China FDI keeps going, but will the music stop?

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China’s FDI in Latin America seems to be continuing unabated. Cosco Shipping announced (中国远洋海运 集团要闻 中远海运收购秘鲁钱凯码头60%股份) this week that it is moving forward with the Chancay port project. On the sidelines of Davos, the Chinese shipping conglomerate held a signing ceremony with local partner Volcan Minera where it agreed to acquire a 60% stake in Chancay for $225m (中远再拿海外码头:2.25亿美元购秘鲁钱凯码头60%股份_10%公司_澎湃新闻).

Cosco’s plans for Chancay will transform shipping and economic activity for the central coast of Peru. Cosco's plans foresee a $3b port that will become "a transportation hub for the entire South Pacific” (中资控股后,秘鲁钱凯港将被打造成南太平洋交通枢纽).

Peru isn't alone. Across the continent, China’s ambassador in Brasília is chomping at the bit to see what comes out of the new government of Jair Bolsonaro’s privatization plans. Chinese corporates are eyeing airports and railways (巴西政府拟私有化更多机场和铁路 扩大铁路建设投资), as well as Petrobras (巴西国油面临“部分”私有化).

Even with a slew of port purchases, it may not all be smooth sailing. In the past several months there have been signs that the Chinese economy is slowing, with some saying that GDP growth for 2018 was well less than the officially announced 6.6%. And 2019 portends to be no better. As a result, Chinese corporates - both private and state-owned - have begun pulling away from projects due to lack of liquidity.

Is this the sign of continued, deepening commitment from Chinese SOEs to Latin America? Or is this the last gasp before China reorients to a more internally-looking role?

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