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.