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Bulletin  N° 18, July 2015
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Next events 

Fifth National Meeting of ABRI
The Coordinator of the Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, will participate in the 5to Encuentro Nacional de ABRI, which will be held in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in campus Corazón Eucarístico of the PUC Minas from 29 to 31 July 2015.

Nineteenth Annual Congress of the Mexican Association of International Studies, AMEI
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, will participate in the XIX Congress of the International Studies Mexican Association, AMEI called: Culture, governance and globalization: the crisis of the institutions in a complex world. The event will be held from 15 to 17 October 2015 at the facilities of the Cancún Center, in Cancún, Quintana Roo, México.


Outstanding activities


Second Academic Seminar of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory
Between 8 and 9 July 2015, at the ECLAC Headquarters, in Santiago de Chile, the Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory held the Second Academic Seminar: Exploring spaces for the productive integration between Latin America and Asia Pacific. You may access, through this link, the press release, the presentations of the academicians, audios and photo gallery. 
 
"Latin America and China: Development Partners in Transition"
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the meeting of experts: Latin America and China: Development Partners in Transition. Such meeting took place on 1 July at the Headquarters of the OECD, in Paris, France, and was held with a view to receiving opinions of the experts about the report “LEO 2016”, to be submitted by the mentioned international organization. The mentioned document is being drawn up jointly by the ECLAC and the CAF.
 

Publications


Boletín Estadístico América Latina - Asia Pacífico
The Latin America Observatory publishes the statistical bulletin number 6 of the second half of 2014.
 
Boletín de noticias de Asia Pacífico
The Latin America Observatory publishes the news three-monthly bulletin of Asia Pacific of period April – June 2015.
 
Informe sobre acuerdos y negociaciones - N°2 año 2015
The Latin America Observatory publishes the report on agreements and negotiations for period January - June 2015.
 

Informe de actividades del Observatorio América Latina - Asia Pacífico 2012 - 2015
The Latin America Observatory publishes the report on activities of the Observatory for period 2012 – 2015. 

 

News


Outstanding publications 

Jiexi Zhongguo. Análisis y Pensamiento Iberoamericano sobre China
The Observatory of Chinese Politics presents the bulletin Jiexi Zhongguo of the third quarter of 2015. (Publication in spanish).

Relaciones China-EEUU bajo Xi Jinping
The Chamber of Exporters of the Argentinian Republic publishes the bulletin En Cont@cto China Nº 83 about the relations of China – United States under Xi Jinping. (Publication in spanish).

China´s agricultural investment in Latin America: A Critical Assessment
Report of Margaret Myers and Guo Jie about the interests of China in the agriculture of Latin America.

China. Un socio imperial para Argentina y América Latina
Julio Sevares publishes his book: China. An imperial partner for Argentina and Latin America. The author analyzes the phenomenon of Chinese expansion with realism, studying the explosive economic development, quite related to the expansion that took place in the zone of Asia Pacific. He discovers the challenges and opportunities that such country presents for Latin America. (Publication in spanish).

China: de la tradición a la posmodernidad
The Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre China (CELC) of the Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales of the Universidad Andrés Bello publishes the paper: “China: de la tradición a la posmodernidad” (China: from tradition to post-modernity) done by Dra. Elena Avramidou of the Department of History of the Centro de Estudios helénicos, of the University of Beijin. (Publication in spanish).

Boletín Innovación/ China
The Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre China (CELC) of the Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales of the Universidad Andrés Bello publishes its bulletin about innovation/China number 28. (Publication in spanish).
 
The Future of U.S. Trade Policy
Paper done by James McBride for “Council on foreign relations”.

Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Lies Ahead?
Paper done by Daniel J. Ikenson, Director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. 

Business and academic activities 

Relation of Korea and South America was analyzed in seminar organized by the Usach
The meeting was held in three panels where Korean and Latin-American academicians dealt with the relations between Korea and South America within the economy and business, culture and society, apart from politics and security. (News in spanish).

ExpoMin Mexico 2015, Acapulco
Austrade invites to participate in ExpoMin México, one of the main exhibitions of mining in Mexico and one of the most important forums of Latin America.

INADEM participates in the Second Joint Committee of Mexico-Korea SMBEs
In recent working tour in Seoul, South Korea, the President of the Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor (INADEM), Enrique Jacob Rocha, participated in the Second Joint Development Committee of SMEs, organized in coordination with the Small and Medium Business Administration of South Korea (SMBA). (News in spanish).

Agriculture organized meeting between Argentinian dairy SMEs with Chinese company in order to promote exports
The Ministry of Agriculture organized a meeting with representatives of the “Asociación de Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas Lácteas” (Association of Small and Medium Dairy Enterprises) and officials of the Chinese company of non-alcoholic beverages JDB, in order to strengthen the trade relation between both countries and promote exports of dairy products. (News in spanish).

Seminar about trade and investment for foreign emerging markets
Pro Colombia participates in seminar in Korea with a view to promoting the investment opportunities in Colombia before 40 local companies. Other countries participating in this event: Mexico, India, Vietnam and Thailand. (News in spanish).

 
Agreements and negotiations

Cooperation mechanisms with China are reflected on investments for the development of Venezuela
The Minister of Popular Power for Foreign Relations, Delcy Rodríguez, participated, on Wednesday, in a working meeting with the Technical Secretariat of the High Level Mixed Commission of Venezuela-China, headed by the Executive Vice-President of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza. (News in spanish).

Chancellor González informs interest of Costa Rica in opening Embassy in Australia during bilateral meeting
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Manuel A. González, had a bilateral working meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, Julie Bishop. (News in spanish).

Argentina and India strengthen links with a view to strategic partnership
Vice-Chancellor Eduardo Zuain paid an official visit to India, where he had a working meeting with his equal of that country, R. Swaminathan, within the framework of the dialogue mechanism in-force between both nations. (News in spanish).

Venezuela and China sealed agreements for joint development plan 2015-2025
During the Fourth Session of the Technical Secretariat of the Mixed Committee Venezuela-China, representatives of the governments of both countries reaffirmed the more than 400 agreements sustained in the last years, and sealed the joint development plan for 2015 -2025 period. (News in spanish).

Visit of Argentine Foreign Secretary Mr. Eduardo Antonio Zuain
The Foreign Secretary of Argentina, Ambassador Eduardo Antonio Zuain, visited India from 30 June to 2 July.

Argentina requested India to speed up the opening of markets for citrus fruits of our country
Within the framework of his official visit to India, Vice-Chancellor Eduardo Zuaín had a working meeting with his equal, R. Swaminathan, whom he formally requested to speed up the opening process of the Indian market for the Argentinian citrus fruit. (News in spanish).

Government of El Salvador receives donation of Japan for installation of Irrigation Systems in eastern zone
The Government of El Salvador, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received today a donation from the Government of Japan, through its Ambassador Masataka Tarahara, for the Project called “Instalación de Módulos de Riego para el Incremento de la Producción en los Departamentos de San Miguel y La Unión”, to be executed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. (News in spanish).

Twelfth Round of Negotiations for the Japan-Colombia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
The Twelfth Negotiation Round of the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and Colombia was held in Bogota, Colombia, from 14 to 17 July.

Costa Rica and New Zealand had the First Meeting of the Mechanism of Political Consultations, and emphasized on the interest of strengthening the cooperation links
Costa Rica and New Zealand had, on 7 July, the first meeting of political consultations in which they signed the political consultations agreement, which marks a new stage of the bilateral relationship. (News in spanish).

Ecuador fosters an agreement with pharmaceutical companies of India
India is considered as one of the emerging economies in the world and the development of its industries is widely recognized. For that reason, the Minister of Industries and Productivity, Eduardo Egas, had meetings with some pharmaceutical companies in New Delhi, India, in order to seek the best options for fulfilling the needs of medicines of the National System of Public Health. (News in spanish).

Xi Jinping has a meeting with President of Brazil Rousseff
On 9 July, President Xi Jinping had a meeting in Ufa, Russia, with the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff. (News in spanish).

Courtesy visit of Undersecretary of New Zealand
The courtesy visit of the Undrsecretary for Asia and the Americas, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand, Andrea Smith, to the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Miguel Hincapié was driven by the interest of the respective governments of deepening the bilateral relations. (News in spanish).

Second Dialogue to Strengthen the Economic Relationship between Mercosur and Japan
On 10 July, the second dialogue for strengthening the relation between Mercosur and Japan was held in Tokyo, Japan.

President Danilo Medina receives Ma Ying-jeou: links with Taiwan are strengthened
A new embrace for strengthening the friendship ties, commercial, cooperation and cultural exchange, came true with the State visit by President Danilo Medina, by his equal of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou. (News in spanish).

Opening of Philippine market for Argentinian fresh grapes
As a result of the negotiations jointly faced by the Argentinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing and the National Agri-food Health and Quality Service (Senasa), the legal requirements for the formal opening of the Philippine market for Argentinian fresh grapes were complied with. (News in spanish).

Signing of Technical and Economic Cooperation Agreement between  Uruguay and the People’s Republic of China
On 13 July, at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, signed a technical and economic cooperation agreement with the People’s Republic of China including a total amount of 50 million yuans, the equivalent to eight million US dollars. (News in spanish).
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