WORLD Mexico City hosts Beijing Cultural Innovation Week

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Mexico City hosts Beijing Cultural Innovation Week

By Liu Xuxia and Wang Xiaobo | People's Daily app

15:46, June 13, 2018

Mexico City (People’s Daily) - The Beijing Cultural Innovation Week began on Tuesday in Mexico City. The event is part of the 10th Mexico City International Friend(ship Cultural Expo.

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A Mexican woman looks at Chinese art. (Photos by Liu Xuxia/People's Daily)

During the week, visitors can enjoy Chinese intangible cultural heritage of great antiquity, such as kites, calligraphy, dough modelling and paper cutting. Well-known Beijing cultural and creative institutions will conduct exchanges in Mexico City, jointly exploring new models of cross-cultural cooperation. 

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A handmade etiquette flower made by a Beijing cultural and creative company. 

The event is one of the major programs of the Chinese Cultural Overseas Center’s global interactive activities of Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It showcases China’s image of openness, inclusiveness, energy, inheritance, and innovation. 

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Chinese and foreign visitors at the opening of the Beijing Cultural Innovation Week. 

Before the ceremony, Beijing Vice Mayor Wang Ning and José Ramón Amieva, Mexico City mayor, witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Beijing International Design Week and Mexico Design Week at the Political Hall of Mexico City. The two sides agreed to further cooperate in improving the international city network and increasing reciprocal visits.

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Two visitors inspect works by a Beijing cultural and creative company.  

Wang said that all schools, institutions and enterprises participating can jointly explore new cultural cooperation models in various forms of promotion negotiations, interactive performances and counterpart exchanges. The event can enhance bilateral cooperation of creative talent and cultural innovation projects, and contribute to the humanities and economic exchanges between the two sides on the Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century.

Mexico City’s Foreign Affairs Office Director Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano also said that thanks to the Chinese and Mexican embassies, China is increasingly presenting its culture to Mexican citizens. The exhibit plays a significant role in promoting cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Mexico.

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Dong Dianyi, deputy director of State-owned Cultural Assets Supervision and Administration Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, introduces Beijing cultural and creative industry and policies of openness. 

Cultural celebrities and government officials from both countries attended the ceremony.

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