China's Presence in Latin AmericaFrançois LAFARGUE
For half a century, the People's Republic of China took only limited note of Latin America, a region over which the United states exercised real political and economyc hegemony. This period of indifference is today at an end. For five years now, China has been extending its investments from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, and his now a leading partner of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Yet, this new presence is raising doubts and anxiety both in Latin America and in the United states, which is less than enthusiastic about China's involvement in the region. China has also run up agaisnt the ambitions of India, equally concerned about supplies of raw materials.