Category: Global Collaboration

Challenges to US-China Relations: A Chinese Perspective

Professor Yufan Hao recently gave a lecture to the staff and interns at The Carter Center entitled “Challenges to US-China Relations: A Chinese Perspective.” His presentation centered on the argument that as the US and China have come to understand one another more, they have paradoxically become more distrustful of one another. In his presentation, Professor Hao offered a unique take on Sino-US relations, examining the relationship from a Chinese perspective. According to Hao, China and the United States have shared a complicated and often contentious history. Drawing upon this complex alternation between cooperation and conflict, as well as...

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Who Really Benefits from China’s Trade with Latin America

The news that China is in talks to build a rail link through Colombia to challenge the Panama canal says much about the scale of Beijing’s economic ambitions in Latin America. According to reports, the 220km rail link built by the Chinese could connect Cartagena on the Caribbean sea with the Pacific coast, making it easier for China to export goods through the Americas and import raw materials such as coal and iron ore from Latin American nations. In recent years Latin America has been seen as increasingly important for Chinese investors. The rail link in Colombia could be...

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China’s Proposed Colombia Railway: Challenging the Panama Canal

China’s growing presence in Latin America has not received as much publicity as its interests in Africa, but that seems to be changing with Colombia’s announcement early this week that it intends to work with China to build a multi-bilion-dollar railway through Colombia. TIME reports today on the effects this new joint venture might have on trade through the Panama Canal and, more broadly American interests in Latin America. While President Obama this week unveiled a budget that underscored America’s economic malaise, China whooped it up some more in America’s backyard. As if timed to coincide with news that...

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SR: The Week’s China Reads

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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.

Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…