Bulletin  N° 33, October 2016
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Outstanding activities

International conference: “The new phase of China: Implications for Latin America”
The Coordinator of the Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the international conference: “The new phase of China: Implications for Latin America”,  held on Thursday, 13 October, at 9:00 a.m., at the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.


Conferencia internacional: "La nueva fase de China: Implicaciones para América Latina"

Participation of Ignacio Bartesaghi within the framework of the International Conference: "The new phase of China: Implications for Latin America", organized by the Instituto de Estudios Internacionales of the Universidad de Chile with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation (SOPLA). (Publication in Spanish).
Desgrabación Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi - Reunión de Responsables Gubernamentales
Transcription of the conference by Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi – Meeting of Governmental Officials "New transformations, new definitions: the relations between Latin America and Asia Pacific", 14 and 15 April, at the Headquarters of the ALADI. (Publication in Spanish).
Boletín Estadístico América Latina - Asia Pacífico
The Observatory publishes the eighth statistical bulletin about goods trade relations between the two regions, related to the second half of 2015. (Publication of versions in English and Portuguese).


Outstanding publications 

China en América Latina. Seguimiento de temas en la prensa latinoamericana
Publication by the Center of Latin-American Studies about China. (Publication in Spanish).
Revista digital - Mundo Asia Pacífico
Publication by the Center of Asia Pacific Studies of the Universidad EAFIT. (Publication in Spanish).
Nuevos acuerdos comerciales en el Pacífico: oportunidades y amenazas para Uruguay
Publication by the Decon (Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, UdelaR) with the National Academy of Economy. (Publication in Spanish).
Relaciones China y América Latina: la retórica del ganar
Paper by Raúl Bernal-Meza.

Business and academic activities

International conference will assemble Latin-American sinologists in order to analyze new Chinese economic phase
On Thursday, 13 October 2016, the meeting will be held at the salón Domeyko of the Casa Central of the Universidad de Chile. The future projection of China, and the opportunities for Latin America will be part of the issues to be dealt with during one working day. (News in Spanish).
Seminar analised the new phase of the economy in China and the opportunities for Latin America
By means of the strengthening of the internal consumption, and the development of new innovation centers, the Asian giant wants to set up a different stage in which it from being an international manufacturer of goods becomes a world leader of science and technology. (News in Spanish).
ProMéxico in the Mexico-China Business High Level Group
The Business High Level Group (BHLG) is made up of a businessmen group proposed by the Governments of Mexico and China in order to promote and deepen the economic and commercial bilateral relation. The BHLG is the result of an agreement between the Presidents of both countries with the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between Mexico and China, on June 2013. (News in Spanish).
Investors of China and Latin America have a meeting in order to enhance their relations
The 7th Latin America China Investors Forum: the participants of the financial market of Latin America and China held a meeting on 12 October in order to discuss and debate the way of fostering the development and generating concrete business relations. (News in Spanish).

Agreements and negotiations

Donation of Taiwan will strengthen education projects in Panama
At an act held at the Salón los Próceres of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vice-Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation, María Luisa Navarro, received from the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), José María Liu, a donation for the purchase of 22 school buses for public schools of Darién, the County of Ngabe Buglé, Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro, Panamá Este, Colón, Los Santos, Coclé, Herrera, San Miguelito, and Panamá Oeste. (News in Spanish).
Ecuador and China consolidate their bonds as strategic partners for the development
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Guillaume Long, the working day fulfilled by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China in our country on 3 and 4 October was a “milestone in the history of the bilateral relation”  between China and Ecuador. (News in Spanish).
Visit to Korea promotes the diversification of markets, the promotion of the investment, and the strengthening of technology and innovation
PROCOMER identified, by means of a technical study, the potentiality for 125 Costa Rican goods in the Korean market, in agri-food, and agricultural sectors, and of the  electric, electronic, and chemical industries. (News in Spanish).
Venezuela highlights impact of the 672 bilateral agreements with China
Venezuela counts on 672 projects, developed jointly with China, for the strengthening and socio-economic development between both nations, stated, on Tuesday, the President of the China-Venezuela Joint High-Level Commission, Ricardo Menéndez. (News in Spanish).
Wang Yi: China supports Ecuador in order to enhance its capacity for achieving the independent development
On 4 October 2016, local time, in his joint interview with the press after the conversations with the Minister of Ecuador Guillaume Long in Quito, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Yi, said that during this visit, the President, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, stated that, during many years, the economy of Ecuador had a mono-productive structure, that depended on the exports of commodities and was affected, and limited by the international prices of commodities. (News in Spanish).
Meeting between the main Ministers in the TPP
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the 16th Meeting between the main Ministers about the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) in the office of the Prime Minister.
Costa Rica and Korea enhance their bilateral relations to an integral cooperation alliance
Seoul, Korea. 12 October 2016. Costa Rica and Korea enhance their bilateral relations to an Integral Cooperation Alliance (Comprehensive Cooperation Partnership), for which reason our country reaches a preferential place in order to strengthen the political, commercial, academic, and cooperation links. (News in Spanish).
PROCOMER opens business office in Korea
With a view to opening new business opportunities for national exporters, the Promoter of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) opened, on Thursday, a new office in the capital of Seoul, Korea. With this new commercial representation – added to the existing ones -, there are 41 offices around the world that will continue supporting the efforts for the internationalization of Costa Ricans. (News in Spanish).
Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Chao had a meeting with Vice-President Rosa of the Inter-American Development Bank
On 11 October 2016, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Chao, had a meeting with the Vice-President Rosa of the Inter-American Development Bank, who came to China in order to attend the Tenth China-Latin America Business Summit. Both parties exchanged points of view about the cooperation of mutual benefit between China and the Inter-American Development Bank, and the relations of China with Latin America. (News in Spanish).
Official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs Rodolfo Nin Novoa to the Republic of  Indonesia
Within the framework of the first official visit paid by the Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Republic of Indonesia, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, had, on 11 October, a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of such country, Retno Marsudi. (News in Spanish).
Costa Rica presents commercial and investment opportunities before Korean businessmen
On Friday, last day of the  presidential tour held this week in Seoul, distinguished Korean businessmen from diverse productive sectors had a meeting in order to participate in the platform event that the Foreign Trade Promoter of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) organized as part of the official agenda. (News in Spanish).
Costa Rica and the Republic of Korea sign agreement for promoting the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
The Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE) and the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea (KAIST) signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding for  promoting the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, within the framework of the official visit paid in that country by the President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solís. (News in Spanish).
El Salvador participates in the China – LAC business and commercial summit
The Government of El Salvador by means of the Promoting Organization of Exports and Investments of El Salvador (PROESA), the Minister of Foreign Affairs and its program of Economic, Commercial and Tourism Councils (CECT) with the Salvadoran exporting companies, participates in the Tenth China-LAC Business Summit, in the city of Tangshan, China. (News in Spanish).
Uruguay will be the venue of a new Business Summit – Transfer of venue of China-LAC and official recognition of Punta del Este as host of the edition 2017
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, formally announced that the venue of the next  China-LAC Business Summit  will be held in Punta del Este in the year 2017 before a crowd of Latin-American and Chinese businessmen in the city of Tangshan, where the 2016 edition is being held. (News in Spanish).
Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Chao visits Chile
On 14 and 15 October 2016, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Chao, visited Chile, had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile Muñoz, and held XIV political consultations between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs with the Ad Interim Vice-Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Squall Keni Qi. Both parties exchanged points of view of the bilateral relations and international and regional affairs of common interest. (News in Spanish).
Temer: Visit of India relaunched our strategic partnership
In a conversation upon bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday (17), in Goa, India, President Michel Temer said that the visit to the Asian country  "relaunched" the strategic partnership between Brazil and India.
Panama in the Tenth China-Latin America and the Caribbean Business Summit
The Republic of Panama participated in the Tenth China-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Business Summit, which was held in the city of Tangshan, Province of Hebei. (News in Spanish).
Joint Declaration of India and Brazil during the visit of the President of Brazil to India
Michel Temer, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, paid a visit to the Republic of India on 17 October 2016, at the invitation of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India. The President of Brazil was accompanied by the  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Serra, Minister of Agriculture, Blairo Maggi, Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade, and Services, Marcos Pereira, and  large official and business delegations.
Brazil and India sign pharmaceutical and agriculture cooperation agreements
After a bilateral meeting held on Monday (17), in Goa, between the President Michel Temer, and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two leaders signed cooperation agreements in the areas of pharmaceutical regulation, and agricultural research.
Fourteen Mexican SMEs do business in China
For the third time, Mexico participates in the China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair. (News in Spanish).
Act signed during the visit of the President of the Republic to Japan – Tokyo, 18 -19 October 2016
Memorandum of Cooperation between the Federative Republic of Brazil and Japan for the promotion of investments and economic cooperation in the infrastructure sector. (News in Spanish).
President Vázquez announces next opening of the Consulate General of Uruguay in the city of Guangzhou
Today, the President of the Republic, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, announced the opening of the Consulate General of Uruguay in the city of Guangzhou, before the most relevant authorities of the province of Guangdong, where this city is situated. (News in Spanish).
President Michel Temer arrives at Japan on Monday (17)
The President of the Republic Michel Temer arrived at Japan for an official working visit on Monday (17, 18, local time).
Republic of Korea and Argentina will have its Sixth High Level Political Consultation

The First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lim Sung-nam, with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Foradori of Argentina, will have the sixth high level political consultation between the Republic of Korea-Argentina in Seoul on 20 October.
Meeting of Brazil-Japan Summit
On 19 October, starting at 3:27 p.m., during about 50 minutes, Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, had a Meeting of Japan-Brazil Summit in the Office of the Prime Minister with Michel Miguel Elias Temer Lulia, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, who was paying an official working visit to Japan. The summary is the following. Kotaro Nogami, Deputy Secretary Chief of Cabinet, among others, attended the meeting.
In China, Minister Astori signed customs cooperation agreement
Upon meeting with executives of the most important firms in the port and railway fields and the Development Bank of China, the Minister of Economy and Finances, Danilo Astori, highlighted the interest in investment in Uruguay. Within that framework, the Minister signed cooperation agreements for the production and investments and another one in the customs field. (News in Spanish).
Audience of President Vázquez with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping
In his State visit to China, the President of the Republic, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, visited President Xi Jinping at the Palace of Government of the Chinese capital. (News in Spanish).
Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Chao and Venezuelan Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Co-chair the Meeting of the Subcommittee of Bilateral Relations of the China-Venezuela High-Level Commission
On 19 October  2016, the Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Chao, and the Venezuelan  Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Plasencia, co-chaired the Meeting of the  Subcommittee of Bilateral Relations within the framework of the 15th Meeting of the China-Venezuela Joint High Level Commission in Beijing. (News in Spanish).
Japan: Mexicans do business in the aerospace sector
Seeking business opportunities and an approach to the companies of the industry, Pro México participated in Japan Aerospace 2016, the most important aerospace fair of the industry in Asia, in coordination with the Embassy of Mexico in Japan, the Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industry (FEMIA) and the participation of the State of Querétaro. (News in Spanish).
DPM/FM Pham Binh Minh has a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of  Uruguay Rodolfo Nin Novoa
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Uruguay will work for the quick establishment of a joint committee of economic, commercial, and investment cooperation according to the Framework-Agreement on Trade and Investment that entered into force in April 2016.
Chinese Group intends to increase investments in Brazil
On Tuesday (25), in the morning, the President of the Republic, Michel Temer, had a meeting with representatives of the Chinese Group XCMG, fifth biggest machine manufacturer in the world. In the meeting, the Director-General of the company, Wang Min, said that they will continue investing in the country. (News in Spanish).
Promotion of the Mexican aerospace sector in Tokyo
With more than 40 representatives of the main companies related to the Japanese aerospace industry in Mexico, such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Fuji Heavy Industries, a seminar for the promotion of the Mexican aerospace industry within the framework of the  Japan Aerospace 2016 was held. This event was organized by the Mexican Federation of the Aerospace Industry (FEMIA), ProMéxico, and the BCI Agency, also in charge of the B2B meetings of this event. (News in Spanish).
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