China Week opens at Mexican university


MEXICO CITY, Oct. 30 — China Week, a cultural promotional event organized by the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), was inaugurated here on Wednesday.
At the opening ceremony, Chinese Ambassador Qiu Xiaoqi spoke of visiting former Mexican President Luis Echeverria Alvarez, who established diplomatic relations with China on Feb. 14, 1972.
“Over the 41 years, the seed of friendship between China and Mexico has germinated and grown so much to become a great tree,” he said.
He said relations between the two countries have taken a giant step forward as the presidents of both countries have met three times in just five months.
The ambassador said the UAM has promoted Sino-Mexican educational and academic exchanges by signing agreements with more than 10 Chinese academic institutions.
During the ceremony, Qiu also launched the “Xinhua Intermedia” screen, which provides the world’s major news from China’s Xinhua News Agency round the clock.
China Week features cultural and artistic activities and special guest lectures, as well as screenings of films and documentaries.
Ambassador Qiu also donated 100 books and audiovisual materials to the university to increase awareness of the Chinese culture among students.
Salvador Vega Leon, the rector of the UAM, highlighted China’s economic growth in just 30 years, saying it had restructured the global economic landscape.[db:内容2]