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Opening up CIIE fun for everyone

Opening up CIIE fun for everyone

A model of the Russian single-aisle twin-jet airliner Irkut MC-21 on display in Russia’s booth of the National Pavilion at the second China International Import Expo. The National Pavilion will open to the public from tomorrow to November 20. 
Although the second China International Import Expo wrapped up for professional visitors on Sunday, the National Pavilion will be open from tomorrow to November 20 for those who made reservations.
About 400,000 people have booked and no more reservations are being taken.
A total of 64 countries in the National Pavilion will offer an exciting range of cultural experiences.
The China booth covers 1,500 square meters and focuses on the dramatic changes the country has accomplished over the 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
The French booth has several large screens and virtual reality equipment for visitors to experience French culture. Greece recalls its ancient splendor with wine and goat’s cheese.
Apart from the National Pavilion, some of the intangible cultural heritage exhibitions, introduced as a first at this year’s expo, will open to the visitors as well. During the extended exhibition, people can enjoy intangible cultural heritage from Zhejiang, Shandong, Fujian and Shaanxi provinces as well as Shanghai.
The two plazas of the National Exhibition and Convention Center also offer great fun. The south plaza shows off the grand architecture of the expo venue and a glorious display of flowers and greenery. The north plaza has an ice and snow experience zone to promote the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.
After leaving the expo, visitors can go to the Greenland Global Merchandise Trade Center or the Hongqiao Import Commodity Exhibition and Trade Center to do some shopping. Here, visitors will find most of the items showcased by exhibitors at the CIIE.
The National Pavilion will be open from 9:30am to 4:30pm with free entry, and visitors can get to the venue by Metro Line 2 or 17.