HBSA

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) evolved from the promotion of Eurasian connectivity into a catchall for Chinese foreign policy and infrastructure investments worldwide. Although usually portrayed as a top-down geopolitical project of the Chinese central government, Oliveira argues that the BRI is actually shaped by converging and diverging interests of a wide variety of actors within and outside China. In this talk, Oliveira will examine how the BRI incorporated Latin America through the production of Chinese-funded port and railroad infrastructures in Brazil. Ultimately, he argues that the theories and methods of global studies enable us to ask more useful and critical questions about the BRI and China’s relations with Latin America.  

 

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