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Spanish singer Julio Iglesias fond of his China memory, fascinated with its development

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias fond of his China memory, fascinated with its development

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A welcome song by local band inaugurated Spanish singer Julio Iglesias’ trip to Mexico to promote his latest eponymous album on Sept. 24 in Mexico City.

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The 72-year-old singer was glad to meet a correspondent of China’s Xinhua News Agency at the inauguration ceremony, recalled his first visit to China 25 years ago and expressed his liking for the country’s culture and people.

(Soundbite) Julio Iglesias, Spanish Singer
“I think the world is fascinated with what has happened in China. This awakening of the past 25 years in China is a fascination for us all. I do not know what contributions it can make, but it may be that people feel the progress of a country where 30 years ago they rode bicycles and now drive cars. As a culturally-rich country, China is releasing a very great force to the world, and the Chinese market means a lot for the world market.”

Dubbed as “Gem of Spain,” Julio has sold more than 300 million copies of his 80 albums released in 14 languages. He is scheduled to hold yet another international tour next year, with China as one of the designated destinations.

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