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Bulletin  N° 21, October 2015
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Agenda

Next events 

Latin America – Asia Pacific Business Forum, the ASEAN, a new market for the future
 
The Development Bank of Latin-America (CAF), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Latin-American Integration Association (ALADI) are pleased to invite you to participate in the first “Latin America – Asia Pacific Business Forum: The ASEAN, a new market for the future”, to be held on 24 and 25 November of this year in Lima, Peru.
 
Seminar: Economic relations of China with Latin America and the Caribbean: a forward-looking view
 
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, will participate in the Seminar “Economic relations of China with Latin America and the Caribbean: a forward-looking view”, to be held on 11 November 2015, at the headquarters of the Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe (INTAL).
 

Outstanding activities 


Seventh Chair of Latin-American and Caribbean Integration AUALCPI
 
The Coordinator of the Latin America Latina – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the Seventh Chair of Latin-American and Caribbean Integration AUALCPI, to be held on 29 and 30 October, at the Universidad de San Buenaventura, Headquarters Bogotá.

“6th India – Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Conclave”
 
The Coordinator of the Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi,   participated, as a lecturer, in the business conclave “6th India – Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Conclave”, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry from 8 to 9 October 2015 at the Hotel Taj Palace, in New Delhi, India.
 
Presentation of the book “Política Exterior de China: relaciones regionales y cooperación
 

The Coordinator of the Latin America Latina – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the presentation of the book “Política Exterior de China: relaciones regionales y cooperación”, whose Coordinators are  Raquel León de la Rosa and Juan Carlos Gachúz.
 

Presentation of book “Crisis Global Respuestas Nacionales. La gran recesión en América Latina y Asia Pacífico
 
The Coordinator of the Latin America Latina – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the presentation of the book “Crisis Global Respuestas Nacionales. La Gran Recesión en América Latina y Asia Pacífico”, publication of the Observatory and coordinated by José Luis León Manríquez. 

 

Publications


Boletín de noticias de Asia Pacífico
 
The Latin America Latina – Asia Pacific Observatory publishes the informative bulletin about news of Asia Pacific of July – September 2015 period.
 
Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia - Pacífico (APEC)
 
The Latin America Latina – Asia Pacific Observatory publishes the informative bulletin about the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
 
XXIX Congreso Anual de AMEI “Cultura, gobernanza y globalización: La crisis de las instituciones en un mundo complejo”
 
The Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory publishes a report about the results of the mentioned congress. In particular about the boards related to Asia Pacific.

 

News


Outstanding publications 

¿A la vez posibilidad creíble realidad confusa y espejismos? El proceso que conduce hacia el TPP y sus primeros impactos en América Latina

Monthly Newsletter of Félix Peña for October 2015 period. (Publication in spanish).

El Acuerdo Transpacífico, ¿una amenaza a la integración latinoamericana?

Article by Mariano Turzi for the magazine “Nueva sociedad. Democracia y política en América Latina”. (Publication in spanish).

Japan - Latin America relations: then and now

Publication by Mikio Kuwayama of the Japan Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (JALAC).

Boletín Innovación/ China

The Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre China de la Universidad Andrés Bello publishes the bulletin Innovación/China, number 31 for October 2015. (Publication in spanish).

Boletín de Noticas Chile – China

The Centro de Estudios China-Chile of the Universidad Santo Tomas and the Universidad de Estudios Extranjeros de Guangdong publish their first bulletin of news Chile – China. (Publication in spanish).

India´s rise: a strategy for trade-led growth

Report published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

América Latina y el Caribe y China Economía, comercio e inversión 2015

The Red Académica de América Latina y el Caribe sobre China de la UNAM presents the publication: “América Latina y el Caribe y China Economía, comercio e inversión 2015”. (Publication in spanish).
 
Business and academic activities 
 
The Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): A modern TLCAN?

The Departament of Law and International Relations of the ECSH of the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de México are pleased to invite you to the board: El Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico (TPP): ¿Un TLCAN moderno? (News in spanish).

Economic Relations between Latin America and the BRICS will be discussed in the meeting of SELA

The Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) held on 8 October, in Caracas, the “Seminario Regional sobre las relaciones económicas y financieras de América Latina y el Caribe con el Grupo BRICS” an regional event aiming at identifying opportunity areas for Latin America and the Caribbean in their economic and trade trends, and, in particular the financial ones, with the group of emerging countries constituted by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, known as BRICS Group. (News in spanish).

Sixth International Electronic Symposium  [Extraordinary] about Chinese Politics

The Sixth International Electronic Symposium  -Extraordinary- about Chinese Politics is an initiative of the Observatorio de la Política China (OPCh) and the China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS). It will be held on 10 - 20 November 2015 and its main goal will be the XIII Plan Quinquenal (Thirteenth Five Year Plan). (News in spanish).

China y América Latina: enfoque multidisciplinarias sobre una relación compleja

The ECLAC and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council organize this specialized conference to be held on 5 November in Santiago de Chile, Chile.  (News in spanish).

PROMPERÚ participates in the road show in the main cities of Asia

The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), Magali Silva Velarde- Álvarez, informed that the organizations in charge of the promotion of tourism in the Pacific Alliance are participating in the Global Forum of Tourism in Macao, as well as in the first road show in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghái, Beijing, apart from Macao, in order to identify and create opportunities in the Chinese market. (News in spanish).

In China, Colombia presents strategy for promoting tourism with Asia Pacific

The Vice-Minister of Tourism, Sandra Howard Taylor, presented a strategy seeking to increase the tourism between the partners of AP and the Asian economies. The plan was displayed during the Foro de Turismo de Economía Global (Global Tourism Economy Forum), held in Macau – China. (News in spanish).

China, LatAm seek new fields for business cooperation

The China-Latin America business summit held on 13 October in Guadalajara, Mexico, sought to booster the links and explores business opportunities in new areas between the two regions.

Fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Latin America and Asia

The Latin America – Asia Business Forum, held every two years in Singapore, is the first platform for business and governmental leaders where they may exchange ideas and do business between both regions.

Conferences “An Overview on Indonesia-Mexico Diplomatic Relation” and “La política exterior de Indonesia hacia América Latina”

The Division of International Studies and the Embassy of Indonesia in Mexico invite to the conferences: “An Overview on Indonesia-Mexico Diplomatic Relation” and “La política exterior de Indonesia hacia América Latina” with the participation of the Ambassador of Indonesia in Mexico HE Yusra Khan e Dr. Sulthon Sjahril Sabaruddin of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia. (News in spanish).

 
 
Agreements and negotiations

Upon five years of negotiations, the 12 member countries of the TPP signed an agreement for deepening their relations

This last generation agreement will create more opportunities for Chile in Asia Pacific, especially in the food area, where it deepens the market access in bilateral treaties currently in-force. (News in spanish).

Former Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs: presence of the country in the TPP consolidates trade policy towards the Pacific

The presence of Peru in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) consolidates the foreign trade policy towards the Pacific region, after being part of important economic blocks in this region of the world, according to the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Óscar Maúrtua. (News in spanish).

Wang Yi holds conversations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador Ricardo Patiño

On 8 October 2015, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi held conversations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador Ricardo Patiño, who is in an official visit to China. (News in spanish).

Need to re-examine India-Mercosur PTA: Official

India should review again its agreement with the Mercosur in order to increase trade between both regions.

Brazil wants to equal sanitary regulations of the BRICS in order to increase trade

The Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil, Kátia Abreu, requested, during her visit to Russia, where she participated in the opening of the 17th Exposition Agroindustrial Golden Autumn in Moscow, the homogenization of the sanitary rules of the five countries of the BRICS block (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). (News in spanish).

Vice_President of Bolivia,   Álvaro García, will visit China

The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hua Chunying announced: At the invitation of the Vice-President of State Li Yuanchao, the Vice-President Álvaro García Linera of the Plurinational State of Bolivia paid an official visit to China from 15 to 17 October and attended the 2015 High-Level Forum on Poverty Reduction. (News in spanish).

Delegation of the Cuban customs initiates bilateral course in the People’s Republic of China

On Tuesday, 13 October 2015, the delegation of the General Customs of the Republic of Cuba (AGR) initiated the Customs Operation Course for Cuba 2015 in the Customs College of Shanghai, institution established as Regional Training Center of the World Customs Organization (WCO) for the Asia Pacific region and Superior School of Training of the Boards of the Chinese Communist Party within the General Administration of Customs. (News in spanish).

TPP will open doors to more than 1.600 Chilean goods not included in the agreements in-force

One of the greatest questions regarding the Transpacific Free Trade Agreement is how beneficial will it be for the Chilean economy, which has trade agreements in-force with the other eleven countries participating in the treaty. (News in spanish).

5th High-Level Forum on the Korea-Caribbean Partnership to Take Place

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea was the venue of the Fifth High Level Forum about the Alliance of Korea and the Caribbean on 20 October, where the ways to improve the cooperation between Korea and the Caribbean within the field of renewable energies was explored.

 
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