Professors from the UP and experts from the Chinese community analyzed in a seminar various topics related to the new bilateral relations.
The University of Panama, through the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Sociology, held the seminar 'The future of relations between Panama and the People's Republic of China', in the week of 10 to 14 September.
This event gave way to various speakers, both from the Chinese community and invited professors, to talk about issues related to the new bilateral relations between both nations.
On the first day, the Chinese ambassador to Panama, Wei Qiang, spoke about the future of relations between Panama and China; Ana H. de Pitti, professor of Geography, analyzed the society and geography of China through the past and the present; and Rocco Setka emphasized Chinese culture through important figures such as Confucius, Mao and Xi.
On the second day, Julio Yao, professor of International Relations, discussed the People's Republic of China in the 21st century; Leonardo Kam, former Foreign Minister of China, spoke about the relations of the People's Republic of China and the United States; Juan Jované, professor of economics, presented an analysis on market socialism; and Moisés Carrasquilla talked about governance in China.
For the third day, Edgard Spence, professor of International Relations, discussed the relations between the Caribbean and the People's Republic of China; Genaro López, former general secretary of the Single Union of Construction Workers, discussed the Chinese impact on the labor structure; and the psychoanalyst Ramón Mon spoke about the Chinese culture in Panama.
On Thursday, Gabino Ayarza emphasized the impact of China in Panama; Samuel Prado Franco detailed the relations between the peoples of Panama and China and finally Zuly Aguilar, an English teacher, spoke about the Chinese offers for Panamanian students.
On the last day, Euclides Tapia, professor of International Relations, and Marco Gandásegui talked about the Silk Road and the Panama Canal; Oscar Bazán, from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), emphasized maritime trade between the ACP and China; and Rodolfo Sabonge, researcher, spoke about the Panama Canal and Chinese projections.
"Both countries sought to develop bilateral relations in order to position themselves as sovereign countries of opinion through consensus and peace. We will continue to count empathically with the approaches of our peoples through the social base, "said Qiang.
La Estrella de Panamá