Exploring new forms of cooperation between China and Latin America and the Caribbean / 探索拉丁美洲和加 勒比地区与中国合 作的新空间
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This document is a contribution by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) for the discussions at the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place in Santiago on 22 January 2018. It was prepared on the basis of the main issues addressed at the First CELAC-China High-level Academic Forum, held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago on 17 and 18 October 2017. The document summarizes the trade, financial and investment relationships between the region and China, and their respective situations in terms of macroeconomic, environmental, infrastructure, science, technology and innovation, and social development policies. Common challenges and opportunities for sharing experiences and knowledge of mutual benefit can be identified in all these areas. The Second Ministerial Meeting of the China-CELAC Forum presents an excellent opportunity to strengthen all aspects of the relationship between the region and China, contributing to the sustainable and inclusive development of both.
Foreword .-- I. The economies of China and Latin America and the Caribbean in an uncertain global context .-- II. Social context in China, Latin America and the Caribbean and sustainable development challenges .-- III. Trade between Latin America and the Caribbean and China .-- IV. Chinese foreign investment in Latin America and the Caribbean: opportunities to promote a renewed relationship .-- V. Opportunities for cooperation between China and Latin America and the Caribbean in renewable energy, energy interconnection and infrastructure, in the framework of the global commitment to tackle climate change .-- VI. Science, technology and innovation in Latin America and in China .-- VII. Concluding remarks: new areas of cooperation between Latin America and the Caribbean and China.