VIEWS & VISIONS (ARCHIVE)

VIEWS & VISIONS (ARCHIVE)

 

269.- Javier Solana, “China and Global Governance”, Project  Syndicate, 30-03-2015

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/china-multilateral-institutions-threaten-us-by-javier-solana-2015-03

["Highlight: <<At the Asian Development Bank, for example, Japan and the US each claim around 13% of the votes, compared to less than 6% for China, and the president is always Japanese. A similar situation prevails at the World Bank, where an American is always in charge, and the International Monetary Fund, where the managing director is always a European. Though the G-20 countries agreed in 2010 to increase China’s IMF quota from 3.65% to 6.19% – a small step in the right direction – the US Congress has refused to ratify the agreement, preventing the reforms from being implemented.

The fact is that China’s new initiatives are not revisionist, but reactive. If new powers are not given access to the existing global governance structures, they will create structures of their own. This means that the advanced countries have the power to prevent the international order’s fragmentation into ideological and economic blocs – but only if they can overcome their strategic mistrust of China.>>, A.S."]

268.- “Xinhua, AP to cooperate in social media”, Xinhua, 30-03-2015

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/30/c_134109247.htm

["Task of the hour: think about the implications of the announced cooperation", A.S.]

267.- M.J., “España se suma a última hora al Banco Asiático de Inversión”, El País, 28-03-2015

 http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/03/27/actualidad/1427478032_652247.html

["Spain joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Comment of the hour: a right decision. Also joining in the last hours: The Netherlands, Brazil, Russia et al.", A.S.]

266.- Kissinger: China, U.S. Must ‘Lead in Cooperation’, China Files, 24-03-2015

http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/caixin-media/kissinger-china-us-must-lead-cooperation?utm_content=buffer2731e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

["Comment of the hour: hardly a word for Europe. And highlight: << [...] and if China wants to spend resources on building a canal in Nicaragua and doesn’t make it a naval base, which is inconceivable, why should that concern me?>>, A.S. ]

265.- “Chinese leaders to attend Lee’s funeral”, China Daily, 23-03-2015

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2015-03/23/content_19877623.htm

["Highlight, page 2: <<In 2011, Xi Jinping, then China's vice-president, told Lee that 'tens of thousands of Chinese officials at various ranks have been to Singapore for visiting and studying', and 'this has played an important role in promoting bilateral relations and China's construction for modernization'>>", A.S.]

264.- Kerry Brown, “The UK Shows Leadership, and Strategic Clarity, in Joining AIIB”, Chatham House, 20-03-2015

http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/17261

["Comment of the hour: Absolutely pragmatic and right, Kerry. EU & APEC country banks should be more present in China and Asia to work together. It is a win-win constellation, no doubt about it. By the way, countries have until 31 March to decide whether to seek membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.", A.S.]

263.- “Italia e Germania sfidano Usa, entrano in banca mondiale Cina”, Ansa, 17-03-2015

http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/economia/2015/03/17/italia-entra-in-banca-mondiale-cinese_31fdff5b-840c-409c-9b3d-6a199da004d3.html

["Comment of the hour: extremely strategic decisions!, one by one: http://blog.zeit.de/china/2015/03/17/chinas-neue-entwicklungsbank-spaltet-den-westen  ... And France too!: http://www.cbanque.com/actu/51103/la-france-va-rejoindre-la-banque-asiatique-investissement-avec-allemagne-et-italie", A.S.]

262: “Made in China? Asia’s dominance in manufacturing will endure. That will make development harder for others”,The Economist, 14-03-2015

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21646204-asias-dominance-manufacturing-will-endure-will-make-development-harder-others-made

["Also, key anglo-saxon reflections on emerging banks: <<UK support for China-backed Asia bank prompts US concern>>. In other words, a sense of 危机. Thus, read the 机 side of the equation", BBC, 13-03-2015: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-31864877", A.S.]

261.- Luis Torras, “¿Se desinfla China?”, Global Asia, nº 42, marzo de 2015

http://globalasiamagazine.com/se-desinfla-china

["Destacado: << [...] lo cierto es que la lógica de los acontecimientos ha sido justo la inversa: La caída en la demanda de las dos grandes plazas para las exportaciones chinas, Estados Unidos y Europa, es una de las principales causas del momento de menor crecimiento y cambios profundos en su estructura económica.>>“,  A.S.]

260.- “China grants 10-year visas to Canadian citizens”, 人民网, 10-03-2015

http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0310/c90883-8860743.html

["Real new: <<China and Canada just reached an agreement on granting visas to each other's citizens, with the validity period of up to 10 years>>". Regarding visas, some EU countries (and the EU indeed) and China should 学习 the agreement", A.S.]

259.- “Foreign Minister Wang Yi Meets the Press”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, 08-03-2015

http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/zxxx_662805/t1243662.shtml

["Europe is not explicitly mentioned, but Eurasia: <<We are confident that the ´Belt and Road´ initiative will win even more support and deliver even more "early harvests", so as to catalyze the revitalization of the Eurasian continent as a whole.>>", A.S.]

258.- NPC & CPPCC 2015, Global Times, 06-03-2015

http://www.globaltimes.cn/special-coverage/Two-Sessions-2015.html

["Key views and visions these days from Beijing", A.S. ]

257.- François Godement, Angela Stanzel, “The European interest in an investment treaty with China”, ECFR, February, 2015

http://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/the_european_interest_in_an_investment_treaty_with_china332

["Highlight: <<The rush for Chinese investment has spread from the periphery to the core>>, A.S.]

256.- China Insight, 27-02-2015

http://english.cccws.org.cn/archiver/cccwsen/UpFile/Files/Default/20150302160638550141.pdf

["Special motives: Xi Jinping's  Shaanxi and the Silk Road Economic Belt. China and Europe getting closer than ever", A.S.]

255.- Augusto Soto, en Alicia Tagle,  “La nueva muralla que levanta China”, El Mercurio, 22-02-2015

http://impresa.elmercurio.com/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?dt=2015-02-22&dtB=22-02-2015%200:00:00&PaginaId=6&bodyid=1

["Comentario añadido: En el artículo revisar también la columna <<Los alcances>>, A.S.]

254.- El turismo chino no espera, bajo el lema “Dance with the Traveling Dragon”, la III Chinese Friendly Cities World Conference, el 16 y 17 marzo de 2015 en el Museo Thyssen Madrid

http://www.chinesefriendlycities.com

["Esquema conceptual de Kurt Grötsch, fundador de Chinese Friendly", A.S.]

253.- “取代美国?中国没工夫想这事”, 人民日报海外版, 05-02-2015

http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2015-02/05/c_127460166.htm

["Task for the reader: find out the most significant strategic paragraphs", A.S.]

252.- Reliance Star Partners, Hong  Kong, 23-01-2015

http://www.reliancestarpartners.com

["An emerging service for a re-emerging world. Highly recommended reading" => Luis Torras, "Cómo abordar el mercado chino": http://www.catedrachina.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Luis-Torras-C%C3%B3mo-abordar-el-mercado-chino.pdf  A.S.]

251.- “Embajador chino destaca exitosa cooperación entre China y España”, Xinhua, 23-01-2015

http://spanish.xinhuanet.com/chinaiber/2015-01/23/c_133942619.htm

["Destacado: << [...] Explicó que esta idea coincide con el planteamiento español en el sentido de promover la cooperación tripartita entre China, España y una tercera parte.>>. Para pensar. Probablemente una cooperación tripartita con el Magreb, con África…”, A.S.]

250.- “China a la conquista de América Latina: invertirá US$ 250 mil millones”. El Presidente chino, Xi Jinping, hizo el anuncio en la apertura de la reunión con la Celac, con lo que busca asegurar acceso a materias primas y frenar a EE.UU, El Mercurio (reproduded by SOFOFA), 09-01-2015

http://web.sofofa.cl/noticia/china-a-la-conquista-de-america-latina-invertira-us-250-mil-millones

["Comment: Also interviewed by the Chilean Library of Congress: "sinólogo Augusto Soto: "La inversión que se anunció en el Foro China-CELAC es de dimensiones históricas", BCN, 13-01-2015: http://asiapacifico.bcn.cl/noticias/entrevista-augusto-soto-celac-china", A.S.]

249.- Eugenio Bregolat, “La nueva frontera de la política exterior española”, Carta de China, Política Exterior, enero/febrero, 2015

http://www.catedrachina.com/la-nueva-frontera-de-la-politica-exterior-espanola

["Observación: Recomendable en prácticamente todo y especialmente en los últimos párrafos. Y en ellos, destaca el tema de la importancia renovada del vínculo político",  A.S.]

248.- <<瞭望东方周刊》记者陈融雪/北京报道>>, December 2014

http://jinriweixin.com/feed/129879557

["Highlight: <<每个国家在国际舞台上都有了更多的发声,仅仅靠使馆、报纸或电视台是不够的, 苏傲古 (Augusto Soto) 说>>.", A.S.]

247.- Andrey Kortunov, “The West vs the Rest – or the Core vs the Periphery?”, Russian International Affairs Council, 08-12-2014

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/West-vs-Rest-Core-vs-4473529.S.5937930204067438593?view=&item=5937930204067438593&type=member&gid=4473529&trk=eml-b2_anet_digest-group_discussions-19-grouppost-disc-12&midToken=AQFRx8LVq_vjRw&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=2wjHOSk-7OF6w1

["Highlight: <<The task is more practical and more realistic – how to make the existing world order more inclusive, more democratic and more receptive to legitimate grievances and aspirations of rising powers>>", A.S.]

246.- Javier Solana,”Interdependence and Responsibility”, The American Academy in Berlin, 01-12-2014

http://www.americanacademy.de/home/media/videos/interdependence-and-responsibility

["Key words: <<responsibility>>, <<imagination>>", A.S.]

245.- Zheng Limin, “Xi eyes more enabling int’l environment for China’s peaceful development”, CNTV-Xinhua, 29-11-2014

http://english.cntv.cn/2014/11/30/ARTI1417324361954383.shtml

["Comment of the hour: a message going global", A.S]

Also on this new. Jane Perlez, “Leader Asserts China’s Growing Role on Global Stage”, The New York Times, 30-11-2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/world/asia/leader-asserts-chinas-growing-role-on-global-stage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

["Highlight: <<Mr. Xi said it was now time to take that dream to the world. China, he said, must “highlight the global significance of the Chinese dream.>>

It was vital, he said, to <<increase China’s soft power, give a good Chinese narrative and better communicate China’s message to the world.>>",  A.S.]

244.- Iliana Olivié, Manuel Gracia y Carola García-Calvo, “Informe Elcano de Presencia Global”, Real Instituto Elcano, 26-11-2014

http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/web/rielcano_es/publicacion?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_es/publicaciones/informe-presencia-global-2014

["Comentario del momento: ver la presencia china a nivel global", A.S.]

243.- Wang Guan, “Henry Kissinger talks with CCTV about US-China relations”, CCTV, 07-11-2014

http://www.cctv-america.com/2014/11/07/henry-kissinger-talks-with-cctv-about-us-china-relations

["Comment of the hour: The importance of <<Co-evolution>> and its relevance for the world", A.S.]

242.- Mario Ignacio Artaza y su nuevo rol como Chief Representative en la Oficina de Representación de Banco Security en Hong Kong, BCN, 04-11-2014

http://asiapacifico.bcn.cl/noticias/economia-y-negocios/mario-ignacio-artaza-hong-kong-banco-security

[ "Reflexión del momento: Pensando y actuando en Asia Pacífico"]

241.- Eugenio Bregolat, “Discurso. Investidura de Doctorado Honoris Causa por la Universitat de Lleida”, Lleida, 23-10-2014

http://www.catedrachina.com/eugenio-bregolat-doctor-honoris-causa

["Concepto: la potente fuerza del Humanismo aunada con la diplomacia", A.S.]

240.- 苏傲古 (Augusto Soto):”应该让西方人坐高铁,好好看看中国”, 观察者, 17-10-2014

http://www.guancha.cn/Augusto-Soto/2014_10_17_276931.shtml

["Concept: <<应该让西方人坐高铁>>, A.S."]

239.- Keynote speech  of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, at the Hamburg Summit – China meets Europe, Brussels, 11-10-2014

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/the-president/en/press/press_release_speeches/speeches/speeches-2014/speeches-2014-october/html/keynote-speech-of-martin-schulz–president-of-the-european-parliament–at-the-hamburg-summit—china-meets-europe

["China meets Europe or Europe meets China. To be continued", A.S.]

238.- 李世默:示威者应停手——雨伞革命无关民主 观察, 06-10-2014

http://www.guancha.cn/li-shimo/2014_10_06_273530.shtml

["Reflection of the hour: <<雨伞革命无关民主>>", A.S.]

237.- Martin Jacques, “China is Hong Kong’s future, not its enemy”, The Guardian, 30-09-2014

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/30/china-hong-kong-future-protesters-cry-democracy

["Comment of the hour: Full of common sense, except part of the title.", A.S.]

236.- Luis Torras, Augusto Soto et al., “Visita del presidente Rajoy a China”, OPCh, 22-09-2014

http://www.politica-china.org/nova.php?id=5042&clase=33&lg=gal

[Fe de erratas. En el texto original de Augusto Soto dice y debe decir: "la presencia de estudiantes chinos en nuestras universidades y escuelas de negocios se hace notar en una escala impensable hace una década.". A.S]

235.- Augusto Soto, “Miembros de Cátedra China en histórico encuentro mundial”, Beijing-Barcelona, 22-09-2014

http://www.catedrachina.com/catedra-china-en-encuentro-mundial

["Conceptos: histórico y mundial", A.S.]

234.- Luis Torras, “El Mañana de China, Carta desde Hong Kong”,  Septiembre de 2014

Luis Torras Carta desde Hong Kong

["Concepto a destacar: <<la globalización interna>>, A.S.]

233.- Jorge E. Malena, “Evolution of China’s diplomacy in the last 25 years, with an emphasis on Sino-Latin American relations”, Universidad del Salvador. Buenos Aires, Argentina

EvolutionofChina’sDiplomacy

["Highlight: <<the PRC should improve her commitment in qualitative terms>>", A.S.]

232.- “境内外学者“走进中央纪委”座谈交流活动侧记”, CPC News, 04-09-2014

http://fanfu.people.com.cn/n/2014/0910/c64371-25635269.html

["Highlight: <<为使学者们充分解渴,此次活动还专门预留了提问环节,他们就自己感兴趣的话题与各室负责人进行了交流。

“碰到复杂情况的案件时,你们是如何决断的?”

“如果在反腐过程中发现体制上的问题,如何对体制的漏洞进行完善?”

“对于网络举报,是否有信息核查的环节?如何确保网络举报的安全?”

来自拉蒙·柳利大学的西班牙学者苏傲古  [Augusto Soto] 还询问了周永康案件的调查情况。

相关负责人没有任何回避,对所有问题都开诚布公地进行了解答,让学者们得到满意的答复。>>

Comment: the dimensions of Q&A “, A.S.]

231.- Mike Walter interviewing Jimmy Carter, CCTV, March 2014, retrieved on 23-08-2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1yxw-V5Y40

["Minute 16:18 => 5.000-100.000", A.S.]

230.- Jiang Shixue, “Triangulation between China, Latin America and the US?”, China.org.cn, 19-07-2014

http://www.china.org.cn/opinion/2014-07/19/content_32994867.htm

["Highlight: <<The U.S. concern about China's relations with Latin America is unnecessary>>", A.S..]

229, a) 奥古斯都·索托 (Augusto Soto 蘇傲古), “中国人权事业持续发展进步(国际论坛)”, 人民日报, 15-07-2014

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2014-07/15/nw.D110000renmrb_20140715_2-02.htm

["Highlight: <<中国社会和民众有一种独一无二的乐观态度,这种积极态度将推动中国在包括人权在内的许多领域获得持续发展>>", A.S.]

b) “Un expert international espagnol: les droits de l’Homme se développent en Chine”, CRI, 15-07-2014

http://french.cri.cn/621/2014/07/15/601s392568.htm

["Thought of the hour: 1789/2014/...", A.S.]

228.- Su Li, “Demystifying foreign views about CPC”, Global Times, 07-07-2014

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/869251.shtml?utm_content=bufferc130b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

[Highlight: <<For an incredibly large political party, a certain ebb and flow of membership is actually needed for continued vigor.>>, A.S.]

227.- a) Augusto Soto et al. interviewed by Xinhua, “Japan’s move escalates regional tension, signals fascism emergence: foreign experts”, China Daily, 02-07-2014

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0702/c90777-8749916.html

[<<In the face of this situation China could launch a political offensive in order to try and convince Japanese public opinion that the announced measure goes against Japanese interests, he advised.>> A.S.]

b) “欧洲知名专家学者批安倍内阁解禁集体自卫权”, 中国社会科学网,02-07-2014

http://intl.cssn.cn/gj/gj_hqxx/201407/t20140702_1238390.shtml

c) Xinhua, “Japan’s move escalates regional tension, signals fascism emergence: foreign experts”, CNTV, 02-07-2014

http://english.cntv.cn/2014/07/02/ARTI1404293243962435.shtml

226.- Luis Torras, “A vueltas con la deuda china”, InBestia, 11-06-2014

http://inbestia.com/analisis/a-vueltas-con-la-deuda-china

["Destacado: <<aun existiendo algunos riesgos, concentrados en ciertas regiones y sectores, el país cuenta con reservas>>", A.S.]

225.- Augusto Soto, “Amistad y contradicción en la era digital”, Cátedra China, 04-06-2014

http://www.catedrachina.com/amistad-y-contradiccion-en-la-era-digital/

["De la amistad, de la contradicción, y de la amistad", A.S.]

224.- “General Wang calls speeches by Hagel and Abe provocative”, CCTV, Singapur, 01-06-2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZWnRz2I4iM&list=PLt-M8o1W_GdSherIG5KY36Wp4Vj0qiqG5

["Historic remarks, to say the least", A.S.]

223.- Augusto Soto, interviewed by Capital Radio (Capital Asia)’ s Alberto Lebrón on CICA and China-Russia gas deal, Shanghai, 23-05-2014

(Click on minute 10:41′):

http://www.capitalradio.es/audios/20140523_CAPITAL_CHINA.MP3

["La dimensión euroasiática de un acuerdo", A.S.]

222.- Augusto Soto interviewed by Colombian National University on China-Russia gas deal, Bogota, 22-05-2014

http://www.unradio.unal.edu.co/detalle/cat/otras-noticias-bog/article/acuerdo-energetico-entre-china-y-rusia.html

["La relatividad energética de un acuerdo", A.S.]

221.- 关于在西班牙播出的虚构电视节目的公告, 21-05-2014=> 31-05-2014

一家独立的西班牙私营电视台播出了系列节目,该节目所虚构的内容令旅西华人
感到困扰和不满,西班牙驻华使馆对此深表遗憾。

节目中的人物所表达的看法完全不能代表西班牙社会对在西华人的态度,由于华
人对西班牙所作出的贡献,他们一直得到高度评价,得到西班牙民众的尊重与爱

COMUNICADO sobre serie de ficción emitida en España, 21-05-2014

“La Embajada de España en la República Popular China, en relación con los contenidos de una serie de ficción emitida por una de las televisiones privadas e independientes de España, lamenta profundamente el malestar causado en la comunidad china.

Las opiniones vertidas por el personaje de ficción que aparece en la serie no son representativas en absoluto del sentir de la sociedad española hacia los chinos residentes en nuestro país, que son valorados, respetados y queridos por su aportación a la comunidad.”

["Dialogue with China Project apoya totalmente esta declaración sobre  una emisión que contrasta con la extraordinaria relación entre ambos pueblos y constatable prácticamente en cada barrio de la Península".]

220.- “Mutually Assured Restraint:  A New Approach to U.S.-China Relations“, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, April 2014

a) Augusto Soto (See the doc: => http://communitariannetwork.org/endorse-mutually-assured-restraint-position-paper

b) Endorsements:

http://communitariannetwork.org/endorsements

["Comment of the hour: More than 25 endorsements by US, Chinese and EU citizens, 14-04-2014. Also, some ideas in the document deserve deeper analysis", A.S.]

219.-Wang Hongjun, В. Путин в мае посетит Китай, CNTV, 23-04-2014

http://www.cntv.ru/2014/04/23/ARTI1398223652316928.shtml

["¿Enroque o gámbito euroasiático?", A.S.]

218.- Augusto Soto interviewed by Russian TV on “Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, visiting Latin America”, Moscow-Barcelona-Buenos Aires, 23-04-2014

http://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/view/126266-america-latina-china-argentina-relaciones

217.- Una aguda reflexión de fútbol y cultura española a un par de meses de Brasil 2014: “新华网马德里7月13日体育专电(记者冯俊伟)西班牙夺冠令人浮想联翩。近日萦绕在脑海里的竟是文学与足球的关系”,新华网, 2010年07月14日


http://news.xinhuanet.com/sports/2010-07/14/c_12330475.htm

["Perspicaz visión de Feng Junwei, corresponsal jefe de la Oficina en Madrid de la Agencia de Noticias Xinhua", A.S.]

216.- Liang Jun, Yao Chun, “Xi’s tour lauded as significant for promoting China-Europe ties”, China Daily, 02-04-2014

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8587172.html

["Highlight: << [...] Augusto Soto, a professor of Spain’s ESADE Business School, said Xi broached many new proposals in speeches during his tour, including building four “bridges” of peace, growth, reform and progress of civilization to step up friendship and cooperation between China and the EU. He said the proposal would unquestionably advance the all-round China-EU partnership of friendship and cooperation, and be conducive to establishing a multi-polarized world.>>” Augusto Soto is also Director of Dialogue with China Project”, A.S.]

215.- “Full video: Chinese president speaks at the College of Europe”, College of Europe, Bruges, 02-04-2014

VIDEO =>http://english.cntv.cn/2014/04/02/VIDE1396377718737154.shtml

["Perhaps including the speech delivered at UNESCO, Xi's most significant words during his Europe visit. Watch the video and read between the lines", A.S.]

214.- 国际社会评价习近平在联合国教科文组织总部演讲. 推动文明交流互鉴 促进世界和平发展, 人民日报, 29-03-2014

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2014-03/29/nw.D110000renmrb_20140329_3-03.htm

["Highlight: << [...] 西班牙Esade商学院教授、与中国对话项目主席奥古斯都·索托 [Also known as Augusto Soto and 苏傲古]在 接受本报记者采访时表示,十分赞同习主席在演讲中关于文明交流互鉴与人类文明进步和世界和平发展之间关系的论述。奥古斯都表示,尽管当前国际社会的主题仍 然是和平与发展,但局部冲突仍然存在,不同国家、不同文明之间的隔阂、偏见乃至仇恨也仍然存在,因此国际社会凝聚和平力量和共识的任务仍然繁重,而人与人 之间的交流、文明与文明之间的交流在其中能够起到极为重要的作用。>>”, A.S.]

213.- Alicia González, “China tendrá que esperar”, El País, 29-03-2014

http://blogs.elpais.com/economismo/2014/03/china-tendr%C3%A1-que-esperar.html

["Comentario del momento: Si hablamos del bien común global, en un hipotético G9, nadie debe esperar ni nadie debe ser reemplazado", A.S.]

212.- 中国网,“中欧合作有三大使命 中国梦与欧洲梦共促世界梦”, 中国网, 24-03-2014

http://news.china.com.cn/world/2014-03/24/content_31879160.htm

["A tener en cuenta: campos conceptuales, parábolas, metáforas y silencios durante la visita de 习近平 a 欧洲 => <<中国梦与欧洲梦/超极合作伙伴/超极大国>>”, A.S.]

211.- Mario Esteban, “Asia-Pacífico: el mayor desequilibrio de la política exterior española”, RIE, 18-03-2014

http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/web/rielcano_es/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_es/zonas_es/eee10-2014-esteban-asia-pacifico-mayor-desequilibrio-politica-exterior-espanola#.Uyh0nYU_Rzg

["Comentario: Por suerte también habemus www.dialoguewithchina.eu  www.catedrachina.com  www.chinesefriendly.com ", A.S.]

210.- Column of recollections and reflections in the People’s Daily by 奥古斯都·索托 (Also known as Augusto Soto and 苏傲古) , “代表性增强 吸引力提升(我与中国两会)”. Context: celebration of the “两会”, 人民日报, 2014年03月05日03 版 (05-03-2014)

http://lianghui.people.com.cn/2014npc/n/2014/0305/c376088-24528683.html

http://www.jfdaily.com/guonei/new/201403/t20140305_119368.html

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2014-03/05/nw.D110000renmrb_20140305_3-03.htm

["Highlight => <<5岁时,有一天我在祖母厨房中看到了一个中国瓷瓶,从此中国这个遥远的国家便深深吸引了我 [....] 从古代开始,中国就是人类文明的重要支柱之一,而现在中国更是全球化和多极化的重要参与者和建设者。在国际金融危机的背景下,中国经济对世界经济的贡献更是有目共睹。无论历史还是现实都证明了中国寻求的是和平崛起的发展道路。>>. Reminiscence, present and future”, A.S.]

209.- Xinhua, “Highlights: Premier Li’s govt work report”, Global Times 05-03-2014

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/846297.shtml#.UxbFioVrvgw

["Comment of the hour: Unfolding views & news", A.S.]

208.- “Политический хаос в Украине вызывает беспокойство местных китайских эмигрантов”, Russian.China.org, 01-03-2014

http://russian.china.org.cn/exclusive/txt/2014-03/01/content_31637556.htm

["To consider: <<На сегодняшний день в Украине проживает около 18 тыс. китайцев>>", A.S.]

207.- “Sports Diplomacy Burnishes China’s International Image”, China.org, 28-02-2014

http://www.china.org.cn/report/2014-02/28/content_31627546.htm

["A brief remark: <<History shows sports diplomacy is an integral part of a country's overall diplomatic strategy, said Augusto Soto, a professor with Spain's ESADE Business School who also leads the Dialogue with China Project. China's diplomatic initiatives are world-renowned, with Ping-Pong diplomacy and the 2008 Beijing Olympics being the most representative, Soto said. While the former injected impetus to China-U.S. official relations and non-governmental contacts in the 1970s, the latter played a crucial role in bolstering China's image as a major power, he added.>>", A.S.]

206.- 浙江日报, “亚采纽克出任乌克兰新总理俄美各出新动作”, 中工网,28-02-2014

http://theory.workercn.cn/741/201402/28/140228073227939.shtml

["On Ukraine, an original report view from 浙江日报", A.S.]

205.- James Kynge, “Ukraine a setback in China’s eastern Europe strategy”, Financial Times, 27-02-2014

http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/02/27/ukraine-a-setback-in-chinas-eastern-europe-strategy/#axzz2ubPJU6iM

["Comment: Not necessarily", A.S.]

204.- Georges Soros, “Machtwechsel in Kiew Helft der Ukraine mit einem Marshall-Plan!”, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 27-02-2014

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/machtwechsel-in-kiew-helft-der-ukraine-mit-einem-marshall-plan-1.1899731

["Thought of the hour: Beijing can not be far from this scenario", A.S.]

203.- Today’s choice, 25-02-2014 => Eric X. Li: “A tale of two political systems”, TED, June, 2013

VIDEO =>http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_x_li_a_tale_of_two_political_systems.html

["Footnote: Eric X. Li is a venture capitalist in Shanghai. He serves on the board of directors of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and is vice chairman of its publishing arm CEIBS Publishing Group. Li is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute", A.S.]

202.-  Charles Powell, “España (de nuevo) en su sitio” (Publicado en ABC), 25-02-2014

http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/web/rielcano_es/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_es/zonas_es/powell-espana-de-nuevo-en-su-sitio#.UwzFWoVrvgw

["Dos citas fundamentales: <<España también debe prestar una atención prioritaria a la región de Asia-Pacífico [...] utilizando sobre todo sus recursos de poder blando. [...] sorprendentemente, solo en Francia hay más consulados españoles que en toda Asia-Pacífico.>> Comentario del momento => La realidad supera a la ficción, A.S.]

201.- 张维为:“埃及之春”为何成“埃及之冬”, 观察者, 20-02-2014

http://www.guancha.cn/zhang-wei-wei/2014_02_20_207266.shtml

["Thought of the hour: On unexpected seasons change", A.S.]

200.- Eugeni Bregolat, (S)avis, TV3, 19-02-2014

VIDEO =>http://www.tv3.cat/videos/4912351/Eugeni-Bregolat

["Recollections & views of Spain's longest-serving ambassador to China. Classical dictum:<<不管黑貓白貓,捉到老鼠就是好貓>>, A.S.]

199.- Today’s choice, 18-02-2014 => Bringing to the fore Jiang Shixue, Deputy Director, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, “More in common than meets the eye”, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 20-11-2013

http://ies.cass.cn/en/cer/ChinaEUIES/201311/7698.asp

["Highlight: << [...] Diplomatically speaking, China and the EU strengthening their strategic partnership in the next decade could also be considered part of a common dream. One of the most effective ways of realizing this dream is to promote deeper mutual understanding. Without it there will be no genuine strategic partnership>>“, A.S.]

198.- Luis Torras, “Behind China’s growth”, Enjoy capitalism, 17-02-2014

http://luistorras.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/behind-chinas-growth

["An analysis worth reading", A.S."]

197.- Today’s choice, 17-02-2014 => Recalling Augusto Soto’s views three years ago, 08-02-2011

http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_es/zonas_es/asia-pacifico/ari24-2011

["Highlight: << [...] Conoceremos menos de una de las realidades socioeconómicas más dinámicas relacionadas con nosotros. Y, dado el conocido vínculo entre conocimiento e intercambio, este descuido probablemente redundará en oportunidades perdidas para la relación bilateral, y por su importancia, para nuestro futuro.>>”, A.S.]

["Comment of the hour: <<À la recherche du temps perdu>>. Now many things have changed. In 2014 we need both efforts and action from actors from both sides really making the difference", A.S.]

["En verdad, a la luz de los últimos acontecimientos damos la impresión de ser una sociedad encastillada y ensimismada, cuasi enajenada de las realidades del gran teatro del mundo." A.S.]

196.- “Ignorance leads to Spanish judge’s ruling”, Global Times, 12-02-2014

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/841958.shtml#.UvuCnrTN2HY

["Comment of the hour => In this case rather than on the past we should focus in the present and on the main figure: a single judge. Now the issue is over (since the law was curbed some hours ago). Long, long-term friendship goes on. Thought of the hour: <<过去是过去, 现在是现在, 未来是未来!>>", A.S.]

195.-Zigor Aldama, “Algunas empresas españolas abandonan el país por sus dificultades”, El País, 09-02-2014

["Pregunta para reflexionar: ¿Cómo se contextualiza este reportaje?", A.S..

["Respuesta del momento => Este reportaje se contextualiza pensando que hay algunos muy relevantes casos de éxito que no aparecen mencionados en la información publicada. Igualmente, muchas empresas y empresarios chinos estan aquí y vienen hacia aquí y el potencial para que ganen todas las partes involucradas es importante. Pero no se incorpora en el artículo del periódico.", A.S.]

194.- Augusto Soto (奥古斯都·索托 [苏傲古] et al.) interviewed by 丁大伟, “树立中国形象 担当国际道义——国际社会积极评价中国体育外交”, 人民日报,05-02-2014

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2014-02/05/nw.D110000renmrb_20140205_1-03.htm

["Highlight: << 西班牙ESADE商学院教授、与中国对话项目主席奥古斯都·索托 (Augusto Soto) 在接受本报记者采访时指出,历史证明体育外交是一个国家整体外交的一个重要的组成部分。中 国的体育外交在国际上享有盛誉,其中最具代表性的是“乒乓外交”和2008年的北京奥运会。“以小球转动大球”的“乒乓外交”直接推动了上世纪70年代中 美外交关系和人民交往的发展,而举世瞩目的北京奥运会对巩固中国的大国形象产生了重要积极作用。>>", A.S.]

193.- Alberto Forchielli, “Un tetto sicuro per gli investimenti Cinesi”, Piano Inclinato, 03-02-2014

http://www.pianoinclinato.it/un-tetto-sicuro-per-gli-investimen%E2%80%8Bti-cinesi/

["To discuss: <<le destinazioni classiche>>, A.S."]

192.-  Luis Torras, “¿Qué hay detrás de la desaceleración de China?”, Libre Mercado.com, 03-02-2014

– Seguir leyendo: http://www.libremercado.com/2014-02-02/que-hay-detras-de-la-desaceleracion-de-china-1276509703/http://www.libremercado.com/2014-02-02/que-hay-detras-de-la-desaceleracion-de-china-1276509703/

["Recomendación: Léase íntegro y tómese nota del acertado concepto de "<<El gigante se equilibra>>", A.S.]

191.- “Davos 2014 – Global Dimensions of China’s Development”, Davos, 24-01-2013

VIDEO => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlnxSCtkz98

["Highlight: A candid dialogue between Wang Yi and Joseph Nye", A.S.]

190.- “China und der Westen – Diskussionsrunde anlässlich Helmut Schmidts 95. Geburtstag”, Hamburg, 20-01-2014

VIDEO => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNDocVbAL24

["Titans in Western-China ties. Background: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/3827500346?ie=UTF8&seller=AMC0A7F43L17J&sn=Chinab%C3%BCcher", A.S.]

189.- Augusto Soto (奥古斯都·索托 [苏傲古] et al.) interviewed by 丁大伟, “感谢中国投资让厂子又活了(第一现场)”, 人民日报, 18-01-2014

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2014-01/18/nw.D110000renmrb_20140118_3-03.htm

["Highlight: << 西班牙ESADE商学院教授、与中国对话项目主席奥古斯都·索托 (Augusto Soto)对本报记者表示:“中国投资目前在西班牙是很受欢迎的,虽然目前中国在西班牙投资的总量还不是很大,但增长较快,而且出现了一些成功的投资项 目,中信森萨就是一个很好的例子。我认为中信森萨的成功有两个很重要的原因:第一,投资对象是经过严格考察和挑选的,属于优质资产,符合投资目标。第二, 中国投资者在考察后对当地管理层和员工给予了充分信任,保留了公司优质的企业文化,调动了员工的积极性,在因地制宜和入乡随俗方面做得很 好。>>", A.S.”]

188.- Augusto Soto & Luis Torras, “Debate: la nueva China”, Spanish Radio and Television, 14-01-2014

VIDEO =>http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/para-todos-la-2/para-todos-2-debate-nueva-china/2311147/

["Reflexión del momento: China forma parte de nuestro diario vivir", A.S.]

187.- Augusto Soto, “Hacia dónde viajará China en 2014″, Global Asia (January-February, 2014)

HaciaDondeViajaráChinaen2014

["Prerrequisito => actualización de datos y ejercicio mental constante ante la cambiante realidad china", A.S.]

186.- Today’s choice => Jiang Shixue, “More in common than meets the eye”, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 20-11-2013

http://ies.cass.cn/en/cer/ChinaEUIES/201311/7698.asp

["Highlight: <<Diplomatically speaking, China and the EU strengthening their strategic partnership in the next decade could also be considered part of a common dream. One of the most effective ways of realizing this dream is to promote deeper mutual understanding. Without it there will be no genuine strategic partnership.>>, A.S. "]

185.- Ma Shikun, “Does the United States Really Want to Instigate a China-Japan Maritime War?”, People’s Daily, 28-11-2013

http://www.chinausfocus.com/peace-security/does-the-united-states-really-want-to-instigate-a-china-japan-maritime-war/

["Let's wait for the many talks ahead", A.S.]

184.- Today’s choice => “Why Europe needs a new global strategy”, European Council on Foreign Relations, Policy Brief, (October 2013), 27-11-2013

http://ecfr.eu/page/-/ECFR90_STRATEGY_BRIEF_AW.pdf

["Remark: To whom it may concern", A.S.]

183.- Today’s choice, Luis Torras, The Awakening of China. Keys to understanding the Asian giant in the XXI century, Madrid, Catarata (2013)”, 25-11-2013, A.S.]

["Remark: Among the top books on China published in Spain in 2013", A.S.]

["2013. Certainly also topping the list =>

Xulio Ríos (coord.)Las relaciones hispano-chinas. Historia y futuro (40 años de relaciones diplomáticas España-China), Madrid, Catarata (2013)", A.S.]

Both books were published in the spirit of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Spain and China

182.- Augusto Soto (奥古斯都·索托 [苏傲古] et al.) interviewed by 丁大伟, “推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化 ——国际社会高度评价 <<中共中央关于全面深化改革若干重大问题的决定>>”, CPC-人民日报,18-11-2013

http://cpc.people.com.cn/n/2013/1118/c368480-23571777.html

["Highlight: <<西 班牙ESADE商学院教授、与中国对话项目主席奥古斯都·索托 (Augusto Soto) 表示,中共十八届三中全会 提出的推进国家治理体系和能力现代化是从制度层面上对中国特色社会主义建设的重要补充,与中国共产党和政府一贯的治国理念是相通的。中国的国家治理体制已 经被证明具有包容性、高效和长远眼光,国家治理体系和能力现代化有助于进一步提高中国治理体制的效率,也能够帮助中国共产党更好地团结更多力量共同推动中 国发展。", A.S.]

181.- Augusto Soto, “El mercado es decisivo”, El Mercurio, 16-11-2013

http://www.elmercurio.com/blogs/2013/11/16/17025/El-mercado-es-decisivo.aspx

["Highlight:  << [...] políticas favorables para las empresas mixtas, chinas y extranjeras.>>“, A.S.]

180.- Augusto Soto (奥古斯都·索托 [苏傲古] et al.) interviewed by 丁大伟, “为中国注入新活力 给世界带来新机遇——国际社会高度评价中共十八届三中全会”, 人民日报&人民网, 15-11-2013

http://world.people.com.cn/n/2013/1115/c1002-23559947.html

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2013-11/15/nw.D110000renmrb_20131115_2-03.htm

["Highlight, << 西班牙ESADE商学院教授、 与中国对话项目主席奥古斯都·索托  (Augusto Soto) 指出,十八届三中全会释放的中国将全面深化改革的信号是十分积极的,本次会议制定的政策有 利于进一步释放中国经济的发展潜力,也将对全世界的发展产生积极影响。目前国际社会都非常关注中共十八届三中全会确定的改革纲领的具体实施,他对中国的未 来充满信心>>", A.S.]

179.- “Full Video: BizAsia special: Roadmap of reform: Day 5- Innovation & green growth”, CNTV, 08-11-2013, 09-11-2013. News & Views in progress

VIDEO => http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasia/20131108/105396.shtml

178.- Kerry Brown, “UK Charm Offensive in China”, Chatham House, 15-10-2013. Highlighted on 06-10-2013

http://www.chathamhouse.org/media/comment/view/194874#!

["Highlight: << [...] George Osborne said his visit was to change UK perceptions of the country so that British people can see it as more than just an enormous factory producing cheap goods. For that to happen there needs to be a more dynamic, inclusive operation in the UK which cultivates links with Chinese business, rather than the ancient groupings of associations and dining clubs that prevail at the moment.>>. To be discussed”, A.S.]

177.- Sergio Romero Pizarro, “Núñez de Balboa y la Alianza del Pacífico”, El País, 27-09-2013

http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/09/26/opinion/1380211831_719835.html

["<< [...] Adicionalmente, el gobernante español solicitó a su par chileno que España se incorpore como “observador plus” en la Alianza del Pacífico, así como integrarse al Consejo Empresarial del bloque [...] >>. Comentario del momento: es un tema de reciprocidades a varios niveles.

Cfr. Manfred Wilhelmy, “Alianza del Pacífico. Una visión desde Chile”, Fundación Chilena del Pacífico, 17-06-2013 http://www.funpacifico.cl/alianza_del_pac_parlamento_andino.pdf, A.S.]

176.- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, “China’s Progress Towards The Millennium Development Goals, 2013 Report”, 27-09-2013

P020130922717154941911

["Footnote: Published on September 22", A.S.]

175.- Kerry Brown, “China Australia Tie. Australia’s newly elected prime minister must guide crucial China policy”, Beijing Review, 22-09-2013

http://www.bjreview.com.cn/world/txt/2013-09/22/content_569065.htm#!

["A key issue: FTA", A.S.]

174.- Today’s choice, 19-09-2013: “Chinese Friendly and MassPublic sign agreement”, Madrid, 17-09-2013

NOTA DE PRENSA acuerdo Masspublic y Chinese Friendly

["Strong concept and trademark: 国际友好中国", A.S.]

173.- Today’s choice, 17-09-2013: China.org.cn, China Insight, (27-08-2013)

ChinaInsight-2013-08

["Key remark: China from the inside", A.S.]

172.- Gabriel Dominguez, Srinivas Mazumdaru, “EU-China trade ties ‘too big to fail’”, Deutsche Welle, 21-08-2013

http://www.dw.de/eu-china-trade-ties-too-big-to-fail/a-17035965

["Highlight: <<China is already an undeniable presence in Europe>>"A.S.]

171.- Today’s choice: “Romano Prodi Explains Why Europe Isn’t Recovering”, China Europe International Business School, 22-07-2013

http://www.ceibs.edu/media/archive/114169.shtml#!

["A casual remark. In the last days figures apparently show Europe's recovery", A.S.]

170.- Today’s choice: C.H. Tung, “U.S.-China Economic Relations in the Next Decade”, US-China Focus, (31-05-2013), 11-08-2013

http://youtu.be/6Ngp0sY6ciU

["Footnote for Western readers: C.H. Tung is Tung Chee Hwa (董建華), former Chief Executive of Hong Kong", A.S.]

169.- China.org.cn, China Insight, 27-07-2013

China Insight201307

["An ancillary official source: <<http://www.china.org.cn/government/whitepaper/node_7108233.htm>>.", A.S.]

["Remark: China from the very inside", A.S.]

168.- Evan Osnos, Wu Jianmin, and Jing Ulrich discuss the Chinese Dream with host Kristie Lu Stout, CNN, 17-07-2013

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/16/world/asia/on-china-transcript-chinese-dream/

["Highlight: <<Wu Jianmin: I think the official definition of the Chinese dream is reemergence of China>>, A.S."]

167.- Fu Jing, “Nation to introduce more laws to toughen fight on corruption”, China Daily, 10-07-2013

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2013-07/10/content_16754758.htm

["Highlight: <<The CPC will soon unveil a five-year agenda to fight corruption and hold Party members, officials and governments accountable.>>. Thus tbp", A.S.]

166.- Bunn Nagara, “Time to reset East Asia”, The Nation, 30-06-2013

http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?file=/2013/6/30/columnists/behindtheheadlines/13304971&sec=behindtheheadlines

["Highlight: << [...] But however laudable these aims may be, they would have to wait. The value-added in the intended theme would have to come privately from researchers and scholars in due course [...].>>“, A.S.]

165.- Xinhua, “Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao’s address at the Second World Peace Forum” (Full text), People’s Daily Online, 28-06-2013

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8304181.html

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/102774/8304185.html

["Highlight: <<According to the Chinese classic Book of Change, as heaven maintains vigor through movements, a gentleman should constantly strive for self-perfection; as earth's condition is receptive devotion, a gentleman should hold the outer world with broad mind.>> ", A.S.]

164.- Xulio Ríos, “La amistad y los negocios. La sintonía política con China no basta; España necesita otra estrategia económica”, El País, 24-06-2013

http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/05/22/opinion/1369237882_317592.html

["Destacado: <<España tiene el tiempo acotado.>>", A.S.]

163.- Irfan Ghauri, “Friends across borders: Embracing the world, one family at a time”, The Express Tribune, Islamabad, 23-06-2013

http://tribune.com.pk/story/567136/friends-across-borders-embracing-the-world-one-family-at-a-time/

["An extremely lovely and powerful concept to reflect on in Beijing and in today's world: 家", A.S.]

162.- Mustafizur Rahman, “Chinese citizens want ‘strong action’ against corrupt high-ups”, Beijing, New Age, Bangladesh, 23-06-2013

http://newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2013-06-23&nid=54103#.UdRxfJzFIup

["Highlight: << [...] The university teacher attributed the better train service and ticketing system to the introduction of electronic devices. ‘Earlier we had to pay additional money to ticket dealers or peddlers for long distance tickets… Corruption is prevented electronically here,’ he added.”>>. To discuss: the efectivness of introducing high tech in combating corruption”, A.S.]

161.- Francesco Rigatelli, “Il blogger italiano più seguito dai cinesi: “L’Europa verso l’irrilevanza economica””, La Stampa, 22-06-2013

http://www.lastampa.it/2013/06/22/economia/il-blogger-italiano-pi-seguito-dai-cinesi-leuropa-verso-lirrilevanza-economica-qKCihGDU482cP0FDcTZbhN/pagina.html

["Comment of the hour: Fully agree...Others half-agree...Eppur si muove!", A.S]

160.- Irfan Ghauri, “China’s advice to Pakistan: peaceful development”, The Express Tribune, Islamabad, 19-06-2013

http://tribune.com.pk/story/565226/the-way-of-the-dragon-chinas-advice-to-pakistan-peaceful-development-front-page/

["Highlight: << [...] The VP said that while South Asia had enormous potential for rapid development, “the shadows cast by war cannot be lifted overnight. To address these issues needs patience and good will.” he said in an apparent reference to the situation in Afghanistan and the region>>, A.S.]

159.- Philip Stephens, “China is giving a harsh lesson in geopolitics”, Financial Times, 13-06-2013

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8b68e518-d360-11e2-95d4-00144feab7de.html#axzz2WCSd0sp5

["Comment of the hour: Maybe", A.S.]

158.- “Towards a European Global Strategy. Securing European influence in a changing world”, Elcano Royal Institute et al., Madrid, 08-05-2013. Shared on 10-06-2013. For updates contact editor Sara.Westerberg@ui.se

http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/wcm/connect/4c2675804fc8b86b80b5caccba746acc/EGS_Report.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=4c2675804fc8b86b80b5caccba746acc

["Highlight: <<China is at the heart of the worldwide power shift that is increasingly affecting the EU ’s regional and global influence, and the development of closer relations should be one of the EU ’s top priorities in the next decade>>. 对了!", A.S.]

157.- 辛忠, “外国政党媒体考察团走进中纪委:如何看待实名信访”, 大公报, 03-06-2013

http://news.takungpao.com/mainland/focus/2013-06/1661589.html

["Highlight: <<有 些人不太了解中国,中国经济实力上升,他们担心中国会主宰界,因为中国对他们来说太遥远了,他们并不知道中国崛起的意义。”“有的西方人士很少来中国, 常在媒体上批判中国现状,中方应该邀请他们访华,让他们看到中国的进步。比如我来北京和山东,就看到了实实在在的变化。”西班牙欧盟对话中国项目负责人苏 傲古 (Augusto Soto) 告诉记者。他建议,中方邀请的西方人士应涵盖政界、商界、专家学者、记者。>>", A.S.]

["To discuss: The gravity forces of P2P exchange and tourism", A.S.]

156.- Jiang Shixue, “One more step towards better China-Latin America relations”, China.org, 30-05-2013

http://www.china.org.cn/opinion/2013-05/30/content_28975362.htm

[Highlight: <<The Chinese government needs to take the following important measures: First, try to defuse the mentality of "fear of China" or "China's threat" by strengthening mutual understanding; second, ask the Chinese enterprises investing there to undertake more social responsibilities; and finally, import more products from Latin America.>>, A.S.]

155.- Jiang, Shixue, “More common interests”, Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 27-05-2013 

http://ies.cass.cn/en/cer/ChinaEUIES/201305/6694.asp

["Highlight: <<In today's world, any kind of bilateral relationship is unique and therefore can be labeled a special relationship>>", A.S.

154.- Mu Xuequan, "China, India reach strategic consensus, deepen strategic trust: Premier Li", Xinhua, 20-05-2013

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-05/20/c_124738640.htm

["Homework: analyze the potential synergies of this meeting for the EU", A.S.]

153.- Augusto Soto, “Triangulación España-Asia-América Latina: ¿mito o realidad?”, Real Instituto Elcano, 08-05-2013

http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_es/zonas_es/ari15-2013-soto-triangulacion-espana-asia-america-latina

["Destacado: las sinergias potenciales de la trilogía chino-inglés-español", A.S.]

152.- “Se necesitan mayores esfuerzos para asegurar uso más amplio de RMB”, Diario del Pueblo, 03-05-2013

http://spanish.peopledaily.com.cn/31620/8231593.html

["Relacionado con el multipolarismo", A.S.]

151.- Xinhua, “UNWTO chief hails China’s tourism law”, China Daily, 01-05-2013

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2013-05/01/content_16464817.htm

["Also see: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/outbound-travel.htm

The process entails a reinvigorated Weltanschauung  and worldview", A.S.]

150.- Editorial, “France-Chine, les 37 heures de Pékin”, Le Monde, 24-04-2013

http://www.lemonde.fr/a-la-une/article/2013/04/24/france-chine-les-37-heures-de-pekin_3165340_3208.html

["Highlight:<< [...] La France ne fasse pas assez de “lobbying politique” en Chine>>. Background. A VIP China lobbyist: Laurent Fabius (L.F.). L.F. at UNESCO:

http://www.ceibs.edu/ase/ecforum/program.htm“, A.S.]

149.- “Javier Solana on European Debt Crisis and China-EU Relations”, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 16-04-2013

http://ies.cass.cn/en/Interview/201304/6340.asp

[<< [...] I am absolutely satisfied with the constructive attitude China has maintained towards Europe in its time of crisis [...] I am convinced the most important step is to deepen the trust – and when I say trust, I mean a very specific type of deep trust, which I like to call strategic trust. The globalized world we all live in requires trustful relations of a strategic nature, and this is something that must be cultivated and fostered from both sides.>>]

148.- 杜尚泽、赵成, “习近平, 中国经济保持持续健康发展 中国将提高开放型经济水平”, 中共中央编译局, 09-04-2013

http://www.cctb.net/szyw/201304/t20130409_38017.htm

["Highlight: <<我们将不断提高服务能力和水平,为各国企业家在中国投资兴业提供更好环境和条件.>>", A.S.]

147.- “Working Together Toward a Better Future for Asia and the World” (Full text of Xi Jinping’s speech at opening ceremony of Boao Forum), Xinhua, 07-04-2013

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-04/07/c_132290684.htm

["Highlight: <<China is an important member of the Asian family and the global family>>", A.S.]

146.- Jiang Shixue, “From Brussels with Four Disappointments”, Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 02-04-2013

http://ies.cass.cn/en/cer/ChinaEUIES/201304/6274.asp

["<<I am quite sure that, if the EU could be generous enough to grant Chinese the MES before 2016, a friendly and positive gesture to China, Europeans would be invited to enjoy the delicious Peking Duck, spicy Mapo Tofu or tasty Gongbao Jiding (kung pao chicken).

[...] China and the EU really need to render the strategic partnership more seriously, more meaningful and fruitful, despite long-standing problems and obstacles.>> An inspired piece for our continuous dialogue”, A.S.]

145.- Carolina Rivera, “Anuncia SRE embajadas comunes en África y Asia”, Milenio, 02-04-2013

http://www.milenio.com/cdb/doc/noticias2011/d05a41298441092aa98c539d4b9ae110

["Destacado: <<En el contexto de la Alianza del Pacífico, el gobierno de México implementará junto con Chile, Perú y Colombia el programa de Embajadas Comunes [...]>>.”, A.S.]

144.- Augusto Soto in Braulio Moro, “China, ‘amigo sincero’ e interesado en África”, Radio France International, 25-03-2013

http://www.espanol.rfi.fr/economia/20130325-china-amigo-sincero-e-interesado-de-africa

["Coordenadas: Este-Oeste/Norte-Sur", A.S.]

143.- Wang Zhaokun in Beijing and Mauro Lovecchio, “Beijing-Vatican breakthrough not expected”, Global Times, 15-03-2013

http://www.globaltimes.cn/DesktopModules/DnnForge%20-%20NewsArticles/Print.aspx?tabid=99&tabmoduleid=94&articleId=768314&moduleId=405&PortalID=0

["Highlight:<< [...] There are also some obstacles needing to be overcome first before an improvement in ties, such as mutual misunderstandings. The process won’t come easy,” Wang noted.>> Long processes entail several vectors”, A.S.]

142. Tiananmen’s overview, China.com, 14-03-2013

IMAGE => http://www.china.com.cn/photochina/lhsj/2012-03/14/content_28018080.htm

["Concept: 安", A.S]

141.- Augusto Soto et al. interviewed by 人民日报, “钟声:雷锋精神助推“中国梦”, 人民日报, 05-03-2013 (2013年03月05日)

http://news.sina.com.cn/pl/2013-03-05/045926427432.shtml

["A key concept for further debate: 中国梦", A.S. ]

Also reproduced as “国际社会热情赞扬雷锋精神 已成国际性的符号”, 文化传通, 07-03-2013 (2013年03月07日)

http://www.culturalink.gov.cn/portal/pubinfo/107/20130307/93c1f033812e42d590371e261ab16a72.html

140.- Augusto Soto et al. interviewed by 人民日报, “中国の夢」を後押しする「雷鋒精神”(Japanese edition), 05-03-2013 (2013年03月05日)

http://j.people.com.cn/94475/8154204.html

["Reflections on 雷鋒精神", A.S.]

139.- Augusto Soto 奥古斯都·索托 (苏傲古) et al. interviewed by人民日报, “成就非凡  前景光明——外国人士高度评价中国经济社会发展成就” (本报记者吴成良、温宪、王海林、杨晔、黄文帝、邹志鹏、廖政军、吕鹏飞、马菲、庄雪雅、苑基荣、张晓东、丁大伟、白阳、李景卫、暨佩娟、黄培昭、吴云, 人民日报,04-03-2013 (2013年03月04日)

http://world.people.com.cn/n/2013/0304/c1002-20660935.html

["<<[...] 中国政府在应对国际金融危机上所表现出的强大能力让人印象深刻 [...]>>“, A.S.]

138.- Xulio Ríos, “El sueño de Xi Jinping”, El País, 03-03-2013

http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/01/03/opinion/1357236202_543295.html

["En ese índice de Gini se ha de reenfocar China y muy pronto la UE en el suyo", A.S.]

137.- Peter Nolan, “Is China Buying the World?”, Foreign Affairs, March/April, 2013

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138903/peter-nolan/is-china-buying-the-world

["An issue for a debate as exciting and controversial as the opinions in:

David Shambaugh: "China Goes Global", a conversation with Diane Rehm, The Diane Rehm Show, Washington, 19-02-2013:

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2013-02-19/david-shambaugh-china-goes-global/transcript

Tbc., A.S.]

136.- Eric X. Li, “The Life of the Party. The Post-Democratic Future Begins in China”, Foreign Affairs, January/February 2013

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138476/eric-x-li/the-life-of-the-party#

["Interesting artº & fascinating background:

a) VIDEO => http://asiapacificwatch.com/2012/11/05/china-and-democracy-debate-minxin-pei-vs-eric-li-video

b) http://www.ceibs.edu/ase/ecforum/program.htm ", A.S.]

135.- Yun Sun, “March West: China’s Response to the U.S. Rebalancing”, Brookings, 31-01-2013

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2013/01/31-china-us-sun

[To debate: <<“March West” would accelerate the “Grand Western Development” (西部大开发)>>, A.S.]

134.- Luo Wangshuo, “Exclusive interview with Mexican expert”, China Daily, 28-01-2013

VIDEO => http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/video/2013-01/28/content_16182007.htm

["Concepts, inter alia, muralism, Mayan culture, modern times", A.S.]

133.- Chris Anderson, “Mexico: The New China”, The New York Times, 26-01-2012

["To discuss: << [...] Finally, a short supply chain is an incentive to innovate>>”, A.S.]

132.- Freddy Gray, “The Pacific president”, The Spectator, 19-01-2013

http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8825701/the-pacific-president

["Highlight: << [...] a decisive turn away from Europe – and Britain>>”, A.S.]

131.-  ”Interview: Apple CEO expects China to become biggest market”, Xinhua, 10-01-2013

http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2013-01/10/content_27651015.htm

[Highlight: <<China is currently our second largest market. I believe it will become our first. I believe strongly that it will, he said>>,"A.S.]

130.- Xinhua, “China Public Diplomacy Association founded in Beijing”, Sina.com, 31-12-2012

http://english.sina.com/china/p/2012/1231/543566.html

[Highlight => Speech in Chinese by Yang Jiechi => http://news.163.com/12/1231/16/8K2M2P4300014JB5.html]

VIDEO => http://tv.cntv.cn/video/C10336/19c366b11d80420f81f54da8c5fd7950

["Public diplomacy is strongly based on friendship, GDP and imagination. Thus it is a branch of good will, economics & the arts", A.S.]

129.- Zhang Boling, “Miners Going Overseas for All that Glitters”, Caixin, 27-12-2012

http://english.caixin.com/2012-12-27/100477531.html

[“Key concept: <<digging deeper for global business>>”, A.S.]

128.-Alberto Rojas Moscoso, “China eleva su influencia”, El Universal, México/El Mercurio, Santiago de Chile, 22-12-2012

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/internacional/80649.html

["Desafío: futuro coordinado", A.S.]

127.- Global Times, “New province leaders send subtle message”, Global Times, 19-12-2012

["Highlight: <<Chinese officials generally keep a low profile. This is a virtue on the one hand>>, A.S. ]

126.- “CEIBS’s president talks about China”, China Daily, 17-12-2012

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-12/17/content_16027173.htm

["Highlight: <<CEIBS has been configured to link East and West>>", A.S.]

Recent background => http://www.ceibs.edu/media/archive/108042.shtml

125.- “The end of the world?”, China Daily, 17-12-2012

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/17/content_16021984.htm

["Highlight: <<I suggest we nominate Dec 21 as World Humor Day to commemorate the humor of the Mayans (Yancan dixit).>>. That is correct!", A.S.]

124.-NIC, “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds”, Washington, 14-12-2012

http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/GlobalTrends_2030.pdf

["See <<selected countries punching above their weight>>". By the way, their future projection is missing in that report, A.S]

123.-

a) “Diputado Jorge Tarud (ex embajador chileno en Pekín) y el balance de la relación política con China”, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile, 11-12-2012

VIDEO => http://asiapacifico.bcn.cl/noticias/diputado-jorge-tarud-balance-relacion-con-china-2012

b) “Senador Hernán Larraín (miembro del Comité de Diálogo Político Chile-China) plantea descentralizar ProChile para exportar a China desde regiones”, Bibloteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile, 22-11-2012

VIDEO => http://asiapacifico.bcn.cl/noticias/politica/senador-larrain-balance-relacion-comercial-china-2012

["Advanced views across the Pacific", A.S.]

122.- Swedish Academy, “Mo Yan delivered his Nobel Lecture on 7 December”, 2012, Stockholm, 07-12-2012

VIDEO =>  http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1868

["Key concept: 莫言", A.S.]

121.- Jiang Shixue, “Nourishing talent in Europe”, China Daily, 07-12-2012

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/weekly/2012-12/07/content_15993998.htm

["An idea still not fully understood in Europe: <<[...] scale up operations and thereby create more jobs>>”, A.S.]

120.- 新华网,习近平:承前启后 继往开来 继续朝着中华民族伟大复兴目标奋勇前进”, CNTV, 29-11-2012

VIDEO =>http://news.cntv.cn/program/xwlb/20121129/107673.shtml

["Reflection of the hour: the inner dimensions of 复兴 and its global consequences and opportunities", A.S.]

119.- “China Club celebra su segundo aniversario”, Global Asia, 28-11-2012

http://www.globalasia.com/actualidad/sociedad/china-club-celebra-segundo-aniversario

["Celebración contra un peculiar telón de fondo de estos días: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/11/27/beijing-worried-about-image-chinese-community-in-spain

["Se percibe a grandes rasgos una convivencia inalterada", A.S.]

118.- Augusto Soto, “The China-Japan crisis in a broader perspective”, The Global Experts, 26-11-2012

http://www.theglobalexperts.org/comment-analysis/chinajapan-crisis-broader-perspective

["Concepts: China-Japan....and the 2012 Peace Nobel prize", A.S.]

117.- An Baijie, “Co-worker: Political adviser has emigrated”, China Daily, 26-11-2012

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-11/26/content_15960646.htm

["It is a topic in the social net", A.S.]

116.- 丁大伟, “西班牙工业、能源和旅游大臣强调: 西班牙将进一步加强与中国的联系” China Daily 频道, 23-11-2012

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hqgj/bmoz/2012-11-23/content_7584531.html

["Highlight: <<西班牙政府将寻求进一步加强与中国的联系 >>", A.S.]

115.- “Soria: China es un socio de importancia mundial para España”, Global Asia, 23-11-2012

http://www.globalasia.com/actualidad/economia/soria-china-socio-importancia-para-espana

["Así es. Y cabe actualizar cuáles países iberoamericanos tienen vocación de puente con China y engarzar novedosamente con esas visiones y acentos", A.S.]

114.- Texto íntegro presentado por Hu Jintao en el XVIII Congreso del PCCh, 17-11-2012, paralelamente facilitado por el Central Compilation & Translation Bureau 中共中央编译局 http://www.cctb.net el 20-11-2012

http://spanish.news.cn/principales/2012-11/17/c_131981503.htm

["Conceptos para analizar, entre otros: <<'Fuerza creativa', 'moralización administrativa', 'formalismo', 'sistema de mercado cultural moderno', 'futuro'>>", A.S.]

113.- Robert Lawrence Kuhn, “The seven who will run China”, China Daily, 19-11-2012

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/2012-11/19/content_15941360.htm

["Highlight: <<A senior aide confided, "Xi is ready, but it won't be easy>>, A.S."

112.- "Full text: Xi Jinping's remarks to the press", China.org.cn, 16-11-2012

http://www.china.org.cn/china/18th_cpc_congress/2012-11/16/content_27130032.htm

["Highlight: [...] <<just as China needs to learn more about the world, so does the world need to learn more about China>>“. Urban Chinese know more about the world than a decade ago”, A.S.]

111.- Regards from the VP of the French Senate, China Daily, 13-11-2012

VIDEO => http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/video/2012-11/13/content_15921893.htm

["Savoir-faire. Also highlight: his remarks on the hinterland", A.S.]

110.- 中国网络电视台, “党的十八大主席团举行第二次会议”, CCTV 1, 10-11-2012

http://tv.people.com.cn/n/2012/1110/c61600-19538965.html

["Second session. Establishing the frame and procedure for further deliberations (tbc.)", A.S.]

109.- Lu Chang, “Made in Deutschland”, China Daily, 09-11-2012

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2012-11/09/content_15901007.htm

["Reflexión del momento: el largo camino de la proyección de imagen", A.S.]

108.-Su Xiaohui, “Obama Will Be “Smarter” in Rebalancing towards Asia and Engaging China” China US Focus, 08-12-2012

["One needs to redefine smart to get to smarter", A.S.]

107.- Kerry Brown, “Analysis: Hu Jintao’s speech”, BBC, 08-11-2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20248100

["Highlight: <<The interesting issue is whether, with his going, the Party leaders that replace him can start taking arguments to the people in ways which he, to the end, very much resisted.>>, A.S.]

106.- Crescenzio Rivellini, Chair, Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China “Interview: Europe must be tougher with China”, European Parliament, 07-11-2012

VIDEO => China, Euro Parliament

["Of special interest, min. 2:53 on", A.S.]

105.- Mark Schliebs and Rowan Callick, “Vision ‘clouded on China and US’, says Richard Woolcott”, The Australian, 05-11-2012

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/vision-clouded-on-china-and-us-says-richard-woolcott/story-fng5k1ek-1226510236933

["Reflection of the hour: time to read Australia in the Asian Century White Paper: http://asiancentury.dpmc.gov.au/white-paper/pdfs", A.S.]

104.- Liu Shengjun, 18 Reforms for the Party’s 18th Congress, Caixin Online, 02-11-2012

http://english.caixin.com/2012-11-02/100455801.html

["Feel free to discuss 9 reforms considering interdependency", A.S.]

103.- “Asien ist für die Deutschen nicht die gelbe Gefahr”, Bertelsmann Stiftung, 02-11-2012

http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/cps/rde/xchg/SID-D031F1FF-89B8B716/bst/hs.xsl/nachrichten_114024.htm

["Highlight: <<Bei der politischen Bewertung der asiatischen Staaten urteilen die Deutschen pragmatisch statt wertgebunden. So sind 62 Prozent der Bundesbürger der Ansicht, die Bedeutung des kommunistischen China als politischer Partner für Deutschland sei „sehr groß“ oder „eher groß“. Die Demokratien Japan und Indien kommen nur auf 59 Prozent beziehungsweise 35 Prozent.>>. To discuss. A kind of European version of "白猫黑猫论" in progress"?, A.S.]

102.- Antonio Liu Yang, “China en España, vínculos sociales y empresariales”, Global Asia, 01-11-2012

http://blogs.globalasia.com/madeinprc/2012/china-en-espana-vinculos-empresariales-sociales-estudiantiles-y-deportivos/

["Un valioso catastro de lo que se ha hecho en 2012", A.S.]

101.- Frank Langfitt, “As Economy Slows, China Looks For A New Model”, NHPR, 31-10-2012

http://www.nhpr.org/post/economy-slows-china-looks-new-model

["Highlight: << [...] some companies keep producing and producing as though China’s boom will never end.>>. Timely truism”, A.S.]

100.- Reyes Rincón “Chile quiere ser puente hacia Asia”, El País, 28-10-2012

http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2012/10/26/actualidad/1351277855_555288.html

["Destacado: << [...] las autoridades chilenas incitan a cruzar el Atlántico — “mirar desde España al oeste y no al este>>. Para evaluar: ¿la fluidez win-win de una relación China con eje en Chile?”, A.S.]

99.- “China’s Energy Policy 2012″, Xinhua, 24-10-2012

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-10/24/c_131927649.htm

["A likely interesting chapter: "IX. Strengthening International Cooperation in Energy", A.S.]

98.- Jane Perlez, “China Is Wary of U.S. Candidates’ Tough Talk”, The New York Times, 20-10-2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/world/asia/china-looks-on-warily-amid-us-candidates-tough-talk.html?hp&_r=0

["Highlight: << [...] I wanted to show that neither candidate is separated from China, that China is an inherent part of the campaign.>>. To be discussed”, A.S.]

97.- Martin Jaques, “A Point Of View: What kind of superpower could China be?”, BBC, 17-10-2012

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19995218

["Highlight: <<The Chinese have a completely different conception of time to Westerners. Whereas Americans think very short, the Chinese think very long.>> To discuss: Who, when and under which circumstances?", A.S.]

96.- “Carta Abierta de China Club a la Sociedad Española en Chino y Español)中国会致西班牙公众的公开信”, 17.10.2012

http://chinaclubspain.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/carta-abierta-de-china-club-la-sociedad.html

["En el contexto de fronteras adormecidas y con el telón de fondo de las percepciones de transparencia internacionales:

http://cpi.transparency.org/cpi2011/results/

, A.S."]

95.- Tang Yue, “Schools where lessons focus on leadership”, China Daily, 15-10-2012

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-10/15/content_15816347.htm

[Highlight: <<Foreign leaders are becoming increasingly aware that visiting the Central Party School is a very effective way of conveying their message and, hopefully, making an impact on Chinese officials," added Gong [...] ”The last thing we want to see is misunderstandings between the major powers, and that risk is reduced by this sort of interaction.” [...] “While foreign officials come to the Party School to voice their opinions on international affairs, businesspeople seek to create a favorable political environment to further explore the market.” In an unexpected development, Massimo Moratti, oil-tycoon owner and president of the Italian soccer club Inter Milan, visited the school in May [...]>>, A.S.]

94.- “Interview mit Shi Mingde, dem chinesischen Botschafter in Deutschland”, China.org, 12-10-2012

http://www.china-botschaft.de/det/dshd/t978549.htm

["Highlight: <<[...] Das „Kulturjahr 2012″ ist eine groß angelegte kulturelle Aktivität, die China in Deutschland veranstaltet. Sie wird im ganzen Jahr in kleinen und mittelgroßen Städten gefeiert. Insgesamt werden über 150 Programme, mehr als 500 Veranstaltungen stattfinden, die verschiedene Bereiche wie Literatur, Musik, Theater, Tanz und Podiumsdialoge betreffen [...].>>, A.S.]

93.- Glyn Ford, “Lost in the forest, Europe needs some direction”, China Daily, 12-1o-2012

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2012-10/12/content_15812869.htm

["Highlight: <<The problem is Brussels does not see the world as it is and is becoming, but instead sees some reflection of the world as it was and how Brussels wishes it would remain>>, A.S.]

92.- Zhong Sheng, “Entender un nuevo momento clave de la China contemporánea”, El pueblo en línea, 11-10-2012

http://spanish.peopledaily.com.cn/31619/7973723.html

["Destacado: << [...] Conocer la China contemporánea realmente es como abrir una “caja secreta”. Mediante una cobertura en profundidad del congreso nacional, cada medio internacional busca su “llave” para descubrirla.>>, A.S.]

91.- Henry Kissinger, Stapleton Roy, Cheng Li and David M. Lampton, “China’s New Leadership—Opportunity for the United States?”, China-US Focus, 06-10-2012

VIDEO =>http://bcove.me/prcpodkv

["Living sources and analyses", A.S.]

90.- Alberto Forchielli, “The Cultural Divide”, A.F., 02-10-2012

http://www.albertoforchielli.com/2012/10/02/the-cultural-divide

[Highlight: <<China needs to build genuine soft power, based on culture and not only its immense size. Only in this way can the hearts and minds of citizens, consumers, and investors alike be won over.>>, A.S.]

89.-Efe, “China considera que la relación con Ecuador está en “época de luna de miel””, El Universo, 28-09-2012

http://www.eluniverso.com/2012/09/28/1/1355/china-considera-relacion-ecuador-esta-epoca-luna-miel.html

[Destacado: <<Chen Deming dijo conocer que en los últimos años están ocurriendo "cambios muy grandes" en Ecuador e indicó que las iniciativas de China en torno a las naciones latinoamericanas es desarrollar las relaciones económicas y comerciales, lo que incluye temas relacionados con inversión y financiación.>>, A.S.]

88.- Rachel Tcheungna, “The Chinese Way. The stakes for the world’s largest Chinese-European private equity fund, Mandarin Capital Partners, are climbing higher the more the Eurozone plunges deeper into economic crisis”, The Bridge Magazine, 27-09-2012

http://www.albertoforchielli.com/2012/09/28/the-chinese-way-the-stakes-for-the-worlds-largest-chinese-european-private-equity-fund-mandarin-capital-partners-are-climbing-higher-the-more-the-eurozone-plunges-deeper-into-economic-crisi/

[Highlight: <<The number one Chinese–Italian private equity fund is buying companies in Germany, not with money from the Eurozone, but from Beijing: this is where their uniqueness lies.>>, A.S.]

87.-Tom Phillips, “Crisis? Do as Margaret Thatcher would have done, China tells its future leaders”, The Telegraph, 26-09-2012

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/margaret-thatcher/9568926/Crisis-Do-as-Margaret-Thatcher-would-have-done-China-tells-its-future-leaders.html

[ “Highlight: <<We have an open attitude towards all civilisations that are useful to us, and [we] learn from them,” explained Professor Jiang Haishan>>. 很有意思!”, A.S.]

86.- Pedro Solbes, Richard Youngs, “Después de la cumbre: tres pruebas chinas para Europa”, El País, 22-09-2012

http://elpais.com/elpais/2012/09/13/opinion/1347562259_460358.html

["Destacado: <<[...] Es necesario y urgente intensificar el diálogo con China sobre la agenda de sostenibilidad, la gobernanza global y la arquitectura del aparato internacional de toma de decisiones [...].>>“, A. S.]

85.- “Raúl Allard y el futuro de la Alianza del Pacífico”, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile, Asia Pacífico, 21-09-2012

http://asiapacifico.bcn.cl/noticias/economia-y-negocios/raul-allard-alianza-del-pacifico

["Destacado: << [...] Y así como la Alianza del Pacífico facilita a Chile la vinculación con México, Perú y Colombia, otros referentes deben reforzar su interacción con países como Brasil, una gran potencia emergente a nivel regional y mundial>>. Así es”, A.S.]

84.- “Who’s scared of the dragon?. Some countries see an opportunity rather than a threat in China’s economic rise” The Economist online, 20-09-2012

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/09/daily-chart-11

["A key concept: opportunity", A.S.]

83.- Joint Press Communiqué, “15th EU-China Summit. Towards a stronger EU-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”, Brussels, 20-09-2012

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/132507.pdf

["1 or 2 important subjects not included in the Communiqué", A.S.]

82.- Radek Sikorski and Guido Westerwelle, “A New Vision of Europe”, The New York Times, 17-09-2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/opinion/a-new-vision-of-europe.html

["Question of the hour: The degree of Britain's involvement with the text", A.S.]

81.- Felix Lee, “China macht es richtig”, Zeit Online, 13-09-2012

http://blog.zeit.de/china/2012/09/13/china-macht-es-richtig

["Exactly!", A.S.]

81.- Xinhua, “Hu says China, Asia’s development inseparable from each other”, Xinhuanet.com, 04-09-2012

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-09/04/c_131826577.htm

[“An interesting and complex case study:  Suzhou Industrial Park“, A.S.]

80.- Mark Leonard, “The great Sino American divorce”, ECFR, 24-08-2012

http://ecfr.eu/content/entry/commentary_the_great_sino_american_divorce

["To discuss: Chimerica", A.S.]

79.- Jiang Shixue, “Chinese Investment in EuropeProgress and Prospects”, Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 19-08-2012

http://ies.cass.cn/en/cer/ChinaEUIES/201208/5501.asp

[Highlight: <<“Do as the Romans do”. Every nation has its own legal system, cultural traditions and business norms. Chinese investors must adapt themselves with the local conditions. They need to understand well that what is possible in China might be impossible in the host country. Moreover, Chinese investors need to undertake more social responsibility in Europe.>>, A.S.]

78.- Extracto del Informe y Conclusiones de la gira a China de Ezequiel Bolatti, intendente de Sunchales, Argentina, julio de 2012

<<Como conclusión general podríamos indicar que el viaje a China nos permitió conocer más profundamente la realidad de ese país, identificar oportunidades de actuación conjunta y conocer eslabones muy importantes de la dirigencia de ese país. La construcción de redes de conocimiento y contactos también se ha ampliado al interactuar con personalidades y dirigentes de otros países de Latinoamérica y esa red puede comenzar a dar sus frutos a la brevedad cuando las ciudades de Sunchales y Villa María (provincia de Córdoba) suscriban un convenio de cooperación en donde ambas se comprometan a trabajar para potenciarse mutuamente y aprovechar las oportunidades que puede brindar el nuevo orden mundial.>>

La gira, entre el 14 y el 27 de junio, formó parte del “Programa de Intercambio para Miembros de Partidos Políticos y Académicos”, organizado por el Buró de Compilación y Traducción y el Departamento de Enlace del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de China. Asistieron representantes de Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Cuba, Chile y Perú.

http://www.cctb.net/news/201206/t20120615_33886.htm

77.- Mark McDonald, “Asia Brings the Color to an Otherwise Drab Olympics”, The New York Times, 02-08-2012

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/02/asia-brings-the-color-to-an-otherwise-drab-olympics/?hp

["Thought of the hour: Think of what these figures and speculations are telling us, A.S.]

76.- “Exports to China as % of GDP 2005-2011”, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. Quoted in mid July 2012

http://blogs.r.ftdata.co.uk/beyond-brics/files/2012/07/BoA-chart3.png

[“These figures are demanding further views & visions”, A.S.]

75.- 赵启光, “老子也是软实力“, 人民日报海外版 , 07-07-2012

“A destacar: << [...] 在当代喧闹之中倾听2500年前智者的空谷足音,发掘古人的养生之道、养心之道、养性之道,比照当前世道人情,争取悟出一番新意,或可给世人一面护心镜, 一副藤子甲,免得被四面飞舞的流矢伤心伤身。>>”, A.S.]

74.- Matías Mori, “Inversiones chinas en Chile: punto de inflexión”, La Tercera, 10-07-2012

http://www.latercera.com/noticia/opinion/ideas-y-debates/2012/07/895-471247-9-inversiones-chinas-en-chile-punto-de-inflexion.shtml

[<<La principal conclusión es que los países que se logren mostrar culturalmente más amigables van a ser los que atraigan exitosamente sus inversiones.>>]

["Reflexión del momento: 对了!", A. S.]

73.- Qin Zhongwei, “Xi urges world to seek peace together, China Daily, 08-07-2012

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-07/08/content_15557964.htm

[Highlight: << [...] Xi told the audience at the opening ceremony of World Peace Forum 2012, the first non-official high-level forum on international security held in the country.>>]

72.- Andrew Moody, “A Lot to think about”, China Daily, 06-07-2012

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2012-07/06/content_15554815.htm

["Reflection of the hour: thinking and forecasting", A.S.]

71.- Enrique V. Iglesias, “América Latina, en una encrucijada histórica”, El País, 01-07-2012

http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2012/06/29/actualidad/1340981975_220801.html

[Destacado: <<Latinoamérica, y en particular Sudamérica, tiene que mirar a Asia.>>.]

["De acuerdo. Paralelamente un tema es el siguiente: variadas e importantes habilidades que el mundo necesitará en el futuro también están en Asia y singularmente en China", A.S.]

70.- Texto completo del discurso del primer ministro chino ante CEPAL en Santiago de Chile, Xinhua, 26-06-2012

http://spanish.peopledaily.com.cn/31617/7858709.html

[Párrafo destacado: [...] “La parte china propone crear el Foro de Cooperación China-América Latina y el Caribe con vistas a instituir una plataforma de nivel más elevado para reforzar la cooperación general entre ambas partes.

[...] Los amigos son como las estrellas en el cielo, están lejos pero se ven.>>

["Leer detenidamente. Reflexionar, readaptar y desarrollar recursos humanos, y avanzar coordinada y decididamente. O bien no hacer nada o no hacer lo suficiente y ser testigos de lo que podría ocurrir.", A.S.]

69.- Augusto Soto, “Los desafíos de Chile para continuar avanzando en la relación con China”, El Mercurio, 24-06-2012

http://diario.elmercurio.com/2012/06/24/internacional/_portada/noticias/17cce6d9-ddb9-4f99-b6be-4e8e0c0d5885.htm

[<<Los buenos lazos entre ambos países propician un clima favorable para la visita del Primer Ministro Wen Jiabao a Santiago, A.S.]

["Entre el 14 y el 27 de junio Augusto Soto intercambió puntos de vista en un simposio China-América Latina que incluyó diversas visitas a ciudades de China invitado por el Buró de Traducción y Compilación y la Oficina de Enlace Internacional del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de China", A.S.]

http://www.cctb.net/news/201206/t20120615_33886.htm

68.- Carlos Chacho Alvarez, “Hacia un nuevo mundo: América Latina y el Asia Pacífico”, Infolatam, 29-05-2012

http://www.infolatam.com/2012/05/30/hacia-un-nuevo-mundo-america-latina-y-el-asia-pacifico/

["Párrafo a subrayar: <<En la actualidad, la presencia cada vez más protagónica de China, la declinación de Estados Unidos, la crisis estructural de Europa y la emergencia del Sur como locomotora de la economía mundial, son indicadores contundentes de que enfrentamos una nueva era>>", A.S.]

67.- Hans Kundnani and Jonas Parello-Plesner, “China and Germany: Why the Emerging Special Relationship Matters for Europe”, ECFR, May 2012

http://ecfr.eu/page/-/ECFR55_CHINA_GERMANY_BRIEF_AW.pdf

["Two points to stress here: <<Chancellor Schröder made a point of visiting China at least once a year in order to promote German businesses.>>

The other one, not included in the article: study the concept "Made with China"", A.S.]

66.- Sean Coughlan, “China: The world’s cleverest country?”, BBC News, 08-05-2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17585201?print=true

["Thought of the hour, eternal thought: <<授人以魚不如授人以漁>>", A.S.]

65.- “Владимир Путин вступил в должность Президента России”, Президент России, 07-05-2012

http://kremlin.ru/news/15224

["Highlight: << от нашей настойчивости в обустройстве огромных российских пространств от Балтики до Тихого океана, от нашей способности стать лидерами и центром притяжения всей Евразии.>> ", A.S.]

64.- Günther Oettinger, “First EU China High Level Meeting on Energy”, European Commission, 03-05-2012

A) http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/oettinger/headlines/news/2012/05/20120503_en.htm

B) http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/oettinger/headlines/speeches/2012/05/doc/20120503_energy_security.pdf

[Highlight: << [...] This requires fair and transparent access to markets. Let me insist on that. We see increasing moves in the renewable energy market: Sinovel and Himin are the latest ones showing interest in coming to Europe. They are welcome, provided European companies are ensured equal access to the Chinese market.>>, A.S.]

63.- Joaquín Roy, “Trasfondo de las relaciones hispanoamericanas” [Y luego breve meditación chinesca reinterpretando el artº], El País, 03-05-2012

http://blogs.elpais.com/atlantis/2012/05/trasfondo-de-las-relaciones-hispanoamericanas.html

[<<[...] España se vendió a América como el “puente” entre los dos continentes [...] Se olvidó, por otra parte, que muchos países latinoamericanos no necesitaban en absoluto el papel intermediario de España [...]>>

[Es académicamente respetable definirlo así. Pero el encaje entre mito y realidad en su momento fue una construcción necesaria y poderosa para todas las partes implicadas", A.S.]

62.- Javier Solana, “Las expectativas de establecer vínculos con Europa del viceprimer ministro chino”, ESADEgeo, 03-05-2012

http://javiersolana.esadeblogs.com/537/las-expectativas-de-establecer-vinculos-con-europa-del-viceprimer-ministro-chino/

[Líneas a subrayar de las líneas que subraya Javier Solana del artículo de Li Keqiang: <<El mundo actual necesita tanto del pensamiento occidental como de la visión oriental. Si China y Europa pueden alcanzar el éxito gracias a los modelos de desarrollo adaptados a sus respectivas condiciones, vamos a hacer del mundo un lugar más armonioso y próspero.>>”, A.S.]

61.- Ding Qingfen, “Language brings countries together”, China Daily, 03-05-2012

[To highlight: <<On Monday, as Li was given a tour of Buda Castle by Janos Hovari, the Hungarian Foreign Ministry's deputy state secretary for global affairs, he turned away from his interpreter and spoke with Hovari in English.>>, A.S.]

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/europe/2012-05/03/content_15200350.htm

60.- Xulio Ríos, “China in view of the U.S.’s “return to the Asia-Pacific”, NOREF, 02-05-2012

http://www.peacebuilding.no/var/ezflow_site/storage/original/application/65ccc28c7dbbfca1a4acdc18697b812f.pdf

[<<The Asia-Pacific is the most vital economic zone in the world>. "Reflection of the hour: Find out the number of institutions in Europe interested in the zone", A.S.]

59.- Xin Dingding, “The final frontier”, China Daily, 27-04-2012

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2012-04/27/content_15159105.htm

["Rather unlimited", A.S.]

58.- “Slanguage corner: Selling time”, Global Times, 27-04-2012

http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/707033/Slanguage-corner-Selling-time.aspx

["One interpretation: 乒乓时间", A.S.]

57.- Andrés Ortega, “La segunda independencia de las Américas”, El País, 24-04-2012

http://blogs.elpais.com/luces-largas/2012/04/segunda-independencia-americas.html

[Destadado: [...] El factor chino en las relaciones con América Latina es un elemento esencial en cuyo análisis la diplomacia española ha empezado a entrar con rigor y profundidad pues transforma para España el entorno geoeconómico. Las empresas van a menudo por delante. De hecho, en Brasil Repsol está asociada a Sinopec.>>

["Sí, algo así", A.S.]

De Iberoamérica I. Cada mes más cerca de China

56.- Enric Juliana, “‘Operación pymes’, buscando el apoyo de México, Colombia, Chile y Perú | Los negocios estratégicos de China y España colean en la expropiación de YPF”, La Vanguardia, 22-04-2012

http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20120422/54285103831/espana-arrimara-latinoamerica-pese-torpedo-peronista-argentino.html

[“Por el proceso de reconfiguración de poder mundial las planificaciones respectivas han de readaptarse al desafío de las antípodas. Pregunta simple: ¿cuáles son las ἀντίποδες de Latinoamérica?”, A. S.]

De Iberoamérica II. Comentario con la urgencia que nos plantea China como gong de la Historia y que nuestras respectivas sociedades ven parcialmente

55.- Fernando García, “Un actor importante con papel secundario”, La Vanguardia, 22-04-2012

http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20120422/54285104147/actor-importante-papel-secundario.html

<< [...] Pero la relación con Latinoamérica va por barrios, y cada país y bloque ideológico es un mundo>>

[“Así es. Cuando entendamos cabalmente esta segmentación se optimizará la planificación y la práctica. Añadidamente se ahorrará tiempo y dinero, incluido el del contribuyente. ¿Por qué no darnos cuenta en 2012?", A.S.]

54.- “El jefe ejecutivo de Hong Kong (Donald Tsang) promueve TLC con Chile como puerta de entrada a América Latina”, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile, 20-04-2012

http://asiapacifico.bcn.cl/noticias/donald-tsang-chile-entrada-mercardo-de-america-latina

["To highlight in Tsang's interview: <<As you know, Hong Kong is already the largest wine distributing center in East Asia>>", A.S.]

53.- Memorias del Panel “Colombia como maestra de español para Asia”, Observatorio Virtual de Asia Pacífico, 16-04-2012

http://asiapacifico.utadeo.edu.co/?p=4547

["¿Sorpasso colombiano? Nuevas dimensiones del idioma español en China y en Asia. El castellano de Bogotá a Chongqing: un interesante tema en la agenda.", A.S.]

52.- “Brasil cree que China ayudará a la integración regional latinoamericana”, Secretaría General Iberoamericana, Madrid, 28-03-2012

SEE =>http://segib.org/news/2012/03/brasil-cree-que-china-ayudara-a-la-integracion-regional-latinoamericana

["Es ciertamente una oportunidad auspiciosa para una mayor integración si se dan algunas condiciones adicionales en Sudamérica", A.S.]

51.- “O Brasil aos olhos de Dilma”, Veja, 24-03-2012

http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/brasil/o-brasil-aos-olhos-de-dilma

["<< [...] a China pode se tornar oportunidade de mercado também para as exportações brasileiras de manufaturados.>> “Lo relevante de la entrevista de 10 páginas es que el potencial chino sea uno de los cinco temas resaltados por Veja“, A.S.]

50.- Jiang Xueqin, “Understanding China”, The Diplomat, 19-03-2012

http://the-diplomat.com/china-power/2012/03/19/understanding-china

["Thought-provoking essay", A.S.]

49.- Interview mit zwei prominenten Daoisten, “Quo vadis Wudang?”, Radio Dorado, 13-04-2012

http://goldgrube.blogspot.com/2012/03/quo-vadis-wudang.html

["One important and obvious remark: Quo vadis is latin", A.S.]

48.- Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, “Chen Xin on G-20 FM Meeting”, CCTV News, Beijing, 01-03-2012

http://ies.cass.cn/en/Interview/201203/4817.asp

["Reflections on re-emerging China. And also, emerging Brazil", A.S.]

47.- Ma Zhengang, “Balancing trust deficits”, China Daily, 29-02-2012

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/usa/opinion/2012-02/29/content_14717705.htm

["The core of the artº: << [...] and refrain from misinterpreting China’s moves [...] >>. Even though attempts are constantly being made to read some of those moves, particularly in Brussels”, A.S.]

46.- Javier Solana, “¿Aspira China a tener una política en Oriente Medio?”, ESADEgeo, 26-02-2012

http://javiersolana.esadeblogs.com/242/%C2%BFaspira-china-a-tener-una-politica-en-oriente-medio

["Una pertinente perspectiva de quid pro quo. Probablemente sí, por las razones que identifica el artº. Y como método, por la vía del desconcierto en la baraja. Si es así, según nos adentremos en 2012, debiéramos ver adicionales signos de una estrategia perfilada para Oriente Medio. Irán seguirá siendo clave", A.S.]

45.- John Yemma, “Is Iran rational enough for MAD?”, The Christian Science Monitor, 17-02-2012

http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/editors-blog/2012/0217/Is-Iran-rational-enough-for-MAD

“[...] Similar concerns about irrational ideologies and dark intentions were present when the USSR and China got the Bomb. Nuclear war with Russia or China is not unthinkable today, but it is far-fetched, even though we still live in a world where the United States has 8,500 nuclear weapons, Russia has 11,000, and China and six other nations have hundreds more. While MAD was the first, crude effort to keep nuclear ambitions in check, diplomacy, cultural exchanges, and trade have worn away suspicions over time [...].”

["That is the question, that is the 道, provided that 2012-rationality-MAD-scheme is still MAD enough!", A.S.]

44.- 江时学:趣谈欧洲债务危机(之四), 中国社会科学院欧洲研究所, 北京 (Jiang Shixue, “Interpretations on the European Debt Crisis” (Fourth), Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 06-02-2012

http://ies.cass.cn/Article/cbw/ozjj/201202/4675.asp

["Key perceptions, misperceptions and figures within Europe. And apropos of this acute analysis, let's encourage more Western intellectuals and officials to start reading Chinese", A.S.]

43.- Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, “An Interview with Spain’s China Expert Augusto Soto”, Beijing-Barcelona, 08-02-2012

http://ies.cass.cn/Article/bwzf/swzf/201202/4721.asp

http://ies.cass.cn/en/Interview/201202/4702.asp

http://ies.cass.cn/en/Interview/Index.asp

42.-Igor Ivanov, “Rusia y Europa: ¿juntas o separadas?”, El País, 07-02-2012

http://elpais.com/elpais/2012/02/07/opinion/1328624657_401839.html

["Reflexión sobre Rusia con implicaciones europeas y chinas", A.S.]

41.- Ouyang Shi, “Friendship is a two-way street”, China Daily, 02-02-2012

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-02/02/content_14522177.htm

["In this article Beijing based-scholar Ouyang Shi is perhaps expressing some growing concerns in China.", A.S.]

40.- Zhang Zhao and Xi Xiao, “Strong Sino-German ties mark 40th anniversary”, China Daily, 02-02-2012

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/europe/2012-02/02/content_14523078.htm

["Interesting interview. Apropos of it, a short quiz. Which of the EU countries has been called "<<the best friend of China in the EU>> by China's leaders over the last years?", A.S.]

39.- “European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2012″, ECFR, China, 01-02-2012

“Europe faces a structural disadvantage in dealing with China. The EU is divided between member states with different economic interests and decision-making involves various actors such as the European Commission, the European Parliament and the ECB, not to mention new institutions such as the recently created EFSF. China, on the other hand, is still a unitary actor that can mobilise banks, wealth funds, money and diplomacy to pursue its foreign-policy goals.”

http://www.ecfr.eu/scorecard/2012/china

Source: ECFR, Madrid

["Comment of the hour. Score last year: C+. This year: C. We face an urgent challenge", A.S.]

38.-José Ignacio Torreblanca, “Nos vemos en Asia”, El País, 20-01-2012

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/internacional/Nos/vemos/Asia/elpepiopi/20120120elpepiint_9/Tes

["Most of the Ibero-American space is Re-orienting", A.S.]

37.- David Gosset, “China’s New Role in the Making of Europe”, The Huffington Post, 04-01-2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-gosset/chinas-new-role-in-the-ma_b_1183345.html

["Based on this acute perception, rethink the ideas of trans-Eurasian and Asia Pacific links", A.S.]

36.- Angela Merkel: Beziehungen zu Lateinamerika stärken, Grupo de Diarios de América, Budesregieriung, Deutschland, 30-12-2012

http://www.bundesregierung.de/Content/DE/Interview/2011/12/2011-12-30-interview-merkel-lateinamerika.html

["This paragraph is particularly interesting for European, Latin American and Chinese observers and analysts: <<Lateinamerika muss sich in Zukunft stärker als bisher einbringen, wenn es darum geht, nach Lösungen für die globalen Zukunftsfragen zu suchen. Für Deutschland heißt das, dass wir uns noch mehr mit unseren lateinamerikanischen Partnern abstimmen und gemeinsame Initiativen entwickeln. Das schließt die derzeitige Schuldenkrise mit ein>>.", A.S.]

35.- Jiang Shixue, “Will China Save Europe? China is not the answer to Europe’s crisis, neither will turn its back”, Beijing Review, 8-12-2011

["Must read it", A. S.]

34.- Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of China, “Remarks at the International Aghanistan Conference”, Bonn, 06-12-2011

http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx/t884443.htm

["Eurasian news at its best. In case you want to reread this document what you are actually reading is that China wants to play a key role in the future of Afghanistan (in two specific sectors). This impression gets reinforced in the next doc", A.S.:

Zhang Haizhou, "SCO can play 'bigger role' in Afghanistan", China Daily, 06-12-2011

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-12/06/content_14217493.htm

33.- Fu Ying, Vice Foreign Minister  "China-Europe Partnership", Lanting Forum, 02-12-2011

http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx/t883763.htm

[...] “China and the EU will launch the high-level people-to-people exchange and dialogue mechanism next year, which will help plan and advance friendly exchanges between Chinese and Europeans in a wider scope” [...], Fu Ying.

["For obvious reasons Southern Europe should be at the front line of these exchanges", A.S.]

[...] China and Europe are at the far ends of the Eurasia continent, but our shared destiny and future are as solid as the vast landmass that joins us.”, Fu Ying.

["We have not payed enough attention to the landmass as a space in EU-China relations. After all the macrocontinent is rich in ideas, oil, gas, lithium, uranium, rare metals and water, which are elements playing a key role in times of peace and in times of conflict", A.S.]

32.- Remarks by Song He, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China at the Pre-Summit Dinner of the Inaugural Brussels China-Europa Forum,

http://www.chinamission.be/eng/sthd/t882214.htm

31.- Javier Solana/Lluís Bassets, Primaveras, terremotos y crisis, Barcelona, Random House Mondadori (sello Endebate), 17/11/2011

http://endebate.com/titulos/primaveras-terremotos-y-crisis/

On China: <<Los chinos tienen un debate abierto sobre cuál debe ser su papel en las organizaciones multilaterales. En el G-20, por ejemplo, te dicen: no es nuestra casa, y no sabemos todavía cómo comportarnos en esa casa; tenemos un sitio en la mesa, pero no es nuestra mesa. Quizá habría que dar un salto y recrear el orden global con su plena participación como socio fundador. Ahora no lo estamos recreando, que quede claro, estamos abriendo nuestro orden a los que no estuvieron cuando se creó, pero nada más.>>]

30.- Jiang Shixue, “China’s principles in foreign aid”, China.org, 29-11-2011

http://www.china.org.cn/opinion/2011-11/29/content_24030234.htm

["Key selected question of Jiang's article to start a debate: <<What is definition of a "good global citizen?">>", A. S.]

29.-徐小杰 (Xu Xiaojie), 石油啊,石油全球油气竞赛和中国的选择. Energy Black Swan. Global Games and Chinese Options, 北京,中国社会科学出版社,2011

Introduction:

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_593829b00100vsir.html

崛起中的中国将如何参与全球油气竞赛,能否和如何与世界和平共处?

["For years we have been thinking about this single and two-fold question. And also, another important issue to consider in the book: unconventional gas", A. S.]

28.- Thomas Darnstaedt, Christoph Schult, Helene Zuber, “In Search of a United Europe. The Great Leap Forward”, Spiegel Online, 24-11-2011

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,799292,00.html

[ [...] The most urgent thing, says Solana, is to create a “European public sphere.”

[...] The citizens, says Solana, must “go along with us.” To ensure that they accept the great leap forward, political leaders must convince their nations.]

27.- Wolfgang Ischinger, “Europa muss mehr Präsenz im asiatischen Raum zeigen“. Vorsitzender der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz kritisiert fehlendes politisches Engagement. Ischinger im Gespräch mit André Hatting, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Beijing, 21-11-2011

http://www.dradio.de/dkultur/sendungen/interview/1609029

“Europa müsse die Beziehungen zu den asiatischen Staaten zu einem Schwerpunkt der europäischen Außenpolitik machen”, Wolfgang Ischinger.

["Under the current crisis in the EU zone (or Eurozone) the simple question here is how and when", A. S.]

26.- Jiang Shixue,Power Point Presentation: The Taiwan Issue and Its Implications for China-Latin American Relations, CASS, Beijing, 2nd week of November 2011

Presentation given to a Caribbean delegation visiting the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing during the second week of November, 2011.

["Think about the implications of this issue for Asia, Latin America and Europe in the context of APEC and East Asia summits held in the last days in the Asia Pacific Rim space", A.S.]

25.- Jiang Shixue, “Bumpy Road Still Lies Ahead”, China Daily, 02-11-2011

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2011-11/02/content_14020103.htm

24.- Stefan Lehne, “The Ambition Deficit: Why the EU Still Punches Below its Weight”, Commentary, Carnegie Europe, 26-10-2011

http://carnegieeurope.eu/publications/?fa=45811

23.- Valéry Giscard d’Estaing on the crisis and China, Le Monde, 26-10-2011

http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2011/10/26/pour-valery-giscard-d-estaing-on-exagere-la-gravite-de-la-crise-europeenne_1594247_823448.html

“Tout le monde est là à paniquer mais le PIB de l’Europe est trois fois celui de la Chine. Et l’on se conduit comme si nous n’étions rien, insignifiants, désordonnés, incapables de créer et de produire [...], Valéry Giscard d´Estaing.

22.- François Godement et al., The New Great Game in Central Asia, European Council on Foreign Relations, September, 2011

http://www.ecfr.eu/page/-/China%20Analysis_The%20new%20Great%20Game%20in%20Central%20Asia_September2011.pdf

“The second reason to watch Chinese policy in Central Asia is strategic: the region is almost a laboratory for Chinese foreign policy”, Godement et al.

["I would dispute that. This is not the distinctive reason to focus on Central Asia from our EU perspective", A.S.]

21.-Deputy director Jiang Shixue’s response to Francois Godement and Jonas Parello-Plesner with Alice Richard, The Scramble for Europe, ECFR, London, July 2011.

a.- 江时学:影响中欧关系的又一杂音, 中国社会科学院欧洲研究所, 北京, 29-06-2011

http://ies.cass.cn/Article/cbw/qt/201106/4036.asp

b.- Francois Godement et al., The Scramble for Europe, ECFR, London, July 2011.

http://www.ecfr.eu/content/entry/advisory_the_scramble_for_europe

20.- Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences/中国社会科学院欧洲研究所, “本网专访中联部西欧局局长王华”, 2011-10-11 ["Better this version than the one published in English", A.S.].

http://ies.cass.cn/Article/xshd/xzzf/bwzf/201110/4212.asp

19.- ["Proposals to be also analyzed by Chinese observers" A.S.]:

George Soros, “My seven-point plan to save the eurozone”, source, Financial Times via George Soros com, 25-10-2011:

“My seven-point plan to save the eurozone

http://blogs.ft.com/the-a-list/2011/10/24/my-seven-point-plan-to-save-the-eurozone/?Authorised=false#axzz1bsxeoNRt

18.- Very concerned Europeans with global perspective, “An Open Letter from Concerned Europeans to Eurozone Leaders”, 12-10-2011.

["Obviously the Eurozone concern is closely monitored in the main cities of China", A. S.]

http://www.appealforeurope.org

17. b- Feng Shaolei, “We – China and Russia – have some common history which means we can more easily understand each other. Also, both China and Russia are in the course of modernization and economic and political reform, so in many things we can understand each other,” Professor Feng Shaolei, Director of the Center for Russian Studies at the East China Normal University. Quoted at the bottom of the webpage by Russian TV, 11-10-2011.

17. a- Augusto Soto, “Russia and China value bilateral relations too much to risk jeopardizing them, but too few in the West comprehend that reality”, argued Augusto Soto, a professor at the Esade business and management school in Barcelona. “We do not need to be afraid of the threat coming from the East,” he said. “When they talk in the European Union… about the threat from China and Russia – I do not believe that.”

[In the context of Putin's visit to China. "Russia-China relations should be analyzed by what they are and at the same time considering EU-Russia and EU-China relations" A.S.]

VIDEO => http://rt.com/news/china-putin-visit-partnership-523

["See a brief interview with Augusto Soto in the 3rd RT video at the bottom of this previous link", A. S.].

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Staccato => Cfr. views nº 14 & 16. View nº 14: “乔布斯走了,谁又来开启一个新的时代?这个谁,是美国人还是中国人”; & View nº 16: “[...] будучи идеальными исполнителями, они довольно редко сами задают тренды [...] не так уж часто экспортируют собственные прорывные технологии.”

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16.- Александр Осин, Роман Антоновский и Николай Солабуто о том, как Китай поможет нам в деле модернизации, «Россия станет для Китая крупнейшим „рынком мозгов“», Аргументы и Факты, 12-10-2011. In the context of China-Russia relations during Putin’s visit to China (October 11-12, 2011)

http://www.aif.ru/money/opinions/1750

 15.- Andrew Moody. On Edward Tse, “The China strategist”, China Daily Europe Edition, 07-10-2011. <<I tend to spend two-thirds of the weekend in Hong Kong and one-third in Shanghai. My daughter lives in Shanghai and my wife in Hong Kong.>>, Edward Tse. ["To think on the importance of Hong Kong", A.S.]

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2011-10/07/content_13843317.htm

14.- 陈家兴, “人民网评:乔布斯改变世界的传奇密码何在”, 人民网, 08/10/2011.

“乔布斯走了,生活还将继续,世界依旧前行。那么,谁又来开启一个新的时代?这个谁,是美国人还是中国人.”

http://opinion.people.com.cn/GB/15826584.html

13.- Zhang Xi. On Huang Nubo, “Waiting for the big thaw”, China Daily Europe Edition, 30-09-2011.

[<<Huang Nubo says that his company buys land in different countries mainly for the purpose of risk diversification>>, A.S.]

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2011-09/30/content_13825724.htm

12.- CCTV interview with Kishore Mahbubani, Dialogue 11/09/27 Mad world and lies, 27-09-2011

http://english.cntv.cn/program/dialogue/20110927/118126.shtml

11.- Wu Jiangang, “Helping Europe: Proceed with caution”, China Daily European Weekly, 23-09-2011

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2011-09/23/content_13778607.htm

10.- Wen Jiabao, Chinese Premier, delivers a speech at 2011 Summer Davos, Dalian, 14-09-2011

http://english.cntv.cn/program/newsupdate/20110914/106080.shtml

9.- Professors Zhu & Quelch, “The Power of One”, China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, 09-09-2011.

http://www.ceibs.edu/media/archive/66076.shtml

["In his keynote speech on the “Power of One”, Prof. Zhu first illustrated the same connotation of the two Chinese characters (“合” and “和”) and elaborated on the conception of “harmony”, A.S]

8.- “La política como un arte: un encuentro con Javier Solana y Enrique Iglesias, dos hombres de mundo”, La Nación, 05-09-2011.

[<<Aparece China. Solana se estremece de curiosidad. "Tal vez en América Latina está el gozne de esa integración entre Asia y Occidente [.]>>

http://www.esadegeo.com/opinion-articles/index/page1/3

7.- Joschka Fischer, “Europa – die Krise erreicht seine Fundamente”, Project Syndicate, 30-08-2011

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/fischer65/German

6.- Glenn Kessler, “Huntsman’s proposal for a ‘strategic dialogue’ with China”, The Washington Post, 24-08-2011.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/huntsmans-proposal-for-a-strategic-dialogue-with-china/2011/08/23/gIQAeoqdZJ_blog.html

5.- Eric X. Li, “Counterpoint: Debunking Myths About China”, The New York Times, 18-08-2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/opinion/19iht-edli19.html

4.- Helmut Schmidt: “Europa soll sich nicht aufspielen. Der Westen darf sich nicht als Mentor der Chinesen gerieren”, Neuer Osten – Neue Märkte. Europa und Asien auf dem Weg zur neuen Weltordnung, Allianz Forum,  Berlin, 17-06-2011.

http://www.euractiv.de/342/artikel/helmut-schmidt-europa-soll-sich-nicht-aufspielen-004976

3.- Fu Ying, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. Exclusive interview with Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency), Sofia, 21-03-2011

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=126501

2.- Romano Prodi, “Il futuro degli scambi Italia – Cina passa da Wenzhou”, Il Messaggero, 20-03-2011

http://www.romanoprodi.it/articoli/italia/il-futuro-degli-scambi-italia-cina-passa-da-wenzhou_2745.html

1.- Ein Gespräch mit Pekings Vize-Außenministerin Fu Ying. »Immer noch ein Tropfen Essig!«. “Madame Fu Ying, wenn Sie nach Europa kommen, besuchen Sie dann einen Kontinent der Zukunft oder der Vergangenheit?…”, Die Zeit, 30-07-2010

http://www.zeit.de/2010/31/Interview-Fu-Ying