On June 4, 2019, in the framework of the cultural program of the IV Russian-Chinese business forum and in anticipation of the XXII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, the grand opening of the China Here art exhibition was held, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China. The large-scale project "China here" consisted of two parts: a photo exhibition of more than 200 historical personnel illustrating the long-standing friendship of the USSR and the PRC, and an exposition of paintings by 70 Russian and 70 Chinese artists under the general title "70: 70. Dialogue of Russian and Chinese Artists 2019". The event was held in the 4th pavilion of Lenexpo Exhibition Center in the neighborhood of the Russian-Chinese business park.
The opening ceremony was attended by honored guests from the Russian and Chinese sides: - Glazyev Sergey Yuryevich, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on the complex problems of Eurasian integration, modernization and competitiveness and sustainable development, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences; - Ms. Luo Xin, Consul for Trade Affairs, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in St. Petersburg; - Grigoryev Evgeny Dmitrievich, Chairman of the Committee on External Relations of St. Petersburg; - Maksimtsev Igor Anatolyevich, professor, rector of SPbGEU; - Voronkov Sergey Georgievich, General Director of Expoforum-International LLC, President of the Chinese Business Center Association; - Mr. Zhou Li, Representative of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Vice President of the China People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament; - Mr. Guo Jien, head of the Jien Academy (Beijing), general secretary of the publishing industry of the All-China Union of Industrialists and Traders; - Mr. Chen Zhigang, General Director of the Russian-Chinese Business Park, Chairman of the Russian-Chinese Association for Research and Development of the One Belt, One Way Strategy, etc.