Journal of Business & Economic Policy

ISSN 2375-0766 (Print), 2375-0774 (Online)

Sharing or Taking? Analyzing China’s Economic Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean
George K. Danns Ph.D; Donna E. Danns Ph.D.

Abstract
The economies of the Latin American and Caribbean region are becoming inextricably linked to that of China and will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future. These economic linkages are relatively new, multifaceted, expansive and development-oriented. They underline the first comprehensive and sustainable attempt by the region to diversify its economic relations with a country other than the traditional western center nations. Using secondary data, this paper examines the rapid and expanding economic relations between China and LAC countries and the implications of these economic relations for region. It postulates a New South-South Development (NSSD) Paradigm to explain the economic engagement between China and the LAC.

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