China in Latin America's Future
Wed May 26th 2010, 12:00pm
Center for East Asian Studies and the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies
Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall EAST wing, 3rd Floor
Free and Open to the public
Speaker: CEAS CHINA BROWN BAG SERIES, SPRING 2009-2010 William Ratliff Research Fellow and Curator, Americas Collection, Hoover Institution 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.
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