Venezuelan Embassy in China inaugurates cultural center in Beijing

Caracas, 11 May. AVN .- On Tuesday, the Embassy of Venezuela in China inaugurated a cultural center in Beijing aimed at spreading Latin American and Caribbean culture in said country, Prensa Latina reported.

The cultural center will spread also the history of the region and allow visitors to enjoy from plastic and audiovisual arts and political discussion for a better mutual understanding.

“We want Latin Americans and Caribbean people living in this country, our embassies and Chinese friends to have the opportunity to see movies and read books from our region. That is the goal of the Cultural Center Simon Rodriguez,” said the ambassador Rocio Maneiro at the inaugural ceremony.

Thirty Venezuelans that were doing their doctorate at the Aeronautics and Astronautics University in Beijing deposited their thesis in the library of the Center as part of the opening ceremony.

Maneiro highlighted the training of those Venezuelans as an example of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, in the framework of the Venesat-1 Project for the construction and launching of the satellite Simon Bolivar.

The Simon Rodriguez Center shows a picture exhibit on the quotidian life in diverse regions of Venezuela handed over by the group Colectivo Ciudad Compartida.

The Cultural Center will present at least three plastic arts exhibits per year.

The section devoted to reading will have the classical collection of the Ayacucho Library and the collection of Alfredo Maneiro, which gathers distinguished Latin American writers with works on philosophical, political and social thoughts. In addition, over 2,000 volumes of books, magazines and other documents.

Venezuelan film industry will be represented by a wide set of documentaries, films and short movies.

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