The Consul Generals in Shanghai talk about the exchanges and cooperation with China in the 40 years of reform and opening-up via

Reform and opening up draws China and Colombia closer Date:2018-02-18



Speaking of Colombia, what would you think of? For many Shanghai people, Giovanni Moreno, a Colombian footballer who plays for and captains Chinese Super League club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua maybe the first one that comes to their mind.

Known for soccer, coffee and emerald, Colombia, the South American country on the other side of the world is getting closer and closer to China thanks to the widening and deepening exchanges and cooperation between the two nations.

时值中国农历新春,同时也是中哥建交38周年,哥伦比亚驻沪总领事露丝·海伦娜·艾彻维丽(Luz Helena Echeverry)接受了东方网“改革开放40周年”新春专访。

On the occasion of the Chinese Lunar New Year and also the 38th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between China and Colombia, the Consul General of Colombia in Shanghai Luz Helena Echeverry accepted the exclusive interview with themed as "40 Years of Reform and Opening up".


At the age of early-thirties, "a super fan of WeChat" and described as "a Colombian with China heart" by a Spanish-language magazine...all these features of the consul general refreshed our impressions of Colombia. During the interview, she talked about the China-Colombia exchanges and cooperation after the launch of China's reform and opening up policy in 1978.


The Colombian Consul General in Shanghai Luz Helena Echeverry shows the football shirts presented by Giovanni Moreno, respectively of the Colombia national team and the Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC. (Photo by Eastday)


"China is the Future"


The consul general views that China's reform and opening up is amazing, driving the country entering the international system. "I think that China is the future."


China is the second-largest commercial partner of Colombia in the world. The consul general said that, "now you have the new policy 'Belt and Road' Initiative and his Excellency President Xi Jinping is looking to Latin America. We are trying to catch these opportunities. I think it's a really important platform for Colombia to promote our products in the China International Import Expo this November in Shanghai."


The consul general noted that they want to catch more investment from China for the ports and airports in Colombia. "Chinese companies have experiences and efficiency."


Besides, the consul general visited many well-known Chinese internet technology companies, such as Huawei and Alibaba. She especially appreciated the development of e-commerce in China. "Colombia also needs Jack Ma and WeChat."

从夏奇拉到莫雷诺 改革开放让中哥交往更频繁

Shakira and Moreno among the increasing intercourse between China and Colombia

“你知道Shakira吗?”总领事一边问,一边打开了手机里的音乐播放器。这正是哥伦比亚著名歌手夏奇拉,其最为国人熟悉的曲目或许就是2010年南非世界杯主题曲《Waka Waka》了。这位出生于