Bulletin  N° 30, July 2016
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Presentation of the book of the Observatory “Explorando espacios para la integración productiva entre América Latina y Asia Pacífico”
The Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory invites to participate in the presentation of the book “Explorando espacios para la integración productiva entre América Latina y Asia Pacífico” on 23 August 2016, at 9:30 a.m., at the General Secretariat of the ALADI in Montevideo.

Asia Week: “The Pacific Alliance as an Instrument of Internationalization”
The Coordinator of the Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, will participate in the tenth version of the “Asia Week” of the Universidad EAFIT, annual international event to be held on 17 and 18 August, in Medellín, Colombia. This year, the main issue of the event will be: “The Pacific Alliance as an Instrument of Internationalization”.

"International seminar: the decrease of China and its impact on Latin America"
The Coordinator of the Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, will participate in the "International seminar: the decrease of China and its impact on Latin America", to be held at the Instituto de Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad de Chile, on Thursday, 13 October, and has the sponsorship of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Regional Program of Social Policies in Latin America (SOPLA).


Bulletin of Asia Pacific news
Period: January - March 2016. N°8.
Bulletin of Asia Pacific news
Period: April – June 2016. N°9.

4th Report on Agreements and Negotiations – 2016
Report of January – June 2016 period.


Outstanding publications 

La nueva relación comercial de América Latina y el Caribe con China: ¿integración o desintegración regional?
Over recent decades China increased its presence in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in almost all the imaginable spheres: of the still incipient military aspects and in science and technology it now comprises cultural, academic, political, commercial and investment activities, among many others. (Publication in Spanish)

"Las claves de la relación entre Uruguay y China: Un análisis más allá del comercio"
Paper by the Coordinator of the Observatory, Ignacio Bartesaghi, published in the book "Representaciones de China en las Américas y la Península Ibérica", Barcelona, España. (Publication in Spanish)
"Filipinas en el sudeste asiático: oportunidades para el Mercosur"
Paper by the Coordinator of the Observatory, Ignacio Bartesaghi, published in the book "Emergentes asiáticos en América Latina", Córdoba, Argentina. (Publication in Spanish)

Academic and business activities 
Scholarships for studying English as a second language
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by means of the General Directorate of Special Projects and Cooperation/Committee of Scholarships, informs of the opportunity to study basic, intermediary and advanced English as a second language, in the Republic of India. (News in Spanish)
Bachelor of Latin American studies
As the only Australian undergraduate degree to focus on Latin America, the Bachelor of Latin American Studies draws from the teaching and research excellence of the ANU Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) to offer you unique opportunities.
7th Latin America China Investors Forum (LACIF)
The Latin America China Investors Forum (LACIF) is the pre-eminent business meeting connecting Latin America and China. This unique event brings together participants in the Latin American and Chinese financial markets for two days of interactive discussion and debate to nurture the development and realization of tangible business relationships.
Promotion of Andean products in Thailand
Within the framework of the commercial promotion of our missions abroad, the Embassy of Peru in Thailand, with support of the Honorary Consulate in Chiang Mai, participated in the fair “Lanna Expo 2016”, from 30 June to 6 July of the current year, in the Centro de Convenciones Internacionales of the mentioned city, which represents the most important market of the North zone of Thailand. (News in Spanish)
Promotion of Pisco in Australia
With the support of our General Consulate in Sydney, on 8 July, at the facilities of the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel of such Australian city, the “Month of Pisco” was held.  There attended: diplomats in Australia such as our Ambassador in that country and experts in our flag beverage. (News in Spanish)
Asia week: "The Pacific Alliance as an internationalization instrument"
17 and 18 August, 2016 - Medellín, Colombia. (News in Spanish)
Seminar: “Infraestructura para la Conectividad Sudamericana. Experiencias y posibilidades de cooperación entre dos regiones: Latinoamérica y Asia Pacífico” (Infrastructure for the South-American connectivity. Experiences and cooperation possibilities between two regions: Latin America and Asia Pacific)
Wednesday, 6 July. Centro Cultural Borges, Pabellón de las Naciones, Galerías Pacífico, C.A.B.A. (News in Spanish)

Agreements and negotiations

Korean businessmen show interest in developing technology applied to the agriculture in the country
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that a working meeting with representatives of the Asociación Coreana de Empresarias del Sector Información y Tecnología (KIBWA) was held. Such meeting was chaired by the Director General of Foreign Trade, Minister Didier Olmedo. (News in Spanish)
Result of the International Cooperation, 57 municipalities received garbage trucks
The International Cooperation managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs resulted in the delivery of compacting trucks for the garbage removal of 57 municipalities of the country, coming as a gift of the Republic of China (Taiwan). (News in Spanish)
Foreign Ministry hosts Korea-Latin America Partnership Forum
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the “2016 Korea-Latin America Partnership: Towards a Shared Vision for Future Cooperation” event in Seoul from June 29 to July 1, bringing together high-level government officials from ten Latin American countries, academic experts, delegates from regional organizations and young Koreans who have successfully built their presence in Latin American countries.
Honduras and China (Taiwan) sign Technical Cooperation Agreement
The Secretariat of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SFAIC) of Honduras and the Republic of China (Taiwan) signed, on 1 July of this year, a Technical Cooperation Framework Agreement, that will contribute to the economic and social development of the nation, according to the priorities of the country. (News in Spanish)
Korean Foreign Minister´s first-ever visit to Cuba
Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, as a first-ever visit by Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, visited on June 4 and 5 Cuba, a country that the ROK has no diplomatic relations with, to attend a Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). On the occasion, he met with Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez of Cuba, the host of the ACS Summit.
Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs inspects cargo scanners donated by China
Vice-Minister Alejandro Solano participated, with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Song Yanbin, in a joint inspection of the two scanners, installed in Puerto Limón, for cargo register non-intrusively, held by Costa Rica and donated by such country years ago. (News in Spanish)
Government of El Salvador receives cooperation of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for three projects
The Government of El Salvador, by means of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received this day funds of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for projects of the Second Phase of the Five-Year Cooperation Program for 2014-2019 period. (News in Spanish)
Minister Loizaga received a delegation of Korean members of Parliament
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Eladio Loizaga, received this morning at the Palacio Benigno López, headquarters of the National Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a parliamentary delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. The retinue is led by Park Byeon-Seug, of the Minjoo Party, member of the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the Korean parliament. (News in Spanish)
Visit to Japan by Ms. Malcorra, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic
1. H.E. Ms. Susana Malcorra, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic, will make a visit to Japan from July 14 to 15.
Foreign Minister Meets with a Former President of Chile
On July 13, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se met with former President Eduardo Alfredo Frei of Chile, who was on a visit to the Republic of Korea, and exchanged views with him on ways to move the ROK-Chile relations forward in a future-oriented manner.

Malcorra was received in Tokyo by thes Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs
In the second day of official activities in Tokyo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Susana Malcorra held a meeting with the Japanese Minister, Fumio Kishida, and both reviewed the bilateral relations and agreed to intensify and deepen the political, economic, commercial and investment links between both countries. (News in Spanish)
Costa Rica and China consolidate Strategic Alliance
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Manuel González Sanz, in a visit to Beijing, had a meeting, on 18 July, with the State Councilor, Yang Jiechi, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, so as to reaffirm the strategic alliance between both countries based on equality, mutual trust, cooperation and mutual benefits. (News in Spanish)
Wang Yi Holds Talks with Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez Sanz of Costa Rica
Wang Yi expressed that Costa Rica is an important cooperative partner of China in Central America. China is willing to join hands with Costa Rica to further promote exchanges between government departments, legislative bodies and political parties of both countries, expand bilateral trade and investment, enhance cooperation in such fields as agriculture, infrastructure and clean energies, broaden people-to-people and cultural exchanges and seek closer multilateral coordination.
Panama and Japan spoke about cooperation for the waste disposal
Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Miguel Hincapié had, this morning, a meeting with the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Deputy of the Low Chamber of the Japanese Parliament, Hitoshi Kikawada, in an official visit to Panama, where they dealt with cooperation and assistance issues that Japan could give to Panama as regards the solid waste disposal in order to take advantage of the experience and good practices of the Asian country. (News in Spanish)
Mexico-China relationship. Performance and proposals for 2016-2018
This document seeks to foster the dialogue between the public, private and academic sectors in order to achieve a brief diagnosis about the bilateral relation, and emphasize on strategies and proposals of vis a vis China policy, in Mexico or directed to both countries for 2016-2018 period; that is, in short term. (News in Spanish)
Taichung International Tea, Coffee and Bakery Show
In order to promote our goods in the Asian market, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) with the support of Commercial Office of Central America (CATO) participated, from 15 to 18 July, in the “2016 Taichung International Tea, Coffee and Bakery Show”, which was held in the city of Taichung, the third most populated city of that country, and visited by more than 33,000 people and constituted by 200 national and international lecturers. (News in Spanish)
Promotion of touristic campaign “All You Need Is Ecuador” in South Korea
The meeting was held at the headquarters of the diplomatic mission, with nine tour operators from South Korea, among them: Hana Tour, Mode Tour, Americaline tours, Tour Korea News, Travel Times, Global Travel News, Revista Road, The Traveller, Lonely Planet Magazine. (News in Spanish)
Mining & Investment Latin America Summit
Mining & Investment Latin America Summit is taking place on the 24th and 25th October 2016 at the Westin, Lima.
Third ABAC 2016 Meeting, China
This important meeting was set up for 1 to 4 August of this year, to be held in Shenzhen (China). Texts and details of the Meeting with the leaders to be held in November in Lima (CEO Summit) will be polished in this meeting, among other things.  
(News in Spanish)

TPP outcomes at a glance 
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a regional free trade agreement (FTA) of unprecedented scope and ambition with great potential to drive job-creating growth across the Australian economy.
National institutions presented cooperation projects to the Japanese Government
The Meeting of the Working Group on Paraguay-Japan 2016 Cooperation was held at the Headquarters of the National Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the framework of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation with the Japanese Government, occasion on which three national institutions presented its respective projects. (News in Spanish)
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba receives Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, had a courtesy meeting, in the morning of Thursday 21 July, with his excellency Mr. Hitoshi Kikawada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is paying an official visit to our country. (News in Spanish)
Panama and Korea strengthen bilateral relations
The Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado received the courtesy visit of Sahng-Hoon Bahk, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Panama, in which meeting both Governments expressed their will to strengthen the bilateral relations by means of cooperation in different spheres such as trade, tourism, reciprocal investments and air connectivity, among others. (News in Spanish)
Panama and Vietnam will sign an Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation
The Republic of Panama and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam signed on Friday an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation, to be signed by the corresponding authorities in the city of Hanoi, next August. (News in Spanish)
Chile accedes the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation of the ASEAN
The request of Chile to access the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, TAC, of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was accepted by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 10 member States on 24 July 2016, at the 49 Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic. (News in Spanish)

China: nationalism and globalization
The developed world began to move under a new dichotomy: opening versus enclosedness. That is, opening to the world and globalized society or, alternately, limitation to the free trade, rigid barriers to immigration and mistrust towards the foreign. (News in Spanish)
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