China in Latin America's Future

William Ratliff, Research Fellow and Curator, Americas Collection,Hoover Institution

Cosponsored by Stanford Center for Latin American Studies

The roots of China's links to Latin America reach back to the 1950s, though early contacts were disrupted during the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. PRC expansion into the region began again 30 years ago -- as part of China's program of national development through links to the rest of the world -- and it has accelerated in the new millennium. Ratliff will examine China's interests in the region and its possible impact on Latin America's economy, politics and social conditions. Finally Ratliff will comment on China's potential geostrategic impact in an increasingly independent Latin America and how this could affect the interests of the United States.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall East, 3rd Floor

Center for East Asian Studies