By Shoujun Cui, Manuel Pérez García (eds.)

This quantity explores the coverage dynamics, fiscal commitments and social affects of the quick evolving Sino-LAC kin. China’s engagement with Latin the US and the Caribbean has entered into an period of strategic transition. whereas China is devoted to strengthening its financial and political ties with Latin the USA and the Caribbean, Latin the US as a bloc is enthusiastically echoing China’s undertaking via diverting their concentration towards the opposite facet of the sea. The transitional point of China-LAC ties is exceptional, and is manifested not just within the accelerating momentum of exchange, funding, and mortgage but in addition within the China-CELAC discussion board mechanism that maps out an institutional framework for many years past. whereas Latin the US is redefined as an rising precedence to the management in Beijing, what are the responses from Latin the US and the us? during this feel, specialists from 4 continents offer neighborhood solutions to this worldwide query.

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However, we also need to understand the political dimension of this relationship. It must be recognized that this is not a question about ideologies of the left or right. Rather, it is about understanding a much more complicated phenomenon. China is creating a project with an extraordinary reach—justifying itself as a global power. What is at stake here is China’s purpose and vision as a world leader. As David Shambaugh argues, without such a vision, China can only achieve a “partial power” status instead of becoming a true global power (Shambaugh 2013).

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Furthermore, they analyze the different phases of the development of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) interest in the region since the 1950s until the First Ministerial Meeting of the China-CELAC Cooperation Forum. They argue that China now has a new and unique opportunity to take concrete steps toward the strengthening of political and financial cooperation through the China-CELAC cooperation forum, a platform that accommodates China’s current framework toward the region. Doria and Jaen also depict the shortcomings, risks, challenges, and opportunities this reengagement represents and the implications that recent responses from LAC have on the region’s integration path.

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