Americas Quarterly, Council of the Americas, and the National Endowment for Democracy will hold a deep-dive discussion on China’s new agenda for engagement in the Americas. This public event will highlight the new issue of AQ, dedicated to exploring in depth the many facets of China’s regional engagement, with a panel discussion of contributors and experts moderated by the magazine’s editor-in-chief.
Perhaps no issue this century in the Americas has been as significant as China’s rise, from a limited presence to becoming the top trade partner of much of South America and a major investor across the region. Over time, Beijing also has become more deeply invested in the region’s media, education, and development of ideas. Given the extent of China’s engagement, no issue in regional affairs has stirred more debate in Washington and elsewhere.
What has occurred? Where is the relationship going? What are the economic and democratic governance implications for Latin America and the Caribbean? And how should the region respond? Join us for what promises to be a fascinating and timely conversation on one of the most important issues today in Western Hemisphere affairs.
New from AQ: China and Latin America 2.0