WASHINGTON, May 19 (IPS) – Over the past decade, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from China have carved out a niche as owners and operators of electric utilities in South American countries through acquisitions of energy grids. As SOEs shift from their previous role as mostly builders to investors in large energy assets, policymakers in South America and in Washington should consider the implications of having these companies at the helm of such services.Read the full story, “Chinas Firms Gain a Foothold in South America as Energy Providers”, on globalissues.org →