Expo 2017 China Pavilion in Astana duplicated in Shanghai

A key exhibition of the Chinese pavilion at Expo 2017 in the Kazakh capital is being displayed at Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center.
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Kyraubayev Zhoshykhan (third right) Kazakhstan's Consul General in Shanghai, signs a calligraphy work at the opening ceremony of an Expo Astana exhibition to support cross-border trading between China and Kazakhstan.

Exhibitions in the Chinese national pavilion of the World Expo 2017 in Astana are being displayed at the city's annual industry fair from Wednesday.

It is a practice backed by Kazakhstan's government in a bid to promote cross-border trade amid China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Digital conversions of renowned Chinese ink-wash paintings such as the "Along the Riverside during the Qingming Festival" that made a hit during the expo in the Kazakh capital are exhibited free of charge at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) through this weekend.

Other world famous paintings are also showcased at the China International Industry Fair with China’s domestically developed high-definition laser projectors.

The Chinese pavilion, under the theme of "Future Energy, Green Silk Road," was the first to start construction and the first one put into test operations at the expo. Covering around 1,000 square meters, it aims to share China's experience in such areas as traditional energy upgrading, new energy, environmental protection and sustainable development.

“I remember most high-definition projectors being used at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai were monopolized by foreign suppliers, and now China has developed one of the world’s most cutting-edge projectors,” said Wang Hui, president of China Corporate United Pavilion at this year’s expo.

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Visitors watch a panoramic video at the China International Industry Fair that was once showcased in the China Pavilion at the 2017 World Expo Astana.

The projectors are developed by AVIC Guohua, the laser and projection leg of China’s major aviation manufacturer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

“We have brought the same equipment used at the Astana Expo to Shanghai to allow those who didn't get to the expo site to experience the key exhibition at the China Pavilion,” said Pu Yi, chairman of AVIC Guohua.

The expo, which ended in September, incorporated China's Belt and Road Initiative as Kazakhstan serves as a major trade point of the national strategy.

"We hope Chinese and Kazakh companies can keep contact after the expo with the help of such an exhibition," said Kyraubayev Zhoshykhan, Kazakhstan's Consul General in Shanghai.

Kazakhstan has committed to aligning its economic plan of "Nurly Zhol," or "Bright Path" in the Kazakh language, with the Belt and Road Initiative and turn from a landlocked nation into a key hub for transportation in Eurasia.


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