China and Colombia: building the peace?

After decades of conflict, will China's investments foster sustainable development following the peace deal with the FARC?​

On 24 November 2016, the government of Colombia signed a peace accord with the guerrilla group the RevolutionaryArmed Forces of Colombia (FARC), opening a new chapter after nearly 60 years of civil conflict. But in the a aftermath of the conflict, unresolved problems of land tenure and displacement, if not addressed, risk destabilising the peace. As China begins to engage with resource-rich Colombia, will its investments help or undermine sustainable development?