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...Read More
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SR: The Week’s China Reads
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…