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ASEAN, India highlight strategic convergence in commemorative forum

The academe, members of the diplomatic corps, and representatives from the Philippine government gathered at the ASEAN-India Forum to discuss the relations between the strategic partners and explore ideas on how to strengthen their cooperation.

ASEAN India tradeconnectivity panel

APPFI Vice President Dr. Antoinette Raquiza chairs the panel discussion on ASEAN-India trade and connectivity.

Tags: India-ASEAN Relations

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Human at the core: The story of my month-long stay in China

“China is the future”

I’ve heard of this phrase several times already and chances are you have too. With China’s economic growth and influence placing it on various daily news media platforms all over the globe, this phrase doesn’t sound like a far-fetched prophecy anymore. And yet, in the Philippines, we really don’t know much about China beyond the media portrayals. Perhaps it is time to delve deeper.

I recently went to China for a program called the Visiting Program for Young Sinologists organized by China's Ministry of Culture last September. The program gathers different scholars from all around the world who study and conduct research on different aspects of China, to provide support especially for young scholars and to further immerse them in modern Chinese culture.

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Track Two Observer Network: platform for information-sharing among analysts

Last October 20, the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation Inc. (APPFI) held its first Track Two Observer (TTO) Discussion Forum at the Max’s Restaurant, Quezon City Circle with Rear Admiral Rommel Ong from the Philippine Navy as the guest speaker for the afternoon.

TTO is an APPFI initiative which aims to create an information sharing platform  on Track Two activities relating to Philippine foreign relations and regional trends and developments of concern to the Philippines. It has two components – an online database and a discussion forum, both focusing on exchanges by Filipino analysts, scholars, and experts with foreign counterparts.

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APPFI President Attends Workshop on Hedging Strategies, Discusses Trump, China And Asia At London School Of Economics Forum

Professor Baviera (foreground, left) with fellow participants held in London School of Economics.

APPFI President and Professor of the UP Asian Center Aileen Baviera was invited to speak in the Southeast Asia panel at “The Challenges of Trump’s America and Xi’s China: perspectives and strategies in Northeast and Southeast Asia”, a forum held on 8 September at the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC), Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics.

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