Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (January 15 - March 15)：
Ennes’ research focuses on Chinese investments in the energy sector in Latin America and the impact on China’s strategy to build a cleaner energy mix. In the pursuit of energy and raw materials, China has been building a strong relationship with Latin American and Caribbean countries in the past few years. These ties go beyond international commerce. There has been a change in the Chinese approach to Latin America: China is not only importing commodities to supply its rapidly growing economy, but also investing on extraction projects, with Chinese companies competing on oil and gas auctions, and acquiring local companies, as well as working with banks provide loans and financial support to these local corporations.