Dialogue with China Project, ESCADE Ramon Llull University

2019-10-08 16:37
Dialogue with China Project, ESCADE Ramon Llull University

Dialogue with China Project: www.dialoguewithchina.eu

Augusto Soto (苏傲古) www.augustosoto.eu leads the Dialogue with China Project, an independent electronic platform based in Barcelona, Spain, with national and intercontinental reach through social networks, mass media, civil society and academic circles. Its aim is to discuss current intercultural and international issues as well as promoting communication and networking, publishing and educational projects for a better understanding and interaction with China. 

Dialogue with China Project was born under the aegis of The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Experts whose spirit is to provide reactions and accurate analysis to journalists worldwide on complex political, social, cultural, cross-cultural issues and crises including Eurasia and Asia Pacific.

Currently Dialogue with China Project concentrates on national and international efforts aimed at communicating directly with local and foreign publics to establish a dialogue designed to inform about the possibilities of the new multilateral order, including EU-China ties and the Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR).

On EU-China ties and the Belt and Road Initiative, Dialogue with China Project has contributed and established networks with various institutions in Europe, China and beyond, including El País newspaper (Madrid)-China Toady/China Hoy (Beijing), Spanish National Radio, The Global Square Magazine (Madrid), Confucius Institute (Zaragoza), Casa Asia (Barcelona), Cátedra China (Madrid), China Radio International (CRI), Shanghai University, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), Xinhua News Agency, China Daily, People’s Daily, El Mercurio, Russian TV, Radio Sputnik, Grupo de Diarios América, Radio France International, Global Asia, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (Berlin), Strategic Culture Foundation (Moscow).

In addition, Dialogue with China Project is in contact with prominent academics, analysts and diplomatic leaders, civil society members, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and journalists and media commentators from Spain, Europe, China and Latin America.

Dialogue with China Project mainly communicates in Spanish and English and on its platform also includes other European languages as well as Chinese.

Augusto Soto (苏傲古) www.augustosoto.eu

Augusto Soto is Director of Dialogue with China Project (Barcelona, Spain) and member of United Nations Global Experts (New York). He has authored countless articles and analyses on China, the Asia Pacific and Eurasia regions in specialized magazines and books published in three continents and currently represents China Hoy/China Today magazine in Spain. Currently Soto is member of the Elcano Royal Institute China Working Group and Cátedra China (Madrid) and contributes to Global Square Magazine (Madrid).

During decades Soto has been lecturing at various universities and think tanks in Spain, including CIDOB, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Barcelona), Open University of Catalonia, Program of High University Studies (IAEU), including the International Relations Institute of the University of Chile. He regularly lectures at ESADE Business School (Barcelona).

Augusto Soto graduated from the Catholic University of Valparaiso and completed the PhD programme courses at UAB-UPF, Barcelona. He studied Chinese at the Beijing Language Institute and Chinese Contemporary History at Beijing University during the latter half of the 1980s. In those years he worked as a Chinese-Spanish translator and reporter for the Spanish News Agency EFE in Beijing. Mr. Soto has carried out research on China at Beijing University, University of California, University of Hong Kong, Chengchi University, University of Heidelberg. Soto has offered keynote speeches, courses and seminars at international institutions, including CEIBS (Shanghai), UNESCO headquarters (Paris), the Diplomatic Academy of Kazakhstan (Almaty and Astana), IESE (Barcelona), the Elcano Royal Institute (Madrid), The Foreign Affairs Office Compilation & Translation Bureau under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (Beijing), Kobe University (Kobe), East West Institute (Washington).



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