CIIE high­lights

Coun­try pavil­ions at China's first im­port expo show­case na­tional achieve­ments

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - FRONT PAGE - The story was writ­ten based on a re­port by Xin­hua News Agency and CIIE news re­leases.

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.

Photo: Yang Hui/GT

A man in­tro­duces a prod­uct to vis­i­tors in Hun­gary’s na­tional pavil­ion at CIIE Thurs­day.

Photos: Yang Hui/GT

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

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