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Tshisekedi Checks in on the Progress of Kinshasa’s Vast New China-built Cultural Center

Chinese ambassador to the DRC Zhu Jing conducting a site inspection with President Félix Tshiskedi of the new Chinese-built cultural center in Kinshasa. Image via the Chinese embassy in the DRC.

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi joined Ambassador Zhu Jing on Monday for a tour of the construction site of the new cultural center that China is financing and constructing in Kinshasa.

When finished, the new 36,000 square meter center will house a 2,000 seat main theater along with a smaller 800 seat rehearsal hall. It’ll also become the second iconic Chinese-built landmark in the Congolese capital alongside the Stade des Martyrs de la Pentecôte that was constructed in 1993.

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