Prof. Augusto Soto leads the Dialogue with China Project, an independent electronic platform aimed at analyzing and discussing current events, intercultural and international issues as well as...
Prof. Augusto Soto leads the Dialogue with China Project, an independent electronic platform aimed at analyzing and discussing current events, intercultural and international issues as well as innovation projects for a better understanding and interaction with China.
Augusto Soto is a member of The Global Experts of the United Nations, New York.
Soto has participated in several China, Asia and Asia Pacific related projects and offered keynote speeches, courses and seminars at international institutions, including CEIBS (Shanghai), UNESCO headquarters (Paris), The Foreign Affairs Office Compilation & Translation Bureau under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (Beijing), the Diplomatic Academy of Kazakhstan (Almaty and Astana), IESE (Barcelona), the Elcano Royal Institute (Madrid), IAE (Buenos Aires), Kobe University (Kobe), the Chilean Foundation of the Pacific (Santiago), IAE (Buenos Aires) among others. He was invited and participated in the US-China-EU Trialogue21 2008, East West Institute (Washington).
He has worked as a Chinese-Spanish translator and reporter for the Spanish News Agency EFE in the Chinese capital and is in regular contact with international media via The Global Experts of the United Nations.
A noted professor, Soto has authored countless articles and analyses on China, the Asia Pacific and Eurasia regions in specialized magazines and books published in three continents. For many years he has been lecturing at various universities, think tanks and business schools including ESADE, the Open University of Catalunya, the Program of High University Studies (IAEU), the Autonomous University of Barcelona and CIDOB.
He has commented for a wide range of media organizations including Spanish National Radio, El Mercurio, China Daily, Russian TV, Grupo de Diarios América, La Nación, Radio France International, BBC.
Currently he collaborates with the Elcano Royal Institute (Madrid), the Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), the Chilean Foundation of the Pacific (Santiago), the Observatory of Chinese Politics (Pontevedra), the Institute for Brazil China Studies (Rio de Janeiro).
Augusto Soto studied Chinese at the Beijing Language Institute and Chinese Contemporary History at Beijing University during the latter half of the 1980s. He has carried out research on China at Beijing University, University of California, University of Hong Kong, Chengchi University, University of Heidelberg. He received his B.A. from the Catholic University of Valparaiso.