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    Goh, Chorching, Li, Wei, Xu, Lixin ColinFeb 01, 2015
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    This paper assesses the impact of the rise of China on the trade of Latin American and Caribbean economies. The study proposes an index to measure the impact on trade, which suggests sizable effects, especially...
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