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China, The United States, and the Future of Latin AmericaU.S.-China Relations, Volume III$
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David Denoon

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479899289

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479899289.001.0001

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The United States, China, and Latin America

The United States, China, and Latin America

Taking Advantage of Globalization and Moving beyond aThreat Matrix

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(p.316) 13 The United States, China, and Latin America
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China, The United States, and the Future of Latin America
Author(s):

Daniel A. Restrepo

Frank O. Mora

, David B. H. Denoon
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479899289.003.0013

China’s escalating economic and diplomatic engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) awakened concerns in the United States, sparking a debate among pundits and policymakers as to whether China’s role represented a threat to U.S. interests in the region. The days of the United States being somehow able to prevent extra-hemispheric powers from being present in the Americas is a relic that has been swept aside by the realities of globalization. Whether China's presence in the Americas is surging, in decline, or in a holding pattern, priorities for the United States are finding ways to generate more and higher-quality commercial engagement in the Americas, to foster political influence, and to leverage the comparative advantages created by deep interconnections with the region.

Keywords:   globalization, extra-hemispheric, diplomacy

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