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APPFI Trustee appointed as Senior Mediation Adviser at UN

APPFI proudly congratulates its trustee, Miriam Coronel Ferrer, for her appointment as one of the Senior Mediation Advisers of the 2018 UN Standby Mediation Team under the Mediation Support Unit. The Standby Team was established in 2008 composed of full-time mediation experts that can be rapidly deployed to provide technical advice to United Nation’s officials and others leading mediation and conflict prevention efforts. Team members possess expertise in a wide range of issues that tend to arise in negotiations including constitution-making, gender issues, natural resources, power-sharing, process design and security arrangements.

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Seventh World Forum on China Studies

The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, in cooperation with the State Council Information Office and Shanghai Municipal Government, held the 7th World Forum on China Studies at the Shanghai International Convention Center on 10-11 December. Coming in the wake of the important 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China, the theme of the World Forum was “China Towards 2050: New Era, New Thought, New Journey”.

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Second China-ASEAN Entrepreneurs Forum

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Kunming, Yunnan province was the site of a major event organized by the Taetea Think Tank from December 7-10. This was the Second China-ASEAN Entrepreneurs Forum, on the theme “Jointly Progressing on Innovation-Driven Ground”. Sponsors of the event included the China-ASEAN Business Council, Finance Center for South-South Cooperation, Hong Kong Takung & Wenwei Media Group, Alibaba Research and the TAETEA Group. Parallel sessions on the themes of finance, tourism, health, think tank cooperation, ecological villages were held during the forum.

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PACS honors Ambassadors Chan, Sta. Romana and Villacorta and Atty. Mallare

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On the occasion of its 30th anniversary on 2nd December 2017, the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS) paid tribute to four distinguished individuals in recognition of their contribution to Filipino-Chinese understanding. Honored were Amb. Carlos Chan, Special Envoy to China and APPFI Advisor; Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, a former PACS President, APPFI Fellow and now Philippine ambassador to China ; Amb. Wilfrido Villacorta, former Ambassador to ASEAN, APPFI Trustee and lifetime PACS member; and Atty. Florencio Tan Mallare, founder of World News, book author and benefactor of PACS.

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