While this article was written prior to President Moreno's December 2018 trip to the PRC (securing a new $900 million loan), you may find this article a useful sector-by-sector analysis of the relationship, with a comparison to China's relationship with Venezuela and Bolivia, as well as discussion of President Moreno's attempt to secure more equitable contract terms for his country.
PDF (18 Pages): 2018 Ellis China Ecuador
Phi Beta Iota: The headquarters of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) is in Quito, Ecuador. A clever stratagem by the Chinese would be to offer to create a mulitional Open Source Agency adjacent to UNASUR HQS in Quito, and gradually get a grip on all overt information across Latin America. The US has wasted 30 years during which it could have become an open source superpower for good.
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