Augusto Soto near China, between Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) participating as a EU expert in the “Support to the Academy of Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan” EU TACIS Project, May 2000.
“Being there, beyond the clouds”. Photographing some of China’s tallest buildings headed by 上海中心, right (632 meters high) during 改革&开放’s 40th anniversary (personal homage), Pudong, China Europe International Business School district, December 2018.
CCTV China. 两会 days: “Spanish China expert and Uganda’s Foreign Affairs high official on China’s succesfull fight against Covid-19, intercontinental health support and Beijing’s multilateralism.” Beijing/Barcelona/Kampala. Footnote: partly filmed at a square of key significance in modern globalization, Barcelona, March 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CR6rMMLapU
2nd Global Health Industry Cooperation Conference（GHICC 2021) & China-CEEC Summit for Healthcare Industry Cooperation in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province (simultaneously online), June 2021.
Augusto Soto, “EU views on the current world economic and political situation: Trust and Action”, Communications University (Beijing) and Economic and Law University (Zhengzhou). The lectures were part of a series of lectures at prestigious Chinese Universities brilliantly organized by Asia Waypoint, a communications agency in Beijing, on behalf of the EU Delegation in Beijing in July 2019.
With authorities of Communications University (Beijing). Event organized by Asia Waypoint, a communications agency in Beijing, on behalf of the EU Delegation in China. Conference: “EU views on the current world economic and political situation: Trust and Action”. Beijing, July 2019.
“Europe-China Dialogue: making sense of an age of uncertainty II”, Friends of Europe, Brussels plus participants from around the world, December 2020.
With Professor Zhang Weiwei (former interpreter of Deng Xiaoping 邓小平). Context: global delegation visiting and exchanging views with vicepresident Li Yuanchao. “The Party and the World Dialogue 2014″. Beijing, Great Hall of the People (人民大会堂), Western edge of Tiananmen Square, September 2014. Meeting à huis clos.
Augusto Soto greeting former Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao at the Great Hall of the People as EU member of the “Joint Delegation of Foreign Political Parties & Media” Program, Beijing, May 2013.
On the left, as EU member in the “Joint Delegation of Foreign Political Parties & Media” Program, received by former Vice President Li Yuanchao and Vice-Minister Ai Ping (Deputy Head of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party) at the Great Hall of the People (Western edge of Tiananmen Square). Also hosting, Mrs. Sun Haiyan, Director General of the Information Office of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, Beijing, May 2013
一带一路 times. Duisburg. Field study visit. August 2020. Becoming familiar from various angles with routes and container cargo reaching China and Europe via Duisburg, Madrid, London and Milan. The number of Europe-bound freight trains departing from Yiwu reached 529 this year as of early September, surpassing the total number of last year, according to the train operator.
Beijing, 24/26-04-2019. In the context of the Belt and Road II World Forum (“First Belt and Road Think Tanks Studies Network”). Augusto Soto participates as Dialogue with China Project’s director and as Spain’s only delegate. An important challenge: to explore all possible synergies between http://www.brsn.net/English/index.html & https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/50699/connecting-europe-asia-eu-strategy_en
“Public Health: A New Priority of Global Governance.” Global Think Tanks Online Forum on International Cooperation to Combat Covid-19, June, 2020. Organized by the Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies, Beijing. Participants from China, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Costa Rica, Portugal, Chile, Cuba, U.S., South Africa, Senegal, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Georgia, Brazil, Myanmar, Singapore.
José Vicente Bernabeu, journalist, France Presse agency; Pierre-Philippe Berson, journalist, Society magazine, former corrspondent in China; Augusto Soto, synologist, Dialogue with China Project’s director; Xavier Vilà, Radio France Internationale’s correspondent in Washington. Program: << [Edición especial] La guerra por el “relato” del Coronavirus enfrenta a China y EE.UU>>. Radio France Internationale, Paris, Barcelona, Washington, May 2020.
Farewell with 褚观想 先生, unforgettable friend from Wuhan in Chile and China’s cultural Cicerone. Cap Ducal, Grand Valparaíso-Viña del Mar Bay, September 1986. 24 hours before flying to Beijing for the first time.
Participating in the “Europe-China Policy & Practice Roundtable”. Friends of Europe, Brussels, November 2019.
Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), Berlin, Summer 2019.
“How to promote Chinese-Spanish commercial and investment cooperation within the “Belt & Road Initiative”. Introducing the “China Zhejiang-Spain Economic and Trade Conference & Business Forum”. Hilton Hotel. Barcelona, November 2019.
Discussing “City Image Building Under the Belt and Road Initiative (一带一路)”, Zhuhai, October 2019.
Lecturing on Eurasia, “One Asia Program”. Alfonso X El Sabio University, Madrid, October 2019.
In the middle back row with red tie at the “First China Europe Pudong Forum”, China Europe International Business School (Academia Sinica Europaea). Also in the group, Professors Liu Ji, honorary president, Dean Alfredo Pastor, David Gosset (organizer), Pan Guang (Member of the UNAOC High Level Group), Feng Shaolei, Markku Heiskannen, Josep Olives, Guy Olivier Faure, José Zorrilla (General Consul of Spain in Shanghai) et al. Soto presented “Ideas for Improving Eurasian Institutional and Intercultural Exchange”, Shanghai, June 2004.
“人类命运共同体与中国-拉美国家关系国际研讨会”, 上海大学, Shanghai, September 2018. Participants from China, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Jamaica, Mexico, Spain, Australia, US.
Trialogue with CGTN’s “World Insight” Moderator, Ms. Tian Wei, and Prof. Cui Hongjian, on Xi Jinping’s State visit to Spain, 27/29-11-2018. https://youtu.be/tOwvWercE2o
Celebrating the Yiwu-Madrid (义新欧) train fourth anniversary with Zhejiang International University Studies students at the railroad museum, Madrid, November 2018.
Conferring with Chinese ambassador to Madrid, Lyu Fan (former ambassador to Santiago) in the context of President Xi’s visit to Spain. Madrid, November 2018.
Exchanging views with China International Publishing Group’s Vice President, Lu Cairong, following a colloquium on China’s administration. In the context of Xi Jinping’s visit to Spain, Madrid, November 2018.
Deutsch-Russisches Forum, “Verständigung in Europa: Was kann der deutsch-russische Bürgerdialog bewirken?” Key actors from German and Russian civil societies examining ties & exchanging ideas. In one panel the Forum is defined as a milestone in current dialogues within Eurasia (from Lisbon to Vladivostok). Thus, we feel like at home. In 一带 一路 times. Berlin, October 2018.
Conference: “China’s growing influence in Iberoamerica”. Jorge Sicilia, Mario Esteban & Augusto Soto as speakers. Moderated by ambassador Carmen Moreno (Casa Asia’s adjunct director), Casa de América, Madrid, July 2018.
On the right. “Capacity-building for infrastructure development in emerging economies” – T20 (G20) Argentina associated event”. Participating as speaker in a roundtable with distinguished speakers from around the world.He discusses China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), Berlin, May 2018.
A BRICS inspired event. With Clodoaldo Hugueney (Ambassador of Brazil to China), Zhu Bangzao (Ambassador of China to Spain), Pedro Sebastián de Erice (F. Ambassador of Spain to China), Enrique Iglesias (General Secretary of the Iberoamerican General Secretariat), “El momento actual de China y las relaciones con Brasil, América Latina y el Caribe”, Madrid, March 2012.
Celebrating Chinese New Year, EU-China educational exchange context, Berlin, January 2017.
With Prof. Tong Shijun, Vice President of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Soto presented “Dialogue as a key factor in a 21st Century Silk Road”, UNESCO, Paris, June 2011.
Received by Vice-Minister Zhang Fuhai, director of China International Publishing Group (CIPG), at historic and magnificent Diaoyutai State Guesthouse (钓鱼台国宾馆), Beijing, March 2017 http://www.chinadyt.com/cn/index.html
Conferring with China Hoy (今日中国)’s director Hu Baomin, and distinguished staff at CIPG’s headquarter, Beijing, March 2017.
中国道路欧洲论坛 (西班牙会场) . ” 五大发展理念”与中国道路. Chinese guests including authorities and scholars from 中国社会科学院、《人民日报》社理论部、北京大学、清华大学、中国人民大学、兰州大学、吉林大学、东北师范大. Asia House, Barcelona, October 2016. EU-China conferences including France (Paris), Spain (Barcelona) and Italy (Rome)
In the middle in the four continents family photo with Vice President Li Yuanchao and Vice Minister Ai Ping at the 人民大会堂，Beijing. The “Joint Delegation of Foreign Political Parties & Media” Program included Beijing, Jinan, Taian, Qufu, Qingdao, May 2013.
Translating from Spanish into Chinese with the key contribution of Professor Wang Huaizu (former interpreter and translator of Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai, et al.). China Express and Asia-Latin America editing office, China Watch, Barcelona, June 1996.
Family photo after reporting in Hebei province. Team members: Diego Mazzoccone (CLEPEC’s Director), Liu Na (China Radio International Spanish Department Deputy Director), Wandai (China Radio International Spanish Department’s reporter & photographer), Augusto Soto (Director, Dialogue with China Project). Beijing, March 2017.
Photographing a giant Chinese panda symbol of good will, Prague, August 2018
Playing a role in a Chinese documentary aimed at promoting the imperial summer city of Chengde (承德) abroad, Hebei province, August 1987.
Paying humble homage to master Yang Luchan, founder of Taijiquan’s 杨 style, Yongnian, Hebei province, March 2017.
David Shambaugh, Augusto Soto, Pierre Defraigne, Séan Golden, Mohamed Mounir Zahran, Muhammad Zamir, Eugenio Bregolat, attending “The Party and the World Dialogue 2014″, Beijing, September 2014
Back from street reporting and against the clock reviewing telex with a fellow member at the Spanish News Agency Efe, Beijing, June 1989.
With distinguished Chinese VIPs headed by senior diplomat Huang Yazhong conferring in a very friendly atmosphere. Also in the photo, Pedro Solbes, president of the Spain China Forum and former European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Commission. Global Asia Prices, Madrid, Autumn, 2013.
Photographing Zhou Enlai’s (周恩来) car. Shanghai, January 2016.
Augusto Soto 苏傲古 and Yu Lan 星海 (Dashan’s early career adviser) exchanging twitter greetings with Dashan 大山, former Beijing University fellow and China’s most famous foreigner. October 2014.
Learning from China’s classical past in Zhouzhuang, November, 2016.
Taking notes and writing poetry between Beijing and Berlin via Mongolia by Trans-Siberian during the months that shook Eurasia, Moscow, August 1989.
With high authorities of Gabriela Mistral University and Prof. Manfred Wilhelmy (Executive Director of the Chile Pacific Foundation), Kamelia Emilova (General Manager at CHICIT´s Business Excellence and Development Center). Soto gave a lecture on China’s soft power, Santiago, Chile, January 2010.
With Cui Shaopeng, Secretary-General of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China. Soto and Cui co-chaired “China and the Communist Party of China after the 18th Party Congress” at the Cultural Center of China in Madrid (马德里中国文化中心). The Spanish-China meeting à huis clos took place in the spirit of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Spain and China. Madrid, July 2013.
With Prof. Emilio Lamo de Espinosa (Elcano Royal Institute’s president) and Prof. Rafael Domínguez, “España ante la relación China-Iberoamérica”, Menéndez Pelayo International University, Santander, July 2010.
Giving an interview on China via ESADE, Barcelona, September 2013
Participating in the Fourth World Socialism Forum, organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS). Participating countries: China, USA, Russia, Spain, Vietnam, France, Belarus, Greece, Great Britain, Bulgaria, India, Italy, Portugal, Australia, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, North Korea. CASS, Beijing, October 2013.
With Prof. Wang Changjiang, Director, Center of Comparative Study on Political Party Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party of China, Beijing, May 2013.
On the right with the authorities of the Diplomatic Academy of Kazakhstan headed by Prof. Mirzatay Zholdasbekov and deputy director Roza Unaybayeva. Also in the photo, Spanish Ambassador Raimundo Bassols and Antonio Bonet, director ACE. TACIS Project (EU team), Almaty, January 1999.
On Russian TV commenting from Barcelona on the 2011 China-Russia summit in Beijing, October 2011.
On Russian TV commenting from Barcelona on the 2013 China-US summit in California, June 2013.
With Prof. Jiang Shixue, Deputy Director of the Institute of European Studies (former Deputy Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies) at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, January 2007.
Attending the “International Academic Seminar on World Socialist Construction (Zhuzhou Summit)”, jointly sponsored by the Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Hunan Provincial Academy of Social Sciences, and the CPC Zhuzhou Municipal Committee. Participating countries: China, Spain, USA, Russia, Great Britain, Vietnam, Cuba, Portugal. Among the VIP hosting the Seminar, on the first row, Wang Liqiang, Deputy Director of the World Socialism Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Zhu Youzhi, Prof. of the Hunan Academy of Social Sciences. Zhuzhou, November 2013.
Traveling on a special day in China’s hinterland, Shanxi province, December 2006.
On the left with high authorities headed by Professor Yi Junqing (vice-ministerial rank) at the CCTB under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Soto is participating in the “China Latin America Exchange Program for Political Party Members and Academics”, including Beijing, Tianjin, Xian, Shanghai. Beijing, June 2012.
With Shao Huixiang, Deputy Director General of the Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, Shanghai, June 2012.
With Yuen Pao Woo (President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada), David Mann (Head of Regional Research, Asia, Standard Chartered Bank) & Francisco Silva (President of ICARE), “Asia, el nuevo referente mundial”, ICARE, Santiago, Chile, August 2012.
With Prof. Hanno Schaumburg (Hamburg University of Technology), rector Gennady Nikolayevich Gamarnik and authorities of the East Kazakhstan Technical University (EU-Kazakh team), EU funded project. Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semipalatinsk, September 2001.
Attending Elcano Royal Institute Energy Group quarterly meeting. Antonio Llardéns, president of Enagas, delivering a speech pointing at a slide (by chance overlapping with A.S.’s forehead). Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid, February 2014.
On China, Spanish Radio and Television (La 2), Barcelona, January 2014.
With Chinese Friendly network members exchanging on China-Spain tourism presided by Kurt Grötsch at the Chinese Friendly Annual Convention, Alfredo Melgar-Villamonte Gallery, Madrid, July 2013.
Exchanging views with the audience at the Spain-China Investment Roadmap Study presentation organized by Barcelona Fang, IESE and Horizon at IESE, Barcelona, June 2013.
With Ambassador Wang Chengjia and Jorge Schaerer (former UN advisor) at the “China: el desafío de la negociación” seminar given by Soto, Chile Pacific Foundation, Santiago, Chile, April 1998.
As EU guest with Tonia Luo and Qin Liwen brainstorming on “Future ways for the Olive Branch Exchange Program”. Context: 40th anniversary of China-Greek relations and launching of the “Olive Branch Exchange China-Greece Program”, Beijing, April 2011.
Rushing to talk to overseas Chinese in Chinatown, San Francisco (旧金山), February 1998.
Receiving a symbolic gift after giving a speech on China at the Club of Marketing of Barcelona, Winter 1994.