China and Latin America: a transformative relationship of the global order
Relations between China and Latin America are at a key moment. The intensification of ties in the last two decades has stimulated political, economic, cultural and other exchanges. The Belt and the Road Initiative promotes a greater connection between China and Latin America that serves as the basis to incubate a large market that facilitates trade and investment. Latin America wants China to be a preferred partner to increase its capacity for innovation and promote a new cycle of industrialization that will increase its geopolitical autonomy. The difficulties in concluding a common perspective in the countries of the region against China are more than a few. In addition, the US observes with great suspicion the growth of the presence and influence of the Asian giant in the hemisphere. Governments and societies in the region face the challenge of articulating the management of their interests, balancing the role of traditional actors, including Spain.
Keywords: Latin America, China, USA, Spain, Belt and Road Initiative.