China’s Rise in Latin America: Myths and Realities

Document Type

Book Chapter - Merrimack Access Only


David Denoon

Publication Title

China, The United States and the Future of Latin America


New York University Press

Publication Date


Publisher location

New York

Abstract/ Summary

China's growing presence in Latin America is one of the most visible trends in the Western Hemisphere. With growing trade and investment, China has reshaped the economy of several countries in the region. This development is raising doubts and concerns both in Latin America and in the United States. This study examines the Chinese economic involvement in Latin America, focusing on trade, direct investment, and finance.