China, Latin America, the Caribbean & the European Union: a triangular relationship?

These are the Conference Proceedings of the Workshop-Seminar “China, Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union – A triangular relationship?” which took place on November 4th 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. This event was organised by the EU-LAC Foundation, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA).

Based on China’s emergence as a new economic and political power and an active member of the international community, as well as the increasingly complex political and economic relationships this country has established both towards the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean, the conveners of the Workshop-Seminar invited distinguished experts, scholars and representatives from international institutions to discuss the current political and economic dynamics between the three parties, and their implications. By identifying potential scenarios, opportunities, risks and challenges, the participants provided first-hand insights and assessed, in exchange with the audience, whether there was room for an enhanced political and economic collaboration between the three regions.

The Conference Proceedings offer a summarised version of the opening debate, the presentations of the invited speakers, as well as the discussions that took place during all thematic panels of the event.