Unveiling of the China Pavilion for Expo 2020 draws attention in Dubai
The design of the China Pavilion for Expo 2020 was today (April 10th) revealed overseas for the first time at a conference in Dubai, UAE, drawing extensive attention from all attending. Ambassador Ni Jian, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United Arab Emirates, Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau and Zhang Yi, Deputy Secretary General of China Chamber of International Commerce, attended the event and delivered speeches. Among other attendees were more than 150 guests including representatives from Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai Tourism, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), UAE and Chinese entrepreneurs, media, and China Pavilion partners.
Ruan Wei, Director of Expo Affairs, CCPIT, gave an update on China’s participation progress and presented the design of the China Pavilion. The country confirmed its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai in January 2017 and signed its official participation contract in May 2018. Mr. Zhang Shenfeng, Vice Chairman of the CCPIT, has been appointed as Commissioner General of the China Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020.
Through its theme of “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind – Innovation and Opportunity”, the China Pavilion will be one of the largest at Expo 2020 Dubai at 4,636 m2. The China Pavilion will symbolize hope and a bright future and is designed in line with the principle of “combination of the Chinese and Western culture with Chinese culture as the core”. It will vividly showcase China’s profound culture and longstanding history by artistically integrating the Chinese elements with modern technologies.
Symbolizing brightness, reunion, auspiciousness and happiness, the Chinese lantern is the best way to display the joint efforts made by all countries and regions to seek sustainable development and build a community with a shared future for mankind via the world expo. Reflecting China’s endeavors in practicing the “Belt and Road” Initiative, the pavilion will mainly showcase the achievements made by China in science and information communication. It will also further advocate jointly practicing the “Belt and Road” Initiative and accelerating to build a community with a shared future for mankind from four aspects of “exploration & discovery”, “communication and connection”, “innovation & cooperation” and “opportunity and future” through a main focus that innovation gives rise to opportunity, opportunity creates the future and future enables common development.
There will be three main unique features of the China Pavilion at Expo 2020. First, innovation in the theme. The China Pavilion concentrates its focus on “innovation” to promote China’s development proposition of adhering to drive the institutional and scientific innovation, accelerating common development, practicing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and building a community with a shared future for mankind.
Second, innovation in architecture design. During the design and construction of the China Pavilion, traditional Chinese elements, modern architecture concepts and techniques will be artistically combined to present China’s spirits to the world, culture and its unique features. Eco-friendly architectural materials are applied for the outside surface of the China Pavilion through modern techniques, vividly manifesting the profound Chinese culture. Thanks to innovative multi-media technologies, light shows at night make the China Pavilion even more dazzling in the park.
Finally, innovation in exhibition. The China Pavilion will showcase the innovative scientific results made by the country in such fields as information, science and transportation through unique and hi-tech exhibition means. Then, FSAT, BEIDOU, 5G, AI and other state-of-the-art technologies will be exhibited in the core place of the China Pavilion together with CRH simulated driving and intelligent connected vehicles to highlight China’s “smart travel”.
Expo 2020 Dubai will run from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021. It will be the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region and expects to receive 25 million visits. A total of 190 countries have confirmed their participation in the Expo.