International Action, Programs & Projects
A brief selection
As EU and Ibero-American citizen and scholar Augusto Soto is leading the Dialogue with China Project. It is a long-term process based on knowledge and networking for a better understanding and interaction with China. The initiative is made possible thanks to EU, Chinese, APEC and BRICS synergies, March 2011-on.
29.- Beijing-Barcelona. China Hoy/China Today magazine – Dialogue with China Project.
.- Adviser, writer and China Hoy representative in Spain (2017 – Underway)
.- 2020 Covid-19 Communicational Initiatives – Underway.
.- Liaison, China Hoy/China Today & El País. Beijing-Madrid editorial partnership (October 2017 – April 2020)
28.- Barcelona. ESADE Business School. Prof.-lecturer (1999- Underway). Specific course: «The Emergence of China in the XXI Century», 2008- Underway.
27.- Beijing, Zhengzhou, 02-07-2019 & 08-07-2019. Communications University (Beijing) and Economic and Law University (Zhengzhou). Augusto Soto gives two lectures on “EU views on the current world economic and political situation: Trust and Action”. Series of lectures at prestigious Chinese Universities brillantly organised by Asia Waypoint, a communications agency in Beijing, on behalf of the EU Delegation in Beijing in July 2019” =>
26.- Support to the Young Refugee Center in Munich, Germany, Spring-Autumn 2016. Reception of refugees from Eurasia, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Syria plus African countries.
25.- Moscow-Barcelona, Strategic Culture Foundation (Фонд Стратегической Культуры), 2015 – 2016
24.- Madrid. 知华讲堂, March 2014 – 2015
23.- New York/Barcelona/Madrid. EU-US-China’s WLG investment initiatives, November 2014-January 2015.
22.- Beijing, Jinan, Qufu, Qingdao, 03/09-09-2014. Invited to participate in «The Party and the World Dialogue 2014». First-ever global program sponsored by the China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS) and the China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD). Augusto Soto represents Dialogue with China Project www.dialoguewithchina.eu
[«See Notice on Press Coverage for The Party and the World Dialogue 2014. See Appendix, click on List of Participants: http://ipc.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/hdtz/t1185275.htm , A.S.]
a.- Zhuzhou, November 02-04/11-2013. Invited to participate in the Zhuzhou Summit. International Academic Seminar on World Socialist Construction. Organized by the Zhuzhou Municipal Academy of Social Sciences, CPC Changsha County Committee. The invitation also included Shaoshan.
b.- Beijing, October 30-31, 2013. Invited to participate in The Fourth World Socialism Forum. Co-organized by the World Socialism Research Center, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and the Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS), International Department of the Chinese Communist Party.
Participating countries: China, US, Russia, Spain, Greece, Belarus, Great Britain, India, Italy, Australia, Colombia, Cuba, France, Egypt, North Korea, Vietnam, Portugal.
Augusto Soto represents Dialogue with China www.dialoguewithchina.eu
20.- Beijing and Shandong cities (Jinan, Taian, Qufu, Qingdao). Invited by the International Department under the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party of China (IDCCCPC), May 2013. «Joint Delegation of Political Parties & Media». First-ever global program organized by the IDCCCPC. Participating countries: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Romania, Saint Lucia, Senegal, Seychelles, Spain, Sri Lanka. Soto represents Spain-EU.
Photo: Peak moment of the program. The delegation meeting Vice President of China, Li Yuanchao, at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, 23-05-2013:
19.- Lychee Consulting Project, 2012-2013
18.- Beijing, Tianjin, Xian, Shanghai, Beijing. Invited by the CCTB and the ILD under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC). First-ever “China Latin America Exchange Program for Political Party Members and Academics”, June 2012.
17.- In his 中国通 capacity Augusto Soto contributed as academic contributor to ESADEGeo’s initial phase led by Javier Solana (former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy). EU-China related events and China related articles, 2011-2012.
16.- Barcelona-Biskek (virtual tie). Project, “Support for the Implementation of the PCA between the EU and the Kyrghyz Republic, Phase 2″. Soto participates in the inception phase of Component 4 via Altair Asesores. Main task: drafting a model of participation for Kyrghyz civil society. Via Altair Asesores. September 2004.
15.- Barcelona. Co-organizer of the 2nd EU-Korea Conference, Barcelona, 2003, April-June. Foundation UAB-Kyonggi Cultural Foundation.
14.- Barcelona. Co-organizer of the 1st EU-Korea Conference, Suwon, 2002, April-September, Foundation UAB-Kyonggi Cultural Foundation.
13.- Barcelona. Designer of an Observatory on Central Asia and Eurasian affairs for Spain, 2001. The project was yearly submitted by Soto to Spanish policy-makers and diplomats in Barcelona between 2003 and 2007 (September). The concept included Central Asia and EU academic, civil society and diplomatic networks.
12.- Kazakhstan, Almaty, 2001 and 2002. Ust-Kamenogorsk, Semipalatinsk. “Consortium of Technical Universities EU-Kazakhstan“ TEMPUS-TACIS Project. University of Hamburg/Autonomous University of Barcelona/University of Joensuu/Kazakh National Technical University. Consultant a) Coordination and Dissemination issues. b) Soto, representing Spain, chairs a workshop on International Relations EU-Kazakhstan.
11.- Kazakhstan, Astana, January 2001. TACIS Project, «Support to the Academy of Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan». Representing Spain. Lecturer and moderator at the International Conference, “Security, Diplomacy and International Law”. Includes interaction with delegates from Russia, Central Asia and the EU.
10.- Kazakhstan, Almaty, March-May, 2000 a) ACE-Spain. b) Clingendael-Holland. c) Andersen-Denmark. «Support to the Academy of Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan». TACIS Project. Representing Spain. Lecturer and liaison. Lecturer on International Relations and Economics, and Spanish-Kazakh liaison at the Academy of Diplomacy of Kazakhstan
9.- Kazakhstan, Almaty, 1999, January-February. a) ACE-Spain. b) Clingendael-Holland. c) Andersen-Denmark. «Support to the Academy of Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan». TACIS Project. Representing Spain. Lecturer and liaison. Lecturer on International Relations and Economics, and Spanish-Kazakh liaison at the Academy of Diplomacy of Kazakhstan.
8.- Chile, Santiago, 1999. «Nuevas perspectivas de las relaciones de la República Popular China con América Latina y Chile». Chilean project. Carried out at the International Relations Institute, University of Chile. Lecturer on contemporary China.
7.- United States, California, San Diego 1998, February-March. Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies. “Latin America and the Pacific Rim» Programme. Representing Chile. Activities include: a) Participation in a comprehensive Asia Pacific Program including workshops on Asia-Latin American relations. b) Discussions and recommendations to improve Chinese-Chilean relations.
6.- Barcelona, 1995-1997. Editor of China Express, monthly bulletin on Chinese politics, society and international affairs. Distributed in Spain and Latin American countries.
5.- Santiago de Chile-Barcelona, 1994-1997. Editor of Asia-América Latina, quarterly bulletin published in Spanish, English and Chinese.
4.- Chinese Taipei, Taipei, 1993, July. National Chengchi University. Seminar on China Studies.
3.- People’s Republic of China, Beijing, 1987-1990. Spanish News Agency Efe (Freelance reporter).
2.- People’s Republic of China, Beijing, 1988-1990. Beijing University, History Department. Chinese Language and Contemporary History Program.
1.- People’s Republic of China, Beijing, 1986-1988. Beijing Language Institute (Beijing Language and Culture University). Chinese Language Program.