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The Rise of China: Implications for Latin American Development


  • Eva Paus


This article analyses the implications of the rapid economic rise of China for the development prospects of Latin America. Based on an analysis of the changing trade relations between China and 15 Latin American countries over the period 2000-6, it argues that these relations have significantly exacerbated the subcontinent's dilemma of being caught in the middle-income trap. At the same time, some of the key drivers behind China's economic success point to a possible solution, first and foremost the lessons provided by its proactive development strategy which has focused on developing domestic technological capabilities and diversifying the productive structure with a move up the value chain. Copyright (c) The Author 2009. Journal compilation (c) 2009 Overseas Development Institute..

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  • Eva Paus, 2009. "The Rise of China: Implications for Latin American Development," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 27(4), pages 419-456, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:27:y:2009:i:4:p:419-456

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    1. André Moreira Cunha & Julimar Da Silva Bichara & Marcos Tadeu Caputi Lélis & Julien Marcel Demeulemeester, 2016. "Brazil´S Development Pattern In A Sino-Centred World: An International Political Economy Perspective," Anais do XLII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 42ndd Brazilian Economics Meeting] 079, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].

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