Imperialismo na América Latina e no Caribe: que impacto os investimentos chineses podem trazer com as lições de Hong Kong




Investimentos chineses, América Latina e Caribe, Imperialismo, Hong Kong, Colonialismo


Este artigo adota uma estrutura marxista para explicar como a exploração imperialista na América Latina e no Caribe evolui enquanto o mecanismo de troca desigual permanece. Os investimentos chineses na região aumentaram exponencialmente na última década, o que levanta questões sobre qual impacto eles podem trazer. Este artigo usa o caso de Hong Kong para argumentar que, sem uma força popular organizada com uma agenda progressista que pode negociar e canalizar os investimentos chineses para projetos socialmente úteis, eles podem até exacerbar as contradições existentes e levar à agitação por seu aparente desafio ao capital ocidental. As forças populares progressistas na região da América Latina e do Caribe devem tentar uma avaliação abrangente dos efeitos dos investimentos chineses e formar agendas de desenvolvimento social e soberanas fortes que possam otimizar sua utilização e fortalecer as forças contra o neoliberalismo e o imperialismo.

Biografia do Autor

Sam-Kee Cheng, University of London

Is a PhD student in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. Her research focuses on the political economy of China’s economic development and the impact of China’s overseas trade and investment on developing countries. Her article Primitive Socialist Accumulation in China: An Alternative View on the Anomalies of Chinese “Capitalism” (2020) has been published in journal Review of Radical Political Economics.


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