Documentaries mark ties with Cuba
Xinhua

Cuba's Multivision TV channel is broadcasting documentaries by the China Global Television Network ahead of the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations of the two countries.

Organized by the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television, the documentaries are being aired throughout September, up to the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on Saturday.

"The documentaries cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from science and culture to technology and agriculture," Multivision director Yanet Valdes says.

Cuban TV programming specialist Yoel Lugones says that Chinese documentaries and programs continue to gain popularity among young audiences.

"Since its foundation, Multivision has been broadcasting videos on China, which has very much contributed to the increase of our knowledge about the Chinese people," he says.

In the eyes of Iriana Pupo, a 53-year-old TV director and filmmaker from the Havana district of El Vedado, those Chinese documentaries provide a full picture of Chinese society.

"I like the documentaries because of their inspiring stories, amazing photography and artistic values," she says.

"In addition, this is a way to learn more about Chinese culture and traditions."

Meanwhile, 22-year-old university student Damian Napoles says that the Chinese documentaries show the impressive development secured by the Chinese people over the recent decades.

"Thanks to these documentaries, I have learned about farming and state-of-the-art techniques in agriculture," he says.

"I study agricultural sciences. When it comes to scientific development, China is a global reference."