China and the Andean region

This project inves­tigates the contested activities of China in the Andean region. Focusing on Bolivia and Peru, it ana­lyzes the conflicts that are taking place within these two count­ries due to the advance of the Chinese presence, mainly its invest­ments and its companies working in the mining and infra­structure sectors. The project tackles two different but related questions. On the one hand, it analyzes the impact of Chinese economic activities on the inter­national insertion of the Andean count­ries. On the other hand, key sources of resis­tance to China’s engage­ment in Bolivia and Peru and of the related intra­state conflicts are studied, which include the lack of comp­liance of Chinese compa­nies with labor and environ­mental standards.