SAN SALVADOR – China has celebrated the first year of diplomatic relations and friendship in El Salvador with demonstrations of its culture and traditions.
The first anniversary of the establishment of China-El Salvador diplomatic relations will be on August 21 this year.
Salvador Sanchez Ceren, president of El Salvador at the time, received a shower of criticism for the unexpected and sudden decision, which meant the rupture of relations with Taiwan and serious questions from the United States.
One year after the controversial event, links between China and El Salvador, which now has a new government, appear to be strong and solid.
The Asian country, through its diplomats in the Central American nation, has reiterated its interest in promoting business opportunities between the two countries.
To demonstrate the future relationship the Artistic Group of Shenzhen performed at the President Theater, in San Salvador, to celebrate the first year of friendship and 70 years since the founding of the Asian country.
With its show “Song of the New Era,” which included dances, music and acrobatics, the Chinese artistic company captivated hundreds of Salvadorans.
The performance showed the artistic wealth of the city of Shenzhen, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, with acrobats, dancers and singers.
Artists welcomed the spectators with an opening dance called “Harmonious and cheerful spring breeze,” a traditional performance that showed how the ancient Chinese celebrated the spring festival.
The audience broke into applause and stood up when they saw a banner with the message “Long live the friendship between El Salvador and China.”
The event, organized by the Chinese Embassy in El Salvador, continued with an extensive program that included folk music performed by artists Li Fanmo, Zhang Lei, Yang Yingying and Liao Huijuan.
Traditional Chinese instruments were used, including the erhu (Chinese violin), the Pipa (which resembles a Spanish guitar), the guzheng (traditional instrument of China) and the souna (wind instrument).
It also featured a magic show by artists Ruxian Guli and Zheng Guosheng, Liu Dongchen’s skill with a diabolo and the voice of Fan Yuanyuan, who performed the song Jasmine, a classical piece of Chinese music.