China’s new relations with Panama and Costa Rica are another step towards a Beijing Consensus in Central America
Increased trade, aid, investment, and diplomatic engagement between China and both Costa Rica and Panama signal a more general projection of Chinese economic and political standards in international trade policy, writes Sophie Wintgens.
China’s strategy towards Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) fulfils four main interests:
securing energy, mining, and agricultural resources abroad to maintain domestic economic growth
getting political […]