Bulletin  N° 5, june 2014
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Outstanding activities 

Presentation of the book: “Trade relations between Latin America – Asia Pacific, challenges and opportunities” at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de México
The Coordinator of the Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory, Ignacio Bartesaghi, presented in Ciudad de Mexico the book: “Trade relations between Latin America – Asia Pacific, challenges and opportunities”.

Second International Seminar Latin America and the Caribbean and China: conditions and challenges for the twenty-first century
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the Second International Seminar Latin America and the Caribbean and China: conditions and challenges for the twenty-first century, organized by the Red ALC-China, which had the support of the UNAM of Mexico and the UDUAL, held on 26, 27 and 28 May, 2014.

PEC COMEX 2014, passion, experience and expertise in foreign trade
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated, with Raúl Ochoa and Osvaldo Rosales, in the Foreign Trade Forum: “PEC COMEX 2014, passion, experience and expertise in foreign trade”.

Visit to the Institute of International Relations of Universidad Nacional de la Plata
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Ignacio Bartesaghi, had a meeting, on 4 June, with Mexican students of the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Seminar: India a partner for Latin America
The Seminar: India a partner for Latin America, organized by the Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory of the ALADI, CAF and ECLAC, was held on 11 June 2014, at the ALADI Headquarters.

Call for essays 2014
The Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory launches the invitation for the presentation of the essays about the economic and trade relations between Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Deadline: 29th August 2014. 

First call to the Academic Forum- Support for book to be published in 2014
An official announcement is included among the activities defined for the Academic Forum established within the scope of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, convoking all interested to submit their books on the topic Latin America - Asia Pacific.

Project deadline: July 5th, 2014. 

Final version: November 5th, 2014. 



Statistical Bulletin Latin America - Asia Pacific
The Observatory published its second statistical bulletin of the second half of the year 2013.

From India with technology
The specialist Deepak Bhojwani elaborate for the Academic Forum, the note "From India with technology" a new inaugurating seccion of the Academic Forum.  (Publication in spanish). 



Outstanding publications 

¿A dónde va China en Asia?
The Observatory of the Chinese Politics presents its paper. (Publication in spanish).

FEALAC Newsletter (FEALAC Cyber Secretariat Workshop 2014)
The Newsletter on the 4th FEALAC Cyber Secretariat has been issued.

El consenso de Beijing como alternativa al consenso de Washington
Mercedes Susana Giuffré publishes her paper, which was presented at Universidad de El Salvador, Argentina. (Publication in spanish).

Asia-Pacific Economies after the Global Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific promote this Publication.

Growing Economic Diplomacy in ASEAN: Opportunities and Threats
The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies divulges this publication.

India’s 10-point agenda for LatAm
Gateway House presents its paper about the 10 most important points of the agenda of India for Latin America.

China en América Latina - Seguimiento de temas en la prensa latinoamericana
The Universidad Andrés Bello- Facultad de Ciencias Sociales and the Center of Latin-American Studies about China present this publication. (Publication in spanish).

La inversión extranjera directa de China en América Latina: 10 casos de estudio
The Center of Studies China - Mexico and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - Facultad de Economía present a publication about case studies between Latin America and China. (Publication in spanish).

Boletín de Noticias ASEAN - N°2 junio 2014
The Argentinian Council of International Relations (CARI) and Committee of Asian Affairs (Group ASEAN) present the Bulletin of June. (Publication in spanish).

Business and academic activities

Seminario “Start up en China; nuevas oportunidades, nuevos negocios”
In order to analyze the most interesting sectors for the Chilean companies when doing business with China and Hong Kong, and to show the most efficient way to establish trade relations with the Asian giant, the Directorate of International Relations of the Universidad Central, its program China is Central and the School of Economic and Administrative Sciences of this University is organizing the seminar “Start up in China: new opportunities, new business”. (News in spanish).

"Seminario Latinoamérica mira a China"
“Seminar Latin America looks towards China”, which calls Latin-Americans living in China to submit their academic research projects. (News in spanish).

Conversatorio "El Ascenso de la Economía China"
By Dr. Eduardo Peña Triviño, author of ‘USA y China: Esplendor y Decadencia’ and Engineer Gustavo Cáceres, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Equador-China (CCECH). (News in spanish).

Call for papers. Overseas Chinese in Latin-America contemporary mobility and new identities
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, The Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Macau and the Macau Association for the Promotion of Exchange between Asia-Pacific and Latin America (MAPEAL), have the honor to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for the Seminar OVERSEAS CHINESE IN LATIN-AMERICA: CONTEMPORARY MOBILITY AND NEW IDENTITIES that will take place in Macau from 6th to 8th November 2014.

Seminario Internacional: “La Transformación del sector de Tecnologías de Información en Colombia: la brecha en formación de capital humano y la aproximación al referente de India”
Invitation by: Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales, Centro de Estudios sobre India Contemporánea – CESICAM, and Observatorio de Sociedad, Gobierno y Tecnologías de la Información OBSERVATICS, with the support of the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications MinTIC and the Embassy of India in Colombia. (News in spanish).

Feeding the masses: China-Latin America agriculture connections through time
This forum will explore how China’s need for food has transformed Latin American landscapes through time.

Seminario Internacional Desarrollo Regional e Innovación Productiva en Japón, China, India y Argentina: Nuevos Ejes para la Cooperación
The Specialization in Economy and Business with Asia Pacific and India of the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero invites to this seminar, which will be held on 2 and 3 July. (News in spanish).

Focus on Asia-LatAm Trade: Managing Risk & Resolving Disputes with Asian Parties
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is bringing together experts in Asia related disputes to share their knowledge and practical experience on effectively managing potential conflicts in this developing commercial relationship.

Macrorrueda de negocios de la Alianza del Pacífico
The second Macro-round of Business of the Pacific Alliance will be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and will assemble in the same site 480 exporting companies of the countries of the Alliance and about 240 buyers from Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, China, Korea and Japan. (News in spanish).

INDIA-LAC Investment conclave
This India-LAC Investment Conclave strives to bring investment focus between India & LAC region, through a 2-day interaction. 

Agreements and negotiations

APEC Trade Ministers adopt Qingdao Statement
APEC Trade Ministers concluded their two-day meeting on 18th of may by issuing a Qingdao Statement describing actions for improving trade and economic growth across the Asia-Pacific.

TPP Ministerial Declaration
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, through the SICE, shares the ministerial declaration of the trade ministers of the TPP.

The Twenty Third ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting (23rd ALMM)
The Twenty Third ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting (23rd ALMM) was convened on 22 May 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Parte negociación entre Chile e Indonesia para TLC
Important opportunities for Chilean goods are being planned, such as blueberries, plums, raspberries and peaches. (News in spanish).

XI Reunión Ministerial de la Alianza del Pacífico
The Secretariat of the Foreign Affairs of Mexico hosted the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Pacific Alliance, which ended on Friday with the presence of chancellors and Ministers of Trade of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. (News in spanish).

Acuerdo de Cooperación Bilateral con Corea se inicia con donación de movilidades para la Cumbre G-77
On Friday, 30 May, at Santa Cruz, the Cooperation Framework Agreement between the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Republic of Korea with a view to strengthening the economic and social development and to tightening bilateral relations, and five cars were given for the Summit G77+China, to be held on 14 -15 June in the country. (News in spanish).

Venezuela y el Sudeste Asiático mantienen cooperación comercial y cultural estrecha
The Bolivarian Government, with a view to consolidating the new international geopolitics for the constitution of a multicenter and  pluripolar order, is part of the Forum for the Cooperation between West Asia and Latin America (FOCALAE), which is also part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASAN). (News in spanish).

Costa Rica y Malasia ratifican sólidos lazos de amistad
Costa Rica and Malaysia reiterated today the traditional friendships bonds between both countries, and agreed to deepen their relations, during the visit of Dato`Hamzah Zainudin, Vice-Chancellor of Malaysia. (News in spanish).

Positiva evaluación del TLC Chile-China en reunión de la Comisión de Libre Comercio
The Fifth Meeting of the Free Trade Commission of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Chile and China was held on 5-6 June. (News in spanish).

DIRECON y sociedad civil desarrollaron fructífero diálogo sobre el tema laboral del TPP
New Meeting of the Cuarto Adjunto aimed at informing and exchanging opinions about the negotiation contents of the labour issues within the Transpacific Agreement, known as TPP. (News in spanish).


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