Bulletin  N° 32, September 2016
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Outstanding activities

Round table “Foreign policy of China in the Government of Xi Jinping”
The Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory held the round table “La política exterior de China en el gobierno de Xi Jinping” (Foreign policy of China in the Government of Xi Jinping) with a main lecture by Dr. Christopher R. Hughes, Professor, and Director of the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Such event was held on 15 September, at 9.30 a.m., at the Headquarters of the ALADI.
International seminar “La conexión china en la política exterior de Argentina en el siglo XXI”
The Coordinator of the Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated in the international seminar “La conexión china en la política exterior de Argentina en el siglo XXI” (The Chinese connection in the foreign policy of Argentina in the Twenty-First Century), held on Monday, 12 September, at 8:00 a.m., at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


La Alianza del Pacífico y el Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico
Participation of Ignacio Bartesaghi within the framework of the Seminar “La Alianza del Pacífico como instrumento de internacionalización” (The Pacific Alliance as an internationalization instrument) organized by the Center Asia Pacific Studies of the Universidad EAFIT. (Publication in Spanish).
Boletín Estadístico América Latina - Asia Pacífico
The Observatory publishes the eighth statistical bulletin about the commercial relations of goods between the two regions, for the second half of 2015.
Boletín de noticias de Asia Pacífico
Período July – September 2016 period. N°10.


Outstanding publications 

La iniciativa del mejor algodón y el futuro de la agricultura sustentable en India
Paper published by the Biblioteca Nacional del Congreso de Chile (National Library of the Congress of Chile). (Publication in Spanish).

Business and academic activities

Pacific Alliance, and TPP: Opportunities, and challenges for Uruguay
Within the national and international context of economic downturn we are currently going through, the situation of the regional block, and upon considering the characteristics of our country, it is key to promote and facilitate the opening processes, and international insertion. (News in Spanish).
Peru captures the attention for investments, and business with Malaysia
With the support for our Embassy in Malaysia, and of the International Trade Association of Malasya (SMITA), at the Headquarters of the Agency of Foreign Trade Promotion of that country, on 20 September, the discussion “Peru, a New Business Destination for Malasyan SME’s” (“Perú, un nuevo destino de negocios para las Pymes malayas”) was held. (News in Spanish).
Australian company signs an agreement on research in tropical medicine with partners of South America
An Australian biotech company has signed agreements to develop drugs for leishmaniasis and dengue fever in Colombia and Brazil, following a business mission organised by Austrade.
Second circular of the National Congress of ALADAA
The second circular of the National Congress of ALADAA, Argentinian Section, containing the list of thematic roundtables approved, the regulations of presentation of summaries, and lectures and the corresponding deadlines for submitting, is published. (News in Spanish).

Agreements and negotiations

Minister Loizaga received in audience the Ambassador of Paraguay in Japan
The Minister of Foreign Relations, Ambassador Eladio Loizaga, received, this morning, in audience, at the Palacio Benigno López, Headquarters of the National Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay in Japan, Naoyuki Toyotoshi, who, on this occasion, presented a report on his management as the Head of the Diplomatic Mission in Tokyo. (News in Spanish).

 Exemption of visa to Chinese citizens will increase the flow of tourists towards  Peru
Today it was decided to exempt, with some restrictions, from the temporary and business visa to the citizens of the People’s Republic of China entering Peru, according to the Supreme Decree 069-2016-RE of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (News in Spanish).


Xi Jinping attends the Informal Summit of Leaders of the BRICS
On September 4, 2016, President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, President Michel Temer of Brazil and President Vladimir Putin of Russia attended the BRICS Leaders' Informal Meeting held in Hangzhou.
Chile signs accession to the Amity and Cooperation Treaty of ASEAN
The Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Edgardo Riveros, signed today, within the framework of the  28° and 29° Summit of Leaders of the ASEAN, the accession of Chile to the Amity and Cooperation Treaty of the ASEAN,  with Egypt, and Morocco. (News in Spanish).
Chile and India signed today an extension of the Partial Scope Agreement
Upon more than 5 years of negotiations, Chile and India signed today the document that formalizes the extension of the Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), that will increase from 474 goods included with tariff preferences in the original agreement (in-force since 2007) to about 2.800, which will benefit especially the Chilean exports of food, which will have important competitive advantages in order to access that market. (News in Spanish).
Peruvian fruits and vegetables initiate strengthening strategy in Asia
Peruvian companies participate, from 7 to 9 September, in the international fair Asia Fruit Logistica. (News in Spanish).

Mexico and Malaysia strengthen political dialogue and economic cooperation
The Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Carlos de Icaza, paid a working visit to Malaysia in order to revise the state of the bilateral relationship. (News in Spanish).
Presentation of opportunities of investing in Paraguay to managers of a food company of Taiwan
The Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay in the Republic of China-Taiwan, Marcial Bobadilla, paid a visit to the facilities of the Factory of I-MEI Foods Co.Lda, where he was received by the General Manager of the company, Luis Ko, and the Assistant Manager of the administrative office, Sophia Wu, whom the Paraguayan diplomat presented the investment opportunities offered by our country to the foreign capital. (News in Spanish).
Directors of Customs from Singapore, and Panama strengthen relations
The Director-General of Customs of Panama José Gómez Núñez, and the Director-General of Customs of Singapore, Mr. Ho Chee Pong, met in an Asian city in order to strengthen the relations with that nation, and the interest in collaborating with Panama in the development of different initiatives that lead the country to improve their processes and productivity in the customs management was formalized. (News in Spanish).
Vice-Minister Gauto and Taiwanese Ambassador follow up commitments undertaken by Presidents of Paraguay and Republic of China - Taiwan
Vice-Minister of Economic Relations and Integration, Ambassador Rigoberto Gauto, received in this date the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Paraguay, Alexander Tah-Ray Yui. The occasion was favourable to follow up the commitments undertaken in the Official Visit of the President of the Republic, Horacio Cartes Cartes to Taipei, as well as the Visit of State paid by the President of Taiwan, Dra. Tsai Ing-wen, to our country, in May, and June of this year, respectively. (News in Spanish).
High Level Global Forum about the Transpacific Partnership Agreement TPP
The Mexican Council of International Affairs COMEXI, in collaboration with the Secretariat of Foreign Relations, and the Secretariat of Economy, organize the High Level Global Forum about the TPP. (News in Spanish).
Success of the TPP means a powerful response, as well as a curb on isolationist trends, and speech rejecting the free trade
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu opened the High Level Global Forum about the Transpacific Partnership Agreement. (News in Spanish).
Xi Jinping has a meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard of Peru. Both Presidents agreed to promote jointly the strategic partnership between  China, and Peru at a new level
On September 13, 2016, President Xi Jinping held talks at the Great Hall of the People with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard of Peru. Both heads of state agreed to view and develop China-Peru relations from a strategic height and long-term perspective and jointly push China-Peru comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level.
Christopher Hughes analyzed the future of the Chinese foreign policy, and its strategy for Latin America
The effect of the reforms adopted by the Chinese Government in order to shape a economic and political reality is one of the issues that this British Sinologist developed in the seminar “La vinculación en el seminario internacional “Política exterior de China en el gobierno de Xi Jinping: efectos económicos y políticos para América Latina” (Linking in the international seminar “Foreign policy of China in the Government of Xi Jinping: economic and political effects for Latin America). (News in Spanish).
Customs participates in meeting with China due to certification of origin
Shanghai.- The National Service of Customs, by means of the Sub-Departament of Origin of the Technical Sub-Directorate and of the Department of Development of the Sub-Directorate of Information Technology, was part of the Second Meeting of the Working Group for the development of the Certification System of Electronic Origin within the framework of the Free Trade Agreement  (FTA) Chile–China, held in Shanghai between 7, and 9 September. (News in Spanish).
Minister of Agriculture of China receives the Ambassador of Cuba
The Ambassador of Cuba in the People's Republic of China Alberto Blanco Silva was received at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture of China by Minister Han Changfu, having a kind and productive exchange. (News in Spanish).
Experience of China may serve for the development of Latin America
The experience of China in the development and structural reforms may contribute for Latin America to see a long term development, and to experience improvements, according to the Ecuadoran Academician and Researcher Milton Reyes. (News in Spanish).
Meeting with Evaluation Mission of the Japanese Cooperation to Paraguay
At the Palacio Benigno López, Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there was held a meeting with the Evaluation Mission of Japanese Cooperation to Paraguay. (News in Spanish).
Japan and Cuba sign reordering of debt
Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Economy and Planning, received, on Monday, a Japanese delegation chaired by Mr.  Masaru Watanabe, Ambassador of Japan in Cuba. (News in Spanish).
Investment opportunities and areas in Paraguay were presented in Korea
The Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Korea presented the investment opportunities and areas in Paraguay, as well as national goods that may be commercialized in the Korean market, in the Chamber of Commerce of the city of Anyang, at 30 km of Seoul, before more than 50 executives and businessmen, interested in counting on information about the economic, commercial, and legal regime of our country in the area of investments and companies start-up. (News in Spanish).
Undersecretary of Telecommunications assessed the participation in Chile Week 2016
The possibility that our country be the entrance door to the Latin-American region for Chinese investments in technology, apart from new progresses in the Project of connecting to the Asian giant through optical fiber cable, were some of the goals obtained by the Secretary of State. (News in Spanish).
Wang Yi has a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Rodríguez
On 21 September 2016, local time, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi had a meeting, in New York, with the Venezuelan Minister Delcy Rodríguez. (News in Spanish).
Fifth Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held between the Republic of Korea, and the Quartet of the CELAC
On the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Minister Yun Byung-se attended the fifth ministerial meeting between the Republic of Korea and the Cuarteto countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on September 22. In their meeting, the top diplomats extensively discussed the North Korean nuclear issue and ways for the Republic of Korea and CELAC to work more closely together.
Ambassador of Chile: “I am going to seek the possible ways in order to link our Congress with Malaysia”
For Rodrigo Pérez Manríquez, appointed, at the beginning of September 2016, as the diplomatic representative of our country in Kuala Lumpur, the parliamentary diplomacy is an element that contributes to the relations among governments he considers necessary for the future administration. (News in Spanish).
Cuba and New Zealand promote exchanges in agricultural sector
During the visit to New Zealand of a delegation of the Cuban Company Alimport, it was possible to see the interest of both parties of promoting more exchange and business. (News in Spanish).
Loizaga said that Paraguay considers Antofagasta and Chile as its main entrance and exit door to Asia
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Ambassador Eladio Loizaga, and of Chile, Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz, in this date gave a press conference in Antofagasta, during the visit to the Deposit and Free Zone of our country in the mentioned Chilean city, in which the Minister of Public Work and Communications, Ramón Jiménez Gaona, also participated. (News in Spanish).
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