Fausto Godoy

Doctor of Public International Law in Paris. He entered the diplomatic career in 1976, served in Brussels embassies, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Washington, Beijing, Tokyo, Islamabade (where he was Ambassador of Brazil, in 2004). He also completed transitional missions in Vietnam and Taiwan. Lived 15 years in Asia, where he guided his career, considering that the continent would be the most important of the century 21 - forecast that, now, sees closer and closer to reality.
And the ship goes… retorno ao mundo bipolar?
Asia, Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

And the ship goes… retorno ao mundo bipolar?

Após oito anos de negociações, e por vídeo-conferência em razão da pandemia da COVID-19, treze países da Ásia e dois da Oceania firmaram, in day 15 deste mês de novembro, a “Parceria Regional Econômica Abrangente”/RCEP. Por ela se comprometeram a alavancar as relações de livre-comércio na região da Ásia-Pacífico. O documento, que uniu os dez países–membros da Associação das Nações do Sudeste Asiático/ASEAN- Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Singapore, Laos, Myanmar, Tailândia e Vietnã - e os cinco parceiros da Área de Livre Comércio (ALC) da associação – China, Japan, Austrália, Nova Zelândia e Coreia do Sul – prevê a redução de tarifas e a abertura do comércio de serviços em todo o bloco. A Índia, que participou das negociações, decidiu não aderir nesta etapa pelas c...
The People's Republic of China and its 14th Five-Year Plan
Asia, China

The People's Republic of China and its 14th Five-Year Plan

Leaders of the Communist Party of China in approval ceremony of the Five Year Plan Since snatching power in China, in 1949, o Partido Comunista Chinês assumiu o protagonismo no estabelecimento dos fundamentos do comunismo “a la chinesa” e definiu monocraticamente as estratégias de desenvolvimento e reformas através de metas. Paulatinamente, elas modificaram o perfil da República Popular que, de uma economia maoísta centralizada até 1976, encaminhou-se para a “economia socialista de mercado”, que Deng Xiaoping “neologicamente” cunhou para qualificar o processo de reformas e abertura deslanchado a partir de 1979 na busca de romper o isolamento multissecular do país e inseri-lo no mundo do último quartel do século XX. Cabe lembrar que neste processo, já a partir de 1953 passaram...
Joe Biden's Asia
Americas, Asia, BRICS, China, U.S, India, International Organizations, Global Themes

Joe Biden's Asia

Joe Biden (US President) e Xi Jinping (President from China) at a meeting in China in 2013 - AP Photo Lintao Zhang Asia has traditionally been an enigma for American administrations, who find partners in the region - or not - with the dimension of China, India, Japan and South Korea, economic giants whose long shared history reveals nuances and presents challenges that go beyond the simplistic Western ideal of “Trump style”. From you, over the past century, Asian countries have chosen regional security as a priority in their relationship with the United States. From the end of II the War, Americans are committed to ensuring peacekeeping in the eastern Pacific. This commitment is before the State rather than the government, as evidenced by “Taiw ...
About China and the future of the world economy
Asia, BRICS, China, International Organizations

About China and the future of the world economy

The title of the article by Celso Ming, in today's edition of Estadão, is "China is already the largest economy in the world". Nothing that informed analysts - and less preconceptions - did not already take for granted: para eles, não era “se”, mas “quando” isto aconteceria... Actually, o cálculo que levou Ming a fazer tal afirmação teve como critério o “Produto Interno Bruto pela Paridade de Poder de Compra” (PPC), that is, “o quanto um país pode comprar em bens e serviços com sua moeda”. Este parâmetro já vem sendo utilizado, by the way, pelo Fundo Monetário Internacional, pelo Banco Mundial e pela própria agência de inteligência americana, a CIA, para medir grandezas relacionadas à renda. Para ele, este referencial reflete melhor a economia real do que dados como “PIB nominal”, que computa a riq...
Japan after Shinzo Abe (II): the new leader
Asia, Japan

Japan after Shinzo Abe (II): the new leader

Prime Minister of Japan - Yoshihide Suga No artigo "Japan after Shinzo Abe" (02/09/20), I referred to Shinzo Abe's unexpected resignation as Prime Minister of Japan, in 28 last august. Now, I would like to discuss with your friends the question of your succession. As I mentioned earlier, with the end of the term Abe, that lasted eight years, the longest cycle of stability in contemporary Japan's governance has ended; a lot due to your leadership, that sought to print its personal brand in the management, especially with regard to two fundamental themes. The first was his effort - frustrated - to review the stony rigidity of Article 9, of the Constitution of 1947, - to "pacifist" - outlined by World War II winners in the nuclear debris of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a...
Japan after Shinzo Abe
Asia, Japan

Japan after Shinzo Abe

The sudden resignation, allegedly for health reasons, of Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister of Japan, in day 28 last august, before the end of his term, ends a long period in which the country sought to reposition itself in the East Asia region and rediscover its protagonism throughout much of the second half of the last century until the meteoric rise of neighboring China posed practically unreachable challenges for the Japanese government and society, finally snatching from the country the second place among the largest economies on the planet. Abe-san's personal history is confused with that of post-war Japan. He is the heir to a long and influential line of politicians. Your maternal grandfather, Nobusuke Kish, became known for the brutal way ...
NAVROZ, the new year parsi
Afghanistan, Asia, Europe, India, Will, Middle East, UK, Global Themes, Turkmenistan

NAVROZ, the new year parsi

On the last day 16 of august the parsi community of india celebrated the Navroz, your new year, the day she commits herself to renewing hope. Homes are neatly arranged, individuals wear new clothes, exchange gifts and make donations to charities. Nothing much different from Christian Christmas. Tradition of 3000 years, the parsi New Year holiday was created by the prophet Zoroaster, according to legend. But, who are zoroastrians and parsis? Zoroastrianism is considered the oldest of the known monotheistic religions, although there are controversies in this regard. It started with the revelations of Zarathustra, whom the Greeks called Zoroaster. There is not much information about your life; believed to have been born in Sogdiana, no r...
The independence of India and Pakistan: remembering history
Asia, India, Pakistan

The independence of India and Pakistan: remembering history

Yesterday and today Pakistan and India celebrated the 73rd anniversary of independence from Britain. Pakistan's occurred on 14 August 1947, and India right after, in the first minutes of the day 15. Minutes that ended the more than two hundred years that the court of Saint James reigned over British Raj, your “crown jewel”. Exhausted at the end of World War II and unable to maintain its colonial empire, England started at that moment the process of undoing its dominions; I could no longer claim that "the sun never set in the British Empire ..." India has emerged as a secular nation with a majority Hindu population and a large Muslim minority - the third largest in the world, numerically -, while Pakistan, with a population of g ...
Cloister Memorial:… What is the future of Hong Kong?
China

Cloister Memorial:… What is the future of Hong Kong?

Photo Wikimedia Commons International public opinion has been very mobilized in recent times by the confrontations between the population of Hong Kong and the government of the Special Administrative Region / SAR - Beijing “representative” - regarding the status of the city / island. Today's Estadão's article - “Dangerous Message” - addressing the clashes between protesters and Hong Kong Board of Directors authorities regarding the status of the Special Administrative Region, touched the “focus of the wound” when stating that ... “By breaking a basic return clause, China can satisfy its imperialist impulses. But it sends a dangerous message to the world: it is not a reliable country ”. Much has been said lately about this most recent chapter of the ‘libertarian saga’ ...
Cloister Memorial
Asia, U.S, Europe, France, Laos

Cloister Memorial

With regard to a matter from the "Fantastic" about the bombs in Laos COPE - Laos. Photo by Fausto Godoy - Personal archive. Today's “Fantastic” program featured a poignant story on the issue of mines that have not yet been deactivated in Laos and that cause enormous physical damage to the population. To recap the question: US bombing in Laos (1964-1973) was part of an attempt by the “Central Intelligence Agency” /C.I.A. to eradicate or group "Pathet Lao", allied to North Vietnam and the Soviet Union during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). In the context of the Cold War, o Laos, officially neutral, became one of the main battlefields between the United States and China / Soviet Union. Photo by Fausto Godoy - Personal archive. Americans' efforts to save ...