Mexico: Independence Day commemorated
The Mexican Embassy in Beijing marked the 207th anniversary of the country’s independence with a grand ceremony at Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel on September 15. Hundreds of people from various sectors, including China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Chao and people from the local Mexican community, - ing ceremony was held at the embassy in the morning and the celebration continued at the hotel in the late afternoon. The Mexican Ambassador to China Jose Luis Bernal Rodriguez gave a speech noting the deepening ties between China and Mexico. Guests also observed a moment of silence in recognition of those who lost their lives in the Chiapas and Oaxaca earthquakes on September 7. Mexican singer Sheila Priego sang a traditional Mexican song. A Mexican Gourmet Festival was also held at the hotel from September 14 to 23.
The Mexican Ambassador to China Jose Luis Bernal Rodriguez (right)