Latin America and the rise of China: a Brazilian perspective

América Latina Hoy. 2014;65(0):185-207 DOI 10.14201/alh201365185207


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Journal Title: América Latina Hoy

ISSN: 1130-2887 (Print); 2340-4396 (Online)

Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca

Society/Institution: Universidad de Salamanca

LCC Subject Category: Political science: Political science (General)

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Spanish; Castilian

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André MOREIRA CUNHA (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
Julimar da Silva BICHARA (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Marcos Tadeu Caputi LÉLIS (Universidade do Vale do Rios dos Sinos)


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Abstract | Full Text

This paper aims at analyzing the impacts of China’s rise on Latin American countries. The literature on the topic has stressed the emergence of an asymmetrical pattern of relationship, where the region would be trapped in a less dynamic status of producer and exporter of raw materials. We focus on identifying the post-global financial crisis trends, providing fresh evidence concerning the characteristics of Sino-Latin American economic relationships, emphasizing the Brazilian experience. Ours results suggest that, particularly in the Brazilian case, there is evidence of the emergence of an increasingly regressive pattern of production and trade specialization.