This document was prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin
America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on the occasion of the visit by Li
Keqiang, Prime Minister of China, to ECLAC headquarters on 25 May 2015.
The document has five sections. The first analyses the main features of
the international economic context for Latin America and the Caribbean
and China. The second examines progress of the economic reforms under
way in China and remaining challenges in this regard. The third section
offers an overview of the region’s trade and investment relations with
China, and the fourth discusses some of the main components of the
China-CELAC Cooperation Plan 2015-2019, which was adopted by the
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and China
in January 2015. Lastly, the fifth section offers a number of reflections
and recommendations for enhancing economic ties between the parties.