Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 11
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Hearn, Adrian H. 2016. Australian-Latin American Relations.


    Kiik, Laur 2016. Nationalism and anti-ethno-politics: why ‘Chinese Development’ failed at Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam. Eurasian Geography and Economics, p. 1.


    Gonzalez-Vicente, Ruben 2015. The limits to China's non-interference foreign policy: pro-state interventionism and the rescaling of economic governance. Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 69, Issue. 2, p. 205.


    Hearn, Adrian H. 2015. State-Society Trust in Sino-Brazilian Agriculture. Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 20, Issue. 3, p. 301.


    Klinger, Julie Michelle 2015. Rescaling China-Brazil Investment Relations in the Strategic Minerals Sector. Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 20, Issue. 3, p. 227.


    Sutherland, Dylan and Anderson, John 2015. The Pitfalls of Using Foreign Direct Investment Data to Measure Chinese Multinational Enterprise Activity. The China Quarterly, Vol. 221, p. 21.


    Tuman, John P. and Shirali, Majid 2015. The Political Economy of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Areas. Foreign Policy Analysis, p. n/a.


    Carlos Sosa Varela, Juan Fornes, Gaston and Butt-Philip, Alan 2014. Chinese outward investments to emerging markets: evidence from Latin America. European Business Review, Vol. 26, Issue. 6, p. 494.


    Fornes, Gaston and Altamira, Maria 2014. Handbook of Research on Economic Growth and Technological Change in Latin America.


    Hogenboom, Barbara 2014. Latin America and China’s Transnationalizing Oil Industry: A Political Economy Assessment of New Relations. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Vol. 13, Issue. 5-6, p. 626.


    González-Vicente, Rubén 2013. Development Dynamics of Chinese Resource-Based Investment in Peru and Ecuador. Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 55, Issue. 1, p. 46.


    ×
  • The China Quarterly, Volume 209
  • March 2012, pp. 35-58

Mapping Chinese Mining Investment in Latin America: Politics or Market?*

  • Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0305741011001470
  • Published online: 29 March 2012
Abstract
Abstract

Analyses of Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) sometimes question the investment criteria of Chinese firms, suggesting that market rules are not fundamental but secondary to political and geostrategic concerns. Questioning the apolitical nature of markets, the present article uses the internationalization of China's mining industry as a case study to ascertain the criteria that guide Chinese FDI. It first examines quantitative data from 2000 to 2010 which suggests that Chinese mining investment in Latin America and worldwide gravitates towards liberal economies. Second, by focusing on the projects of Chinese mining firms in Peru, the article illustrates how China's overseas mineral quest is best explained by probing into the integrated strategies of individual mining firms which seek to capitalize their comparative advantage in accessing Chinese markets and the political momentum of the “Going Out” strategy.

Copyright
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente , “The internationalization of the Chinese state,” Political Geography, Vol. 30, No. 7 (2011), pp. 402–11

Julie Jiang and Jonathan Sinton , Overseas Investments by Chinese National Oil Companies (Paris: International Energy Agency, 2011)

Timothy Mitchell , “The limits of the state: beyond statist approaches and their critics,” The American Political Science Review, Vol. 85, No. 1 (1991), pp. 7796

Jeffrey D. Wilson , “Resource nationalism or resource liberalism? Explaining Australia's approach to Chinese investment in its minerals sector,” Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 65, No. 3 (2011), p. 287

Emma Mawdsley , “Fu Manchu versus Dr Livingstone in the Dark Continent? Representing China, Africa and the West in British broadsheet newspapers,” Political Geography, Vol. 27, No. 5 (2008), pp. 509–29

John Agnew and Stuart Corbridge , Mastering Space: Hegemony, Territory and International Political Economy (New York: Routledge, 1995)

Peter J. Buckley , L. Jeremy Clegg , Adam R. Cross , Xin Liu , Hinrich Voss and Ping Zheng , “The determinants of Chinese outward foreign direct investment,” Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 38, No. 4 (2007), pp. 499518

Raphael Kaplinsky and Mike Morris , “Chinese FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa: engaging with large dragons,” European Journal of Development Research, No. 21 (2009), pp. 551–69

David Nally , “The biopolitics of food provisioning,” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol. 36, No. 1 (2011), pp. 3753

Timothy Mitchell , “Rethinking economy,” Geoforum, Vol. 39, No. 3 (2008), pp. 1116–21

Jeffrey Bury , “Mining mountains: neoliberalism, land tenure, livelihoods, and the new Peruvian mining industry in Cajamarca,” Environment and Planning A, Vol. 37, No. 2 (2005), pp. 221–39

Glen D. Kuecker , “Fighting for the forests: grassroots resistance to mining in northern Ecuador,” Latin American Perspectives, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2007), pp. 94107

Anthony Bebbington and Denise H. Bebbington , “An Andean Avatar: post-neoliberal and neoliberal strategies for securing the unobtainable,” New Political Economy, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2011), pp. 131–45

Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente , “China's engagement in South America and Africa's extractive sectors: new perspectives for resource curse theories,” The Pacific Review, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2011), pp. 6587

Jim Glassman , “Primitive accumulation, accumulation by dispossession, accumulation by extra-economic means,” Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 30, No. 5 (2006), p. 620

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

The China Quarterly
  • ISSN: 0305-7410
  • EISSN: 1468-2648
  • URL: /core/journals/china-quarterly
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords: