China’s engagement in Africa is often seen by many observers in a vacuum without a broader understanding of how the relationship compares to Beijing’s strategy in other regions of the world. South America, in particular, provides an interesting contrast for how China’s engagement is both similar to what it’s doing in Africa but also highlights a number of fascinating distinctions.

Carnegie–Tsinghua’s Matt Ferchen joins Eric and Cobus to compare China’s engagement in Africa with what it’s doing in Latin and South America.

This podcast was originally broadcasted by the China Africa Project.