China and Latin America: towards a new consensus of resource control?

Ben M. McKay, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Zoe W. Brent, Yunan Xu, Sergio Sauer

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The rise of China has provoked changes in global geopolitics, deeply
influencing the global economy and trade relations. Of particular
importance for agrarian change is China’s increased demand for (agro)
commodities which has led to new partnerships abroad in order to
secure natural resource access. This paper analyses the increasing
economic and political relations between China and Latin America
and raises questions concerning new trajectories of agrarian change
and resource access, asking whether, how and to what extent a new
consensus has emerged in reaction to the Washington Consensus
which ushered in neoliberal policies to the region from the 1970s
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-611
JournalThird World Thematics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • China
  • Latin America
  • Estraction
  • BRICS and rising powers


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