February 14 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Mexico diplomatic relations. On the night of the anniversary, two buildings in the Canal Business District, Beijing Municipal Administrative Center were lit up in the main colors of the Chinese and Mexican national flags. This display of the flags was reflected on the surface of the canal to pay tribute to the 50-year-old friendship between the two countries. Mexico City, also coined Beijing's "sister city", illuminated its famous Independence Monument in Mexico in "Chinese red".
Jesús Seade, Ambassador of Mexico to China, visited the area with his wife, looking forward to an everlasting friendship between China and Mexico, which will be beneficial for the two peoples.
On February 14, 15 pairs of sister cities (provinces, states) in China and Mexico lit up their landmarks in the main colors of the two countries' national flags, to display the half-a-century friendship between Chinese and Mexican people, and send their best wishes to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The event, jointly launched by The Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Mexican Embassy in China, is a marker of the first celebration of diplomatic relations with lights by sister cities in both countries. Marcelo Ebrard, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, tweeted photos on his personal account of the lights in Mexican and Chinese cities, while sending his best wishes to the Chinese government and the people.
Since the establishment of the sister-city relationship in October, 2009, Beijing and Mexico City have engaged in extensive exchanges and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, humanity and education, etc.
(Source: Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, Foreign Affairs Office of Tongzhou District People's Government of Beijing Municipality)