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Victoria Chonn-Ching is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she supports the Center’s China-Latin America work. Since 2021, she has been a postdoctoral scholar and teaching fellow in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California.
She has worked as a researcher for the Commercial Service Office at the US embassy in Lima, Peru, where she conducted market research in the extractive and telecommunications industries. She was also part of the team that supported the establishment of Peru’s first center focused on the study of China and Peru-China relations at Universidad del Pacífico (UP) in Lima, Peru. There, she worked as the director’s assistant in the now Centro de Estudios sobre China y Asia-Pacífico and as a researcher at the Centro de Investigación.
Chonn-Ching has published extensively in academic and policy outlets about the China-Latin America relationship. Her works include “A Comparative View of Chinese Relations with Peru” in China, Latin America, and the Global Economy (2023), “The Complex Dance Around China’s Overseas Projects” (2023) with Alvin Camba, and “Conceptualizing China-Latin America Relations in the Twenty-First Century: The Boom, the Bust, and the Aftermath” (2018) with Carol Wise.
Chonn-Ching holds a doctorate degree in political science and international relations, as well as a master’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California. She also obtained a master’s degree in Chinese studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Asian studies, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.