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    China/Latin America Economic Relations in the Trump Era: Old Challenges, New Opportunities

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    Date(s) - 05/06/2017
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


    Embassy of Chile


    1 Dong Si Jie Sanlitun, Beijing, China



    Entrance Fee

    During the first decade or so of the 21st Century, China jumped from being close to one of South America’s smallest trading partners to becoming its number one. Investment from China’s development banks has outstripped that of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank combined. Foreign direct investment has soared.  Latin America’s “China Boom” has spawned the best growth rate since the 1950s and helped erase some of the inequalities that occurred during the neo-liberal period of the 1990s.  However, for some, China’s economic surge may have accentuated the premature de-industrialization of the region, and caused an uptick in social and environmental conflicts. Over the past few years, the agenda in Sino-Latin American relations has expanded considerably, with many issues to be addressed in the II China-Latin America Ministerial Forum to be held in Santiago, Chile, in January 2018.
    As China’s growth and economic strategy pivots, what is in store for Latin America? Now that trade is no longer the main driver of  Sino-LAC relations, which other factors will play that role ?  How does the election of President Trump in the US add to the equation? Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher will share insights from his new book: The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus ( Oxford University Press, 2016).

    The event will be moderated by Ambassador Jorge Heine, Ambassador of Chile to China, who has written extensively on the subject, and will introduce the speaker.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Kevin P. Gallagher is professor of Global Development Policy and director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) at Boston University’s Pardee School for Global Studies. GEGI’s mission is to advance policy relevant research on governance for financial stability, human development, and the environment on a global scale. Dr. Gallagher is the author of The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus, Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-border Finance, The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization (with Roberto Porzecanski), The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley, and Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond. Dr. Gallagher served on the U.S. Department of State’s Investment Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the International Investment Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at the Paul Nitze School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico; Tsinghua University in China; and the Center for State and Society in Argentina.

    DATE: June 5 (Monday5:30-7pm

    VENUE: The Embassy of Chile, 1 Dong Si Jie, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100600. Bring passport/photo ID.

    ENTRANCE: FCCC Members free, non-members: 100RMB (All guests must register via the link below.)

    The formal proceedings will be followed by a light buffet dinner.


    Bookings are closed for this event.