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Bulletin  N° 16, May 2015
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Agenda

Next events 

 
Second Academic Seminar of the Latin American - Asia Pacific Observatory
The Latin American - Asia Pacific Observatory invites to the second academic seminar “Exploring spaces for the productive integration between Latin America and Asia Pacific”, which will be held on 8 and 9 July 2015 at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (ECLAC), in Santiago de Chile.


Outstanding activities

 
Seminar: “Latin America: Reflections between  convergence in diversity”
The Coordinator of the Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, participated, as a lecturer, in the seminar “América Latina: Reflexiones entre la convergencia en la diversidad” (“Latin America: Reflections between  convergence in diversity”). Such event was organized by the Embassy of Chile in Buenos Aires and Pro – Chile, on Monday, 11 May, 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 

Visit of the Coordinator to the Ambassadors of the ASEAN in Buenos Aires
The Coordinator of the Latin American - Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, visited the Ambassadors of the ASEAN in Buenos Aires on 11 and 13 May 2015. In particular, he had meetings with Ambassador of Indonesia Jonny Sinaga, the Ambassador of Malaysia Mohd Ashri Bin Muda, Ambassador of Philippines Ma. Amelita C. Aquino, and Ambassador of Vietnam Thao Nguyen Dinh. The Coordinator did not manage to make an appointment with the Ambassador of Thailand due to the fact that he was abroad. The ASEAN has only 5 representations in Buenos Aires.
 

Visit of the Coordinator to the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
The Coordinator of the Latin American - Asia Pacific Observatory, Dr. Ignacio Bartesaghi, visited Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires, where he was received by Dr. Mario Turzi, Director of the Program of Studies of Asia Pacific.
 

Publications


América Latina y el Caribe y China: hacia una nueva era de cooperación económica
This document, prepared by the ECLAC during the visit to its Headquarters in Santiago of Li Keqiang, Prime  Minister of China (25 May 2015), analyzes the main elements of the international economic context in which Latin America and the  Caribbean and China are, the ongoing progresses and challenges of the economic reforms process in this country and a panorama of the trade relations and investment between the  region and  China. The final pages offer some reflections and recommendations so as to enhance the economic links between both players.

Planes de Desarrollo de los países de Asia Pacífico
The Latin-American - Asia Pacific Observatory presents the second informative bulletin about the development plans of the Asia Pacific countries. 

News


Outstanding publications 

LATAM News April 2015
The Chamber of Commerce of Latin America and Australia (ALABC) publishes the news of April about Latin America.
  
Investment special
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) publishes the bulletin of May about Latin America and the Caribbean.

Los recursos naturales en la era China: ¿Una oportunidad para América Latina?
The South American Network of Applied Economics presents such publication drawn up by the authors: Ramiro Albrieu, Guillermo Rozenwurcel, Andrés López, José María Fanelli, José Pablo Arellano M., Marcel Vaillant, Flavia Rovira and Juan Cresta. (Publication in spanish).

Un cinturón y un camino
The Chamber of Exporters of the Republic of Argentina publishes bulletin En Cont@cto China Nº 81. (Publication in spanish).

For energy security, India needs to go deeper into Latin America
Article made by Expert Deepak Bhojwani for “The Economic Times”. 

Business and academic activities 

Brisbane Latam Market Briefing
Business round held on 18 May, in Brisbane, Australia. Organized by ALABC.

Call for Papers ICONAS 2
The Studies Center of the ASEAN of the Universidad de Chulalongkorn will hold international conference about studies of the ASEAN from 3 to 5 August 2015 at the Universidad de Chulalongkorn.

"Desarrollo del bloque BRICS"
On 20 May the Professor Nikolay Mijáilov gave a conference at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Such Professor is a Political Scientist, Regional Director of Foundation RUSSKIY MIR and Member of the National Committee of Studies of the BRICS countries. (News in spanish).
 

Postgraduate course: India in the current world economy. Economic and social ongoing reforms
The Postgraduate Courses Center of the School of Law of the Universidad de la República presents the course: “India en la economía mundial actual. Reformas económicas y sociales en marcha” (India in the current world economy. Economic and social ongoing reforms). Beginning: 30 May. (News in spanish).

Opening of the pavilion of Chile in the Free Trade Pilot Zone in Shanghai
The activity counted on the participation of important guests, authorities and Chilean businessmen. There was an exhibition of national goods in the pavilion of Chile. (News in spanish).

Argentinian companies participated in the most important fair of food and beverages of Asia
SIAL fair ended on May 8 in Shanghai with the participation of 44 Argentinian companies, the most important trade event of food and beverages of Asia. The presence of the Argentinian retinue was coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Fundación Exportar, with the Federal Investment Council (FIC) and the Institute for the Promotion of the Bovine Argentinian Meat (IPCVA). The Argentinian delegation also included officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation and the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA). (News in spanish).

Colombian businessmen participated in the food fair in Seoul, Seoul Food
Seoul Food 2015, one of the most important international fairs of the food industry in Asia, was held in South Korea. This year the event counted on 1,350 exhibitors and 60,000 visitors from 50 countries. (News in spanish).

Launch of the Chamber of Commerce MERCOSUR - ASEAN
The presentation of the Chamber of Commerce Mercosur Asean (MACC) will be held on 4 June (Thursday) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Rodolfo Nin Novoa. (News in spanish).

"A rapprochement to the BRICS in the Twenty-First Century"
The Colegio de Licenciados en Relaciones Internacionales organizes such event, which will be held on 11 June, at 7:00 p.m., at the Paraninfo of the UDELAR.

 
Agreements and negotiations

Cooperation with Japan for the port development
Argentina and Japan signed an agreement for the exchange of information regarding the development and the functioning of the port, and it establishes that both countries will cooperate in other areas that may be considered of interest. (News in spanish).

The President receives a Chinese delegation
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner received, on 6 May, in her cabinet of Casa de Gobierno, a delegation of members of the Chinese Government headed by Zhao Leji, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. (News in spanish).

Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Yesui had a meeting with the Minister of Planning and Development of Bolivia
On 6 May 2015, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Yesui had a meeting with the Minister of Planning and Development of Bolivia, Orellana, by exchanging opinions about the bilateral relations and practical cooperation between China and Bolivia, as well as international and regional problems of common interest. (News in spanish).

Eleventh round of negotiations of the Economic Partnership Agreement between Colombia and Japan
The eleventh round of negotiations of the Economic Partnership Agreement between Colombia and Japan was held between 18 and 22 May, in Tokyo, Japan.

Li Keqiang will pay an official visit to Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Chile
At the invitation of the President Dilma Rousseff, of the Federative Republic of Brazil, President Juan Manuel Santos, of the Republic of Colombia, President Ollanta Humala Tasso of the Republic of Peru and President Michele Bachelet Jeria, of the Republic of Chile, Prime Minister of the State Council Li Keqiang paid an official visit to the four mentioned countries between 18 and 26 May. (News in spanish).

Colombia and China signed a Technical and Economic Cooperation Agreement
The Minister of Foreign Relations María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar and the Ambassador of China in Colombia Wang Xiaoyan signed the Technical and Economic Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. (News in spanish).

Chinese Prime Minister arrives at Brazil in official visit
The Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, arrived, on 18 May, at Brasilia for an official visit to Brazil at the invitation of the President Dilma Rousseff. (News in spanish).

Chinese Prime Minister will visit Colombia with trade and cooperation agenda
Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, arrived, on 21 May, at Colombia in official visit, the first one of an official of his category, as part of a Latin-American tour that began in Brazil, including Peru and Chile. (News in spanish).

Colombia and China will negotiate a FTA
Colombia and China will initiate negotiations for signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in order to increase the trade relations between both countries, announced the Prime Minister of the Asian country, Li Keqiang, in official visit in Bogotá. (News in spanish).

China bets on strategic link with Latin America and the Caribbean
Prime Minister Li Keqiang reaffirmed the Chinese commitment to working jointly with the region for promoting the cooperation between both parties. (News in spanish).
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