Mexico and Shandong: More similar than you think
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2020-08-07Print Print
Mexico and Shandong actually share many similarities, said Jose Luis Bernal, Mexican ambassador to China, in a signed article.
Bernal said that Mexico's Corona beer is world-famous just like Shandong's Tsingtao beer, and Mexicans also enjoy eating Chinese food while drinking. Corn, which originated in Mexico, was introduced to China from the Americas in the 16th century and gradually became part of the Shandong diet.
Mexican Ambassador to China Jose Luis Bernal [Photo/dzwww.com]
He also said that China, Shandong in particular, is the world's leading producer of gold, while Mexico is a major producer of silver and one of the top 10 producers of gold in the world.
In addition to its developed agricultural industry and rich mineral resources, Mexico has become one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world due to its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, dense jungles, and splendid Maya, Aztec, and other cultural and historical sites, said the ambassador.
To date, the Shandong cities of Qingdao, Rizhao, Dongying, and Jinan have established sister-city relations with Mexican cities, he added.
"Mexico and Shandong are especially suitable for economic cooperation and highly compatible in terms of cultural and tourism. I believe that the two sides will strengthen ties, and I encourage more people from Shandong to come live, travel, and invest in Mexico. Mexico welcomes you!"