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China’s Green Energy Investments Aim at Latin America Amid Competition With the US

China’s Green Energy Investments Aim at Latin America Amid Competition With the US

By Ricardo Lopes Kotz
Chinese investments in Latin America are shifting to focus on decarbonization and renewable energies, using technologies that are strategic for the future of the global economy. 

Where China’s Lithium Monopoly Comes From

Where China’s Lithium Monopoly Comes From

By Tim Worstall
There is no shortage of raw lithium. China’s dominance of lithium processing is where the potential problem lies.
The China-West Lithium Tango in South America

The China-West Lithium Tango in South America

By Ali Rahman and Leland Lazarus
Despite the push toward decoupling, China-West collaboration persists in South America’s Lithium Triangle. But in the age of strategic competition, how long will this last? 

Bolivia Lithium Contracts Make It Complicit In China’s Uyghur Abuses

Bolivia Lithium Contracts Make It Complicit In China’s Uyghur Abuses

By Joseph Bouchard and Yulina Goto
Chinese firms involved in extracting the country's large reserves of the vital mineral have well-documented links to forced labor and other abuses in the Xinjiang region.

The Green Great Game Is This Century’s Space Race

The Green Great Game Is This Century’s Space Race

By Chietigj Bajpaee
The rivalry for access to raw materials to facilitate the energy transition will turn the “Green Great Game” into one of the defining geopolitical features of the 21st century.

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China Begins Lithium Extraction, Increases Mining Investment in Bolivia

China Begins Lithium Extraction, Increases Mining Investment in Bolivia

By Joseph Bouchard
Beijing's growing investment presence in the country, in particular its interest in lithium, is prompting concerns about economic dependency.

In Bolivia, China Signs Deal For World’s Largest Lithium Reserves

In Bolivia, China Signs Deal For World’s Largest Lithium Reserves

By Joseph Bouchard
Members of the Bolivian opposition have questioned whether the deal, which was signed last month between the state firm YLB and three Chinese companies, will benefit the country.
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