Latin America over the past two decades, and with good reason. In 2017 alone, China exported $140 billion in goods, spent about…

Development in Northeast Asia

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I’ve been studying northeast Asia—mainly China, Japan and South Korea—for the past four decades, and I’d like to share with ReVista readers what I consider to be the principal differences…

A Commercial Hit That’s a Product of Censorship

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How do you picture “alpaca” in Chinese characters? With the December 2017 inauguration of the official store of the Peruvian Alpaca brand in a prestigious Beijing mall, and the launching a…


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