Past Event

China's Global Rise: Implications for the Americas

Barbara Kotschwar (PIIE), Kimberly Ann Elliott (PIIE), Christopher Sabatini (<em>Americas Quarterly</em> and Americas Society/Council of the Americas), Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty (President, McLarty Associates), Theodore H. Moran (PIIE), Arvind Subramanian (PIIE), Inés Bustillo (United Nations ECLAC Washington Office) and Eric Farnsworth (Council of the Americas)

Details

February 15, 2012 3:00 AM
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

Event Summary

The Americas Society and the Peterson Institute for International Economics cohosted the launch of the Winter 2012 issue of Americas Quarterly, "China's Global Rise: Implications for the Americas," on February 15, 2012. Christopher Sabatini, Americas Quarterly and Americas Society/Council of the Americas, introduced the event, followed by a keynote address by Thomas F. McLarty, III, President, McLarty Associates.

The event included a presentation of original Peterson Institute research on Chinese foreign direct investment in mining in Latin America and a panel discussion offering new perspectives on the China–Latin America relationship. Panel participants discussed the impact of China's economic rise on Latin American politics and US relations, how China's growing presence in Latin America affects US political and economic interests, and whether Chinese mining companies are complying with labor and environmental standards.

Event Materials

Working Paper 12-3: Chinese Investment in Latin American Resources: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Barbara Kotschwar, Theodore H. Moran, and Julia Muir
February 2012

Presentation: Chinese Investment in Latin American Resources: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [pdf]
Barbara Kotschwar, Theodore H. Moran, and Julia Muir
February 15, 2012