Professor at the Dept. of East Asian Studies, Georg-August University (Göttingen, Germany( and researcher at the Center for China and Asia Pacific Studies, Univ. del Pacifico (Lima, Peru). PhD in Political Studies from the Univ. Externado de Colombia.
The main objective of Beijing’s envoys to the region has apparently been to build goodwill through increased visibility and accessibility, and to ensure a favorable environment for China’s interests in the region.