How Latin America Can Navigate the China-US Trade Wars

By Felipe Larraín, Pepe Zhang

The region’s governments and companies can prepare themselves, while avoiding choosing one side.

This article is part of a series examining the evolving relationships between China and Latin America. In the evolving debate over the US-China relationship, and how it will impact Latin American countries, many observers perceive a recent shift. After Washington and Beijing reached their “Phase One” trade deal in January 2020, many assumed that the trade wars that peaked during the Trump administration had effectively ended. The focus thus turned instead to non-trade issues – questions of strategy, technology and ideology which seem to dominate attention today. But the...

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