The Road Show (Sichuan) on China’s Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai was held in Chengdu on July 20th. The China Pavilion Organizing Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai released its exhibition plan and introduced its latest progress in preparation.
Zhang Shenfeng, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Commissioner General of China Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai; Deng Xiaogang, Deputy Secretary of CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee; Ni Jian, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United Arab Emirates; Ali Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the People’s Republic of China; Mohammed Al Hashmi, Chief Technology Officer of Expo 2020 Dubai attended the launching ceremony of the road show and delivered speeches.
Zhang Shenfeng said that Expo 2020 Dubai will officially kick off in October this year, and with the theme of “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind – Innovation and Opportunity”, the China Pavilion will make its appearance and serve as an important platform for all mankind to pursue sustainable socio-economic development through joint consultation. China’s high quality participation in the expo will be significant in further promoting the development of China-UAE strategic partnership and the pursuit of the Belt and Road Initiative, strengthening exchanges and cooperation between China and the rest of the world, and contributing to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. The participant provinces, districts and cities, as well as enterprises and organizations are expected to gain a deeper understanding of Expo 2020 Dubai and the China Pavilion through the roadshow. By taking an active part in the activities held by the China Pavilion, participants can make the most of the expo to share ideas, expand exchanges and engage in practical cooperation.
Deng Xiaogang pointed out that Sichuan, a critical stop for the Belt and Road Initiative and the Yangtze River Economic Belt, has turned from a province in the hinterland to a pioneer in opening up. Sichuan takes the participation in the expo as an important opportunity to promote high-level opening-up and cooperation. Sichuan elements such as giant pandas, colored lanterns from Zigong, and Sichuan brands including Wuliangye and Zhuyeqing will be presented at the China Pavilion. Moreover, a series of events will be held on “Sichuan Event Day” to demonstrate Sichuan’s unique charm, development vitality and open image to the world, thus contributing Sichuan’s strength to the success of Expo 2020 Dubai and the events held at the China Pavilion.
Feng Yaoxiang, Director of CCPIT Department of Trade and Investment Promotion, released the exhibition plan of the China Pavilion. Closely centering around the theme of “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind – Innovation and Opportunity”, the pavilion will showcase China’s achievements in space exploration, information technology, modern transportation, smart life, etc., as well as the unremitting efforts made by China and the rest of the world in realizing the vision of building a community of a shared future for mankind from four levels: “Shared Dreams”, “Shared Planet”, “Shared Home”, and “Shared Future”, and six exhibition areas: Preface Hall, Exploration and Discovery, Communication and Connection, Innovation and Cooperation, Opportunity and Future, and End Hall.
Feng introduced that the China Pavilion will highlight China’s achievements in scientific and technological innovation in the fields of information, science and technology, transportation, etc. in a high-tech manner. And this China Pavilion will be the first among its kind to display “Chang’e-5”, Beidou Navigation Satellite System, AI robots, etc. as core exhibits; “smart travel” will be demonstrated in an innovative way using technologies such as high-speed rail driving simulation, new energy vehicles and intelligent connected vehicles (ICV); and audience will be able to enjoy a sci-fi movie at the multimedia theme theater.
At the roadshow, Zhang Shenfeng awarded the fifth batch of China Pavilion’s enterprise and media partners. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China National Petroleum Corporation, and China National Nuclear Corporation have become China Pavilion’s official partners at Expo 2020 Dubai. The China Pavilion Organizing Committee also unveiled China Pavilion’s uniforms at Expo 2020 Dubai.
As the world continues to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 Dubai has been postponed and will be running from October 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2022. A total of 191 countries have confirmed their participation, and the expo is expected to attract 25 million visitors. CCPIT is responsible for China’s World Expo affairs, and has organized the setting up of China pavilion at World Expos held in other countries for 16 times in a row since 1982.