Chinese foreign policy


published: 12.06.2023

Opinion Piece: West has made it easy for China in Latin America

The Us and UE have not taken seriously enough China's growing power in the Latin American region. It seems that Beijing has only taken advantage of the opportunity the West has carelessly abandoned.

Alicia García-Herrero, a chief economist for Asia-Pacific at Natixis and senior research fellow at Bruegel, analizes the development of China's economic influence in the region and the role the West’s strategy toward Latin America has played in this process.