China plays a central role in the international investment regime as a investor and host country for foreign direct investment. It is also the first country with the largest number of bilateral investment treaties. In this paper, we analyze China’s treaties with Latin American and Caribbean countries and the main features of their trade, financial and investment relations. We seek to question to what extent China can become an alternative partner for the economies of the region and whether it contributes to promoting innovations in the current BIT model.
Authors: Ana Saggioro Garcia (IRI/PUC-Rio) & Rodrigo Curty (University of Waterloo)
Published on April 25, in Carta Internacional, a scientific journal of the Brazilian Association of International Relations.