Celebrities from Silk Road countries visit Beijing Expo 2019: green technology adds charm to horticulture
On August 20, 2019 "China Now: Silk Road Rediscovery Tour of Beijing Upon the 70th Anniversary of the PRC", sponsored by Information Office of Beijing Municipality, was officially launched at Tongxing Square in Beijing Expo 2019. Celebrities from 13 countries along the Belt and Road visited the China Pavilion of Beijing Expo 2019, to know about the ecological development concept in this "green building".
Participants were taking group photos in the China Pavilion (photo by Bai Wei)
The China Pavilion is one of the main venues of Beijing Expo 2019. With the exhibition concept of 'Living and Splendid China', it focuses on Chinese ecological culture with horticulture as the carrier, and gathers the achievements of horticultural industry, ecological civilization construction in 31 provinces and municipalities of China and the frontier achievements explored by scientific research institutes. Located in the heart position of Beijing Expo 2019, the China Pavilion is surrounded by mountains and waters. It is just like a Ruyi, a kind of Chinese art craft, which attracts visitors all over the world.
Mugendi M'Rithaa, former Chairman of the World Design Organization was taking photos in the China Pavilion (photo by Li Shenglan)
The facade of the China Pavilion is designed in Chinese style, and its concept matches physical flower art with virtual artistic. In addition to these features above, the sense of science and technology is also one major characteristic of the China Pavilion. The curtain wall on the roof is equipped with 1024 pieces of photovoltaic glass. Through the solar photovoltaic power generation system, they can provide power support for the operation of lighting, scenery and other activities in the museum. The design of "tunnel wind" allows fresh air to pass through the cooling facilities before entering the venue. The facility realises pre-cooling in summer and warm-up in winter, which effectively reduces the energy consumption of the air-conditioning system. The rainwater collection system set up in the venue can use the recycled rainwater for terraced irrigation to form an ecological micro-circulation.
Lapin Eduard, Press Spokesperson of All Russian Nature Conservation Association and Director of Media and Public Relations Bureau, Russian Institute of Ecology was having an interview (photo by Li Shenglan)
Lapin Eduard, Press Spokesperson of All Russian Nature Conservation Association and Director of Media and Public Relations Bureau, Russian Institute of Ecology said that 'Live Green, Live Better' is the theme of Beijing Expo 2019, and the theme has been reflected in each inch of the exhibition area during their visit. He said that ecological issue is the common issue to the world, so he hoped that Russia and China can work together to share experience in ecological governance. "This is my fifth visit to Beijing. I found that public transportation in Beijing is becoming more and more convenient. The popularity of electric vehicles will also play a positive role in improving the ecological environment."
Farvartish Rezvaniyeh, writer, freelancer and social activist from Iran was taking photos with the mascots of Beijing Expo 2019 (photo by Li Shenglan)
Farvartish Rezvaniyeh, writer, freelancer and social activist from Iran, believed that the relationship between mankind and nature is inseparable. Beijing Expo 2019 has conveyed to the world the concept of ecological protection and green development, and also shown the world the cooperation between mankind is not only limited to politics or economy, but also involves ecology and environmental protection. The interaction between all members of society, such as ordinary people, experts and scholars, will greatly promote the development of environmental protection. Farvartish Rezvaniyeh said, "Showing the diversity of plant species with such a stunning expo will help people better understand the world we live in. The visitors will be not only surprised by the diversity and beauty of the expo, but also touched by the nature protection concept presented by the horticulture."
Ye Dahua, Deputy Director-General of Expo's Coordination Bureau was having an interview (photo by Li Shenglan)
Beijing Expo 2019 is an international horticultural event that aims to promote people's respect for nature, integration into nature, and the pursuit of a better life. Ye Dahua, Deputy Director-General of Expo's Coordination Bureau said that Beijing Expo 2019 is an important window to showcase China's ecological civilisation to the world, a vivid practice to build beautiful China, and a crucial opportunity to promote green development. Regarding the follow-up planning of venues, Ye said that Beijing Expo 2019 will continue to play its brand effects, and the venues will play a long-term role in undertaking exhibitions and performances, in order to keep providing high-quality service to visitors, and continue popularising the concept of green growth and sustainable development.
Hariandi Hafid, professional photographer from Indonesia was taking photos in China Pavilion (photo by Li Shenglan)
Celebrities were taking group photos in the China Pavilion (photo by Li Shenglan)