Yearender: Joint China-LatAm ventures model of South-South cooperation

Joint China LatAm ventures model of South South cooperationMEXICO CITY, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- In November, 15 Ecuadorian university students flew to China to learn about the latest advances in information and communications technology (ICT) at telecom giant Huawei, as part of the company's "Telecom Seeds for the Future" program.

In May, a group of Colombian students graduated from the same program, the second batch from the Latin American country eager to train qualified IT talents.

Huawei's innovative program aims to develop local ICT talent and enhance knowledge transfer while strengthening local digital communities in Latin America and other parts of the world where they do business.

Source: Xinhua Net/Gao Xing
Available: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/26/c_134953514.htm 

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Funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), the project focuses on the changing dynamics and implications of South- South cooperation, in the context of South Africa's avowed commitment to this cause in its international relations. The need to understand the complexities of South-South dynamics and their implications for foreign policy is particularly urgent for South Africa, which, while working to advance South-South multilateralism, must also contend with the corresponding need to remain true to other universal values underpinning its foreign policy as well as guarantee the specific interests of its immediate environment, that is, the African continent.

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In recent times, South-South cooperation has received renewed attention, inspired mainly by the emergence of new southern clubs such as IBSA, BRICS and CELAC. This trend reflects a growing push by developing countries to respond to current global challenges in a coherent and concerted manner.

 

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The aim of the project is therefore to contribute, through critical research and dialogue, towards a nuanced understanding of contemporary South-South cooperation. In particular, it seeks to appreciate the basis on which countries in the South cooperate or compete with one another, and the implication of these dynamics for South Africa's policy.

 

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