Mon­go­lia: King­dom of An­i­mal Hus­bandry on the Prairie

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The name Guyana comes from a lo­cal, indige­nous lan­guage and means “land of many wa­ters.” Guyana con­tains many rivers, streams and water­falls, mak­ing it a coun­try of abun­dance. A tribe known as Guyana formed when many civil­i­sa­tions emerged in dif­fer­ent re­gions of the North and South Amer­i­cas. They hunted and also fished in the many sur­round­ing rivers, such as the Orinoco River and the Ama­zon. There are nu­mer­ous water­falls in Guyana. The most fa­mous is Kai­eteur Falls, which is the world's largest sin­gle drop wa­ter­fall.

Guyana is a Belt and Road coun­try and par­tic­i­pated in the “Colour­ful World” event. Many ex­hibits show­cased its lo­cal cul­ture and the lives of its peo­ple. At the event, Ms. Wei, a staff mem­ber who works at the Em­bassy of the Co-op­er­a­tive Repub­lic of Guyana, in­tro­duced the coun­try's cul­ture and his­tory to vis­i­tors and an­swered ques­tions from jour­nal­ists. In her view, un­der­stand­ing Guyana's na­tional flag is the first step in learn­ing about the coun­try. She talked about the mean­ings of the five colours on the flag. Green rep­re­sents the agri­cul­tural and forested na­ture of Guyana; white sym­bol­ises its rivers and head­wa­ters; a golden ar­row rep­re­sents Guyana's min­eral wealth; black por­trays the en­durance that sus­tains the for­ward move­ment of the Guyanese peo­ple; and red rep­re­sents the zeal­ous, dy­namic na­tion-build­ing of a young, in­de­pen­dent Guyana.

The booth fea­tured tim­ber sam­ples, straw cup mats, bags, hats, bas­kets, neck­laces made from grass seeds, shell bracelets, leather prod­ucts, medicines, hand­made soaps and cloth­ing. The booth was spe­cially equipped with a cof­fee maker, and staff mem­bers in­vited vis­i­tors to taste aro­matic cof­fee from the coun­try.

Wei said that the small booth rep­re­sents Guyanese peo­ple's daily lives and that each of the ex­hibits cor­re­sponds with an im­por­tant part of the coun­try's devel­op­ment. She hoped th­ese ex­hibits would help vis­i­tors learn about the lives of Guyanese peo­ple. Guyana's main ex­port com­modi­ties have grown strongly, such as sugar, rice, baux­ite, gold and tim­ber. Other com­modi­ties such as value-added wood prod­ucts, non-tra­di­tional agri­cul­tural prod­ucts, seafood and light in­dus­trial goods, are be­com­ing im­por­tant sources of for­eign-ex­change rev­enues.

Guyana's prime gate­way lo­ca­tion to the Caribbean and South Amer­ica, rich nat­u­ral re­sources, prox­im­ity to ex­port mar­kets, English-speak­ing pop­u­la­tion and af­ford­able labour costs have pro­vided good op­por­tu­ni­ties for for­eign coun­tries to in­vest in the coun­try. For­eign in­vestors do not face dis­crim­i­na­tion when they in­vest in Guyana be­cause of its sta­ble macro-poli­cies, at­trac­tive in­vest­ment in­cen­tives, strict reg­u­la­tory en­vi­ron­ment and favourable cor­po­rate tax sys­tem.

Tra­di­tional Guyanese cloth­ing was dis­played at its booth. Wei ex­plained the items were typ­i­cal clothes that Guyanese peo­ple wear for var­i­ous oc­ca­sions. Lo­cals of­ten wear sim­ple clothes due to the hot cli­mate. Men of­ten wear T-shirts and shorts, and women mostly wear dresses. Peo­ple wear tra­di­tional Guyanese cloth­ing for re­li­gious cer­e­monies and other spe­cial oc­ca­sions. Vis­i­tors can get a deeper un­der­stand­ing of lo­cal cul­ture by learn­ing about the pur­pose of var­i­ous Guyanese clothes.

The Em­bassy of Guyana in Bei­jing pre­pared beau­ti­fully printed leaflets about the coun­try that were avail­able for vis­i­tors. Staff mem­bers from the em­bassy said that they par­tic­i­pated in the “Colour­ful World” event to en­cour­age vis­i­tors to learn more about Guyana. Peo­ple from var­i­ous na­tions can learn about each other's lives and cul­tures and may even visit in the fu­ture, pro­vid­ing en­rich­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

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