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China s interest in latin america 1 october 2012

China’s Interest in Latin America1 October, 2012

Beck, Tanner C.

Heckmann, Brian E.

Mellon, David A.

Thomas, Brian E.


Works cited
Works Cited

  • Aquino, Carlos, “China’s Influence Grows in US’ ‘backyard’,” in ChinaDaily USA. (June 25, 2012). http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-06/25/content_15520252.htm.

  • Backer, Larry Cata, “Thoughts on the US-China Economic & Security Review Commission Report: China in Latin America,” in Law at the End of the Day. (March 5, 2012). http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/katherine-koleski-for-us-china-economic.html.

  • Branigan, Tania, “China Goes on the Rails to Rival Panama Canal,” in The Guardian (February 14, 2011). http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/14/china-rail-rival-panama-canal.

  • Ferchen, Matthew, “China’s Latin American Interests,” in Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Washington, DC (April 6, 2012). http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/04/06/china-s-latin-american-interests/a7av.

  • Dowd, Alan W., “Crisis in the America’s: Countering China’s Reach in Latin America,” in American Security Council Foundation. Washington, DC (2012). http://www.ascfusa.org/content_pages/view/crisisinamericas.

  • Ellis, R. Evan, “Chinese Soft Power in Latin America: A Case Study,” in NDU Press. Washington, DC (2010). http://www.ndu.edu/press/chinese-soft-power-latin-america.html.

  • Lafargue, Francois, “China’s Presence in Latin America,” in China Perspectives. (2006). http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/3053.

  • Lewis, Leo, ”China Eyes Panama Canal Expansion,” in The Australian: Business: With the Wall Street Journal. (September 26, 2012). http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/world/china-eyes-panama-canal-expansion/story-e6frg90o-1225827691243.


Increasing chinese interest
Increasing Chinese Interest

  • Chinese investment in Latin America increased 7 fold from 2003 to 2008


Trade between latin america china
Trade Between Latin America & China

  • exports from China to Latin America increased 3 fold from 2000 to 2005

  • imports to China from Latin America increased 5 fold from 2000 to 2005


Top 5 recipient countries of chinese exports in latin america
Top 5 Recipient Countries of Chinese Exports in Latin America

  • Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Chile and Argentina account for three-fourths of Chinese export recipients (2004)


China s top 5 suppliers
China’s Top 5 Suppliers

  • Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Peru account for 89% of Chinese imports (2004)


Agricultural resources
Agricultural Resources

  • diminished farm production in China, due to…

    • industrialization

    • poor irrigation


Agricultural resources1
Agricultural Resources

  • China as the world’s leading consumer of soya

    • half of China’s consumption is imported

      • from the United States, Brazil, and Argentina


Mining resources
Mining Resources

  • Latin America

    • 45% of the world’s copper reserves

    • 25% of the world’s silver reserves

    • 33% of the world’s pewter reserves

      • from the United States, Brazil, and Argentina

  • Chile & Peru

    • Produce 44% of the world’s copper output

      • China biggest consumer, acquiring half of Chilean-Peruvian copper exports


  • Mining resources1
    Mining Resources

    • Cuba

      • third largest producer of nickel in the world

      • China ranks third

        • as Cuba’s main trading partner


    Mining resources2
    Mining Resources

    • Brazil

      • third largest producer of iron ore

      • China ranks third

        • as Brazil’s main trading partner of iron ore


    Oil resources
    Oil Resources

    • China became the world’s second biggest consumer of oil (2002)

      • diversified its market to include Africa, Central Asia, and Latin America


    Oil resources1
    Oil Resources

    • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez &Chinese President Hu Jintao

      (2004)


    Oil resources2
    Oil Resources

    • Venezuela’s oil exports to China after 2004

      • 12,300 bpd (2004)

      • 70,000bpd (2005)

      • 160,000bpd (2006)

    • Brazil second highest oil reserves in South America, followed by Ecuador


    Oil resources3
    Oil Resources

    • Panama Canal remains narrow for oil tankers to pass through it


    Panama canal
    Panama Canal

    • $5.25 Billion (U.S.)

      • to widen & deepen the Panama Canal in order to facilitate trade across the Atlantic to the Pacific

      • Facilitates China’s growing consumption of oil from Venezuela & raw materials from Brazil


    Panama canal alternative
    Panama Canal – Alternative

    • railway through Columbia

      • Chinese initiative

      • circumvents Panama Canal

      • area dominated by rebels and militias


    Review
    Review

    • Due to China’s rapid industrialization, the country has an increased need for:

      • ____________________

      • ____________________

      • ____________________


    Review1
    Review

    • What main countries facilitate this growing consumption?

      • ____________________

      • ____________________

      • ____________________

      • ____________________

      • ____________________


    Review2
    Review

    • How is China’s consumption need for Latin American resources manifested?

      • __________________________________________


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