The center’s local advisory council holds its second session
On September 30, 2020, the local advisory council at the UP Center for China and Asia–Pacific Studies successfully held its second virtual session. The event was attended by Ambassador (retired) Juan Carlos Capuñay, ex-ambassador of Peru to China, Japan, and other Asian countries; Ms. Tao Fenghua, general manager of ICBC Peru Bank, representing the Association of Chinese Companies in Peru; Mr. José Tam, president of the Peruvian–Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CAPECHI); Ms. Yolanda Torriani, past president and member of the board of directors of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL); Professor Gustavo Yamada, director of the UP Research Center (CIUP); Professor Arlette Beltrán, vice-rector of research at the UP; and Dr. Rosario Santa Gadea, director of the Center for China and Asia–Pacific Studies. During the session, ideas were shared about how to strengthen the center through its relationships with Chinese companies in Peru, cooperation on digital transformation, international arbitration in China, and technological innovation, among other aspects. Initiatives for academic improvement and teaching were also explored. This is a very important year for Peru’s relationship with China given the completion of China’s thirteenth five-year plan, the 250th anniversary of the independence of Peru, the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of China, and the 50th anniversary of the commencement of Peruvian–Chinese relations. All the while, China’s increasing investment in infrastructure, mining, energy, information technology, finance, and trade is opening new opportunities for research and development.