Despite slowing economic growth in both the Asian and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) regions, Chinese policy bank finance to LAC governments and state-run companies reached $21 billion in 2016. Estimates produced annually by the Inter-American Dialogue and Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) put 2016 as the thirdhighest year on record for Chinese policy bank (Chinese Development Bank and China Eximbank) finance to LAC, topped only by lending in 2010 and 2015 (see Figure 1). As indicated in the Dialogue-GEGI online China-Latin America Finance Database, CDB and Eximbank have provided upwards of $141 billion in finance to LAC since 2005, when Chinese banks began lending to the region.