Country pavilions at China's first import expo showcase national achievements
The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is a trending topic this week. With an exhibition area over 300,000 square meters, CIIE has attracted over 3,600 enterprises, 172 countries and regions and international organizations as well as 400,000 buyers from home and abroad, Xinhua News Agency reported on Wednesday.
CIIE also set up featured pavilions for 12 guest countries of honor – Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Russia, the UK, Hungary, Germany, Canada, Brazil and Mexico – to present their national symbols, economic and trade achievements and featured products.
China, as the host country, also established a China pavilion. The Global Times spent the past several days at CIIE, culminating in this pictorial of highlights.
Pakistan is using their country pavilion to showcase the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and to promote the export of Pakistani premium products from agricultural, manufacturing and medical equipment sectors. As a country of honor, Brazil was the first country to reveal its list of delegations, which is comprised of 90 companies and over 2,000 people. According to Brazilian media, the country is looking forward to selling more industrial and agricultural products to China. The Egypt pavilion is decorated with symbolic triangle patterns and golden statues resembling the pyramids and treasures of the Nile River.
The country pavilion of Indonesia highlighted its economic potential to China in terms of coffee, palm oil, coco and rubber trade exports.
Over 600 people comprised the Canadian trade delegation. The Canada country pavilion aims to promote a healthy Canadian lifestyle with their agricultural products, health food and medical equipment as featured exhibits. Over 40 Mexican companies attended CIIE. Featured exhibits included avocados, bananas, automobile components as well as services in education, training, logistics and tourism.
The UK brought its top technology to CIIE, including high-end manufacturing, automotive, medical, food and tourism services.
Hungary showcased its culture, tourism, investments and trade, science and technology innovation and agriculture products.
With mining, manufacturing and agriculture as its three economic pillars, South Africa brought tropical fruits, wine and wool to the expo. Vietnam offered CIIE attendees a fresh taste of its tasty dried fruit, coffee and the traditional dress, Ao Dai.
The German pavilion showed off its manufacturing strength as well as the country’s deep football culture, with the uniforms of leading German football clubs showcased on site.
Russia offered food and agricultural products, high-tech, medical equipment and other daily consumer goods. Wheat flour, caviar, personalized chocolate from packaging to taste, vodka and other savory Russian F&B products attracted droves of visitors.
A man introduces a product to visitors in Hungary’s national pavilion at CIIE Thursday.
1. Staff welcome visitors to the national pavilion of Brazil; 2. A golden statue on display at the national pavilion of Egypt; 3. Two foreign staff at the national pavilion of Indonesia; 4. Visitors watch a performance at a national pavilion; 5. A visitor tries to drive a bullet train in a simulation scene at China’s national pavilion; 6. An art show at the national pavilion of Russia; 7. A view of Canada’s national pavilion; 8. Visitors at South Africa’s national pavilion 1