Monday, February 20, 2012
Links I Liked: Chinese Loans in Latin America
I've been participating in a group on China-Latin American organized by the Latin America Dialogue here in Washington, DC. A new report, "The New Banks in Town: Chinese Finance in Latin America," presented to our group by Kevin Gallagher and colleagues on Thursday last week shows us how much higher Chinese financial commitments are in Latin America than they appear to be in Africa: "upwards of some $75 billion" since 2005.
Follow me on Twitter @D_Brautigam. Professor and Director, International Development Program, Johns Hopkins University/SAIS; Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, Norway; and author of The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford U. Press, 2009, 2011). A China scholar, I first went to Africa in 1983 to research Chinese engagement and never stopped. © Deborah Brautigam 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.