Updated: 06/15/2013 05:14 | By Agence France-Presse

Chinese news agency opens Paris gallery

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua on Friday opened a gallery in Paris, the first of a number planned for major world cities, with an inaugural photographic exhibition tracing 50 years of Sino-French relations.


Chinese news agency opens Paris gallery

Chinese Xinhua press agency's director for Europe Wang Chaowen (R) delivers a speech with Agence France Presse's chairman Emmanuel Hoog (C) and former French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing (L) in Paris, on June 13, 2013. Xinhua opened a gallery in Paris, the first of a number planned for major world cities.

The gallery will host photographic and art exhibitions and similar venues are planned in other cities such as New York, London, Madrid and Hong Kong.

Inaugurated late on Thursday by Jiang Liu, Xinhua's director of European bureaux, and Agence France-Presse (AFP) chairman and chief executive Emmanuel Hoog, the gallery's first exhibition features around 50 photographs from the AFP archives.

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