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The Opening of the 2020 Dubai World Expo Postponed until October Next Year,Together with "Ningbo Day" Event at China Pavilion
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Recently, the online roadshow for China's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai was held. It was learned from the roadshow that the Dubai World Expo will be postponed to October 1, 2021, and will last until March 31, 2022, for a total of 182 days. Up to now, 192 countries and international organizations have confirmed their participation. At that time, Ningbo will also organize a delegation to participate in the exhibition and hold the "Ningbo Day" event in the China Pavilion on November 16, 2021.

The 2020 Dubai World Expo is a registered World Expo and the first World Expo held in the Middle East in history. The theme of the exhibition is "Communicate ideas and create the future". The three sub-themes are "opportunity", "flow" and "sustainability". The main goal is to build a partnership in the 21st century, gather the strength of the international community, look forward to forward-looking technology, and promote global cooperation to create a better future. The Dubai World Expo is planned to cover an area of 438 hectares and is expected to be visited by more than 25 million people.

On the day of the road show, the China Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo was capped.  The China Pavilion participates in the Dubai World Expo in the form of a super large self-built pavilion with an area of 4636 square meters. From the four levels of "common universe", "common earth", "common home" and "common dream", the exhibition focuses on technological innovation China's development achievements in information technology, modern transportation, artificial intelligence, smart life, space exploration, etc. to demonstrate China's beautiful vision and unremitting efforts to build a community with a shared future for mankind together with other countries in the world. Construction of the China Pavilion started in October 2019. The Chinese team has overcome various difficulties and promoted the construction of the China Pavilion safely and efficiently. The foundation construction and the main steel structure construction have been completed so far. 25 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities including Beijing, Shanghai and Shandong will hold events in the China Pavilion.

Ningbo has quite a connection with the World Expo. In 1876, 23-year-old Ningbo Customs Deputy Taxation Department Wen Du Li Gui went to Philadelphia, USA to participate in the 100th Anniversary Exposition of the Founding of the United States. Since then, Ningbo has opened an indissoluble bond with the World Expo. Since the 21st century, our city has continuously organized delegations to participate in exhibitions such as the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and the 2012 Yeosu World Expo in Korea.

At the Shanghai World Expo, Ningbo Tengtou case stood out from 113 cases in 80 cities and regions in 28 countries around the world, and obtained the right to self-build pavilions, becoming the only four cities in China (Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu and Ningbo) to self-build. One of the pavilions. As the only rural case pavilion of this World Expo, Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion showcased the new achievements of Ningbo’s new rural construction and the harmonious development of urban and rural areas, and received 1.13 million Chinese and foreign visitors. From May 15 to 16, 2010, the Ningbo Municipal Government, together with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Shanghai World Expo Executive Committee, and the International Telecommunication Union, co-hosted the first forum of the six theme forums of the Shanghai World Expo—Informatization and Urban Development Forum. In the meantime, our city strongly promoted ten major informationization projects such as citizen cards, information kiosks, and digital ports, and achieved the signing of 12 information industry cooperation projects totaling 2.3 billion yuan. Taking this as an opportunity, Ningbo took the lead in the country to sound the "Assembly Call" for building a "smart city" and promoting economic transformation and upgrading.

At the Yeosu World Expo in South Korea, as one of the 11 local representatives participating in the Expo Week in China, Ningbo meticulously planned and organized the opening ceremony of the "Zhejiang Ningbo Week", receptions and cultural performances, intangible cultural heritage exhibitions, and cultural preservation exhibitions, and innovatively organized city publicity, economic and trade exchanges, and tourism promotion activities, which made positive contributions to the China Pavilion winning the Gold Award of the "World Expo Award" in the category A pavilion creative display of this World Expo.

"These World Expos will benefit Ningbo a lot. By integrating into the Shanghai World Expo and participating in the Yeosu World Expo, Ningbo has shown and introduced the city to the world, which has greatly enhanced Ningbo's global reputation." The chairman of the Municipal Council for the Promotion of International Trade stated that the city will actively prepare for the 2020 Dubai World Expo and carefully plan the "Ningbo Day" activities, so that more Ningbo elements, Ningbo characteristics and Ningbo style will shine on this international stage.

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