The Argentine ambassador to ChinaSabino Vaca Narvaja, agreed with the president of the China International Communications Group (CICG), Du Zhanyuan, in need of deepen cooperation between publishers and media from both countries, three weeks ago, 50 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Buenos Aires and Beijing, official sources reported.
At the meeting, both highlighted the “opportunity” of the anniversary to “expand practical cooperation” in the publishing sector, the cultural industry and the media.
For its part, the director of CICG highlighted the priority that his country assigns to cooperation with Latin American countries, in particular with Argentina, as well as He praised the results of the recent Forum for Dialogue of Civilizations between China and Latin America, the fourth edition of which was held in Beijing on October 22-23 last year.
Vaca Narvaja, in turn, mentioned the cultural variety of the different regions of China, in which each province has its traditions, festivities and local history, and related this characteristic to the diversity that also characterizes Argentina, to then insist on the desirability of expanding dialogue and cooperation with CICG and other media groups.
In addition, the ambassador recalled the “successful and historic visit of President Alberto Fernández to China”in which a Memorandum of Understanding was signed through which Argentina entered the Belt and Road Initiative, and stressed that both States “are willing to deepen cooperation both at the editorial level and in the publication of bilingual books in media and other activities.
The meeting between Vaca Narvaja and Du Zhanyuan, held late on Wednesday, was also attended by the special representative of the Chinese Government for Latin American Affairs, Lu Cairong, and other CICG executives.
The largest publishing organization
Owned by the Communist Party Central Committee, China International Communications Group (CICG) is the largest foreign-language media and publishing organization in China.
The CICG also sponsored the publication of the recently published book “10,134 kilometers through China”, written by the Argentine journalist and writer (of Chinese descent) Gustavo Ngeditor of the specialized magazine DangDai, a cultural exchange publication between Beijing and Buenos Aires.
The Embassador Narvaja Cowwho was in charge of presenting the book in Chinese territory, he defined Ng’s work as “a true synthesis” of both cultures.
“The descendants of Chinese migrants who went to Argentina, as is the case of Gustavo and thousands more, express a true synthesis between our cultures: they possess the richness of two ways of looking at the world, which at first glance may seem different, but that are based on many shared values,” he remarked.