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Bulletin  N° 15, April 2014
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Next events 

Second Academic Seminar of the Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory
The Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory presents the call for papers for the second academic seminar “Explorando espacios para la integración productiva entre América Latina y Asia Pacífico” (Exploring spaces for the productive integration between Latin America and Asia-Pacific), to be held on 8 and 9 July 2015, at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago de Chile.

 

Outstanding activities

Seminar: “América Latina: Reflexiones entre la convergencia en la diversidad”
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the seminar: “América Latina: Reflexiones entre la convergencia en la diversidad”.
 
The event took place on 11 May 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at Centro Cultural Matta – Embassy of Chile in Argentina. 


Seminar: “Chile, América Latina y la región Asia Pacífico. Iniciativas Regionales para una Integración Global”
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory participated in the Seminar “Chile, América Latina y la región Asia Pacífico. Iniciativas Regionales para una Integración Global” (Chile, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region. Regional initiatives for a global integration) held in Santiago de Chile, on 8 April 2015. The event was organized by Fundación Chilena del Pacífico and Fundación KAS.
 
Presentations by: Executive Director of the Fundación Chilena del Pacífico, Manfred Wilhelmy von Wolff, Ambassador and former President of Chile, Eduardo Frei, Adriana Roldán of the Universidad EAFIT of Colombia, Felipe de la Balze, of CURI of Argentina, and Ignacio Bartesaghi of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory.
 
Presentation of publications
Within the framework of the Presentation of Publications, the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory presented its last two books.
 
The event, held at the Headquarters of the ALADI, was opened by the Secretary-General of the ALADI, Carlos Álvarez, who highlighted the role of the countries of South East Asia and the importance of its relationship with the countries of Latin America, which have great similarities.
 
Table made up by: Dr. Carlos Moneta, Dr. José Luis León – Manríquez, Economist Martín Olivera, and Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory.


Seminar "Expandiendo la participación de Pymes en las cadenas de valor entre Asia y América Latina"
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the Seminar: "Expandiendo la participación de Pymes en las cadenas de valor entre Asia y América Latina" (Expanding the  participation of the SMEs in the value chains between Asia and Latin America) to be held in Santiago de Chile.

“Ruta Exportadora”
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the event: “Ruta Exportadora” (Exporting Route).

The event was held on 6 May, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in Ciudad de la Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires. 


Publications


Report debate: "BRICS: rapprochement of Brazil, China and India?"
The Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory presents the report about the results of the third debate of the Academic Forum called: "BRICS ¿acercamiento entre Brasil, China e India?”

Concurso de ensayos. Las relaciones económicas y comerciales entre América Latina y Asia Pacífico
Within the framework of the activities of the Academic Forum of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory of the ALADI, CAF and ECLAC, the first essays contest about: “Economic and commercial relations between Latin America and Asia Pacific” was held. The essays presented, which developed the main economic and commercial aspects in the relations between the two players, make up the publications of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory. (Publication in spanish).
 
Crisis global, respuestas nacionales. La gran recesión en América Latina y Asia Pacífico
This book of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory studies, in a comparative way, the mechanisms of transmission and reactions of several national States as to the global financial crisis (GFC), begun in 2008, and also known as “Great Recession”. The texts making up the publication are works of recent economic history, and include some of the more representative economies in Latin America and Asia Pacific. The criterion for choosing the economies to analyze was size, regional representativeness and importance in the regional and/or global economy. (Publication in spanish).
 
Relaciones económicas entre América Latina y el Caribe y la República de Corea: avances y oportunidades
This document was prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) during the official visit of Geung-hye Park, President of the Republic of Korea, to several countries of the region.
 
The successful experience of the Republic of Korea regarding the economic and social development offers lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean and for the developing country in general. Being one of the poorest countries in the world in the early sixties, the Republic of Korea managed to become, in only six decades, a high revenues economy, an industrial, exporting and scientific power, and a society with high levels of social cohesion and education achievements. (Publication in spanish).


"Escenarios de Integración. Sudeste Asiático-América del Sur. Hacia la construcción de vínculos estratégicos"
Expert Carlos Moneta drew up, for the Academic Forum, the paper: "Escenarios de Integración. Sudeste Asiático - América del Sur. Hacia la construcción de vínculos estratégicos". (Publication in spanish).

"Crisis global, respuestas nacionales. La Gran Recesión en América Latina y Asia Pacífico"
Expert José Luis León-Manríquez drew up, for the Academic Forum, a paper about the book: "Crisis global, respuestas nacionales. La Gran Recesión en América Latina y Asia Pacífico”. (Publication in spanish).

Entrevista a Carlos Moneta
The Coordinator of the Observatory, Ignacio Bartesaghi, interviewed Expert Carlos Moneta of the Universidad Tres de Febrero. The interview refers to his publication: "Escenarios de integración, Sudeste Asiático-América del Sur. Hacia la construcción de vínculos estratégicos". (Publication in spanish).

Entrevista a José Luis León-Manríquez
The Coordinator of the Observatory, Ignacio Bartesaghi, interviewed Expert José Luis León-Manríquez of the Universidad Autónoma de México. The interview refers to his publication: “Crisis Global Respuestas Nacionales. La Gran Recesión en América Latina y Asia Pacífico”. (Publication in spanish).

 

News


Outstanding publications 

Jiexi Zhongguo. Análisis y Pensamiento Iberoamericano sobre China
The Observatory of Chinese Politics, directed by Xulio Ríos, publishes the issue of the second quarter of 2015 of the magazine “Jiexi Zhongguo”. (Publication in spanish).

Versión número 20 del informativo China en América Latina
The Center of Latin-American Studies about China (CLSC) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Universidad Andrés Bello publishes version number 20 of April of its publication “China en América Latina seguimiento en la prensa internacional”. (Publication in spanish).

China´s new maritime silk road: implications and opportunities for Southeast Asia
The Institute of South-East Asia Studies (ISEAS) publishes the issue number #3 of publication “Trends in Southeast Asia”.

China in Latin America: Lessons for South-South Cooperation and Sustainable Development
The Universidad de Boston shares this publication of April of this year.
EAST ASIA FORUM” shares its bulletin of April 2015.
The Institute of South-East Asia Studies (ISEAS) publishes issue number #20 of bulletin “ISEAS perspective” of April of this year.
The Australian National University presents such publication, which was published by: Barry Carr and John Minns.

Business and academic activities 

Seminar on Water Resources and Climate Change: Promoting the sustainable development in Peru
The Asociación Peruana de Ex Becarios de la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón-JICA (APEBEJA) will hold on Friday, 29 May, the “I Congreso de Recursos Hídricos y Cambio Climático” (First Congress of Water Resources and Climate  Change) at Auditorio José Faustino Sánchez Carrión of Congreso de la República (Jr. Azángaro 468, Cercado de Lima), from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (News in spanish).

“IDB-IIC Annual Meeting 2015 Creates Foothold for Korea’s IT Convergence Technology to Enter Latin American Market”
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) held the annual meeting on 26 March in Busan, Korea.

Chilean wines show their attributes in promotion route across Asia
The objective of the route was to transmit importers and buyers the diversity of Chile as a high quality wine producer.
 
The last weeks of March, Chilean wines reinforced their presence in the Asian continent, by visiting China, Taiwan and Vietnam. During this month, the following were held: Chilean Wine Tour in Taipei, Taiwan (24 March); fair China Food and Drinks in Chengdu, China (from  26 to 28), and  Chilean Wine Tour in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (31 March). (News in spanish).


Chilean businessmen may participate in the biggest fair of Asia
Participants in the launch of East China Fair 2016: Rafael Sabat, International Deputy Director of ProChile, Peter Huang, partner of Asia Reps, and Rodrigo Mujica, Manager of Business Services and International Affairs of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce,  who appreciated the invitation to Chilean businessmen. (News in spanish).

“Latin Asia Business Forum 2015”
Forum of investment, trade and leadership between Asia and Latin America, organized by IE (International Enterprise Singapore), to be held on 31 July in Singapore.

Colombia, guest of honour in the Coffee Expo in Korea
Four national businessmen attended the stand of ProColombia, the promotion entity of the guest of honour country in the Coffee Expo Seoul, the only coffee exposition event and its by-products in the territory of South-Korea. The event counted on 38,000.00 attendants that tasted the best products of the world coffee sector. (News in spanish).

Strong prospects for Australian companies in Latin American oil and gas sector
Australian companies have great investment opportunities in the sector of gas and oil in Latin America.  

Exponor 2015
“Exponor mining convention” is held every two years within the region of Antofagasta. About 34% of copper in the world is extracted in Antofagasta.  

 
Agreements and negotiations

Negotiation with  Japan of sale of agribusiness goods
The Secretary of Political and Institutional and Agricultural Emergency Coordination, Javier Rodríguez, had a meeting with Ambassador of Japan, Masashi Mizukami, in order to progress in the negotiations of market opening for agribusiness goods and plan a technical mission to the Asian country. (News in spanish).

Progress in the meat market opening with China
The Secretary of Political and Institutional and Agricultural Emergency Coordination, Javier Rodríguez, received Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Wanming Yang, in order to achieve progress in the negotiations that enable the exports from Argentina of several agricultural food products. (News in spanish).

Positive balance of trade offensive led by Minister Álvarez-Correa in South Korea
To promote the trade relations with South Korea, country with which Colombia signed a Trade Agreement in 2013, was the purpose of the agenda presented by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, Cecilia Álvarez-Correa, with authorities and businessmen of that country. (News in spanish).

President of the Republic of Korea will visit Peru
The President of the Republic of Korea, Mrs. Park Geun-hye, will pay a State visit to Peru on 20 and 21 April, due to the invitation of the President of the Republic, Mr. Ollanta Humala. During her stay in Lima, Presidenta Park will have a working meeting with the Head of State, as well as meetings with the President of the Congress, Ana María Solórzano. She will also be received at the Alcaldía de Lima (City Hall of Lima). (News in spanish).

President of the Republic of Korea will pay a State visit to Chile
The President of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, will pay a State visit to our country between 21 and 23 April of this year.
 

This visit, including an important delegation of the Korean business sector, highlights the high level reached in the friendship and cooperation relations with the Republic of Korea, in the political dialogue, in bilateral and multilateral instances, as well as in economic and commercial aspects, infrastructure, renewable energies, mining and scientific and technological cooperation. (News in spanish).

Japanese authorities know the progress of the widening of the Panama Canal
The Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Panama Canal was held for the first time in Tokyo, Japan, in order to deal with the progress of the widening program of the Panama Canal and other issues related in order to improve the service of the waterway. (News in spanish).

China is interested in diversifying its investments in Cuba
Zhang Tuo, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Cuba, stated today in this city the interest of the Asian nation in diversifying its investments in the Greater Antilles. (News in spanish).

Head of State in joint declaration: “we are joined to the Republic of Korea by many links and share values and principles”
Upon the meeting with her equal of South Korea, the Head of State highlighted in a positive way the relation between the two nations and the agreements signed in health, work, and tourism for young people, electronic Government, among others. (News in spanish).

By videoconference from Washington: Chief Negotiator TPP informed the  Fourth Deputy about progresses in the negotiation
Through a videoconference held in Washington, United States, the Chief Negotiator of Chile within the process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), Felipe Lopeandia, informed the civil society, in a meeting with the Fourth Deputy, about the last information about the negotiations. Since yesterday and up to 26 April, a meeting with the Chief Negotiators of the 12 countries that are part of the TPP will be held. (News in spanish).
 
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