The act in Beijing brought together Cubans in front of a bust of Martí, located outside the embassy and sculpted in bronze by the artist Yuan Xikun in 2004.
The act in Shanghai, on the other hand, took place in a park in the Jing’an district and Cuban diplomats were joined by authorities from the municipality, colleagues from the Latin American embassies, compatriots and the creator of the bust of Martí located there, Yan Youren.
The work, cast in bronze and unveiled in 2014, is considered another example of the traditional and historical ties of cooperation between Cuba and China.
The embassy official Claudia Martínez highlighted that this date is a reason for many to dedicate each year a space of time to remember his gigantic work as a writer, politician and leader.
“(Marti’s) merits go beyond our national borders, since his revolutionary project lacked selfishness and futile vanities. His ideas regarding the unity of Latin America (…) and the unquestionable connection between the countries of our region, are proof of his clairvoyance,” she said.
She emphasized the full validity of Martí’s thought in today’s world, when the Cuban Revolution faces adversity, threats and pretensions to see a collapse of the political system.