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33 thousand people visited the Chinese pavilion in the first week of EXPO

21 June

The Chinese pavilion became one of the most visited at the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017. In the first week almost 33 thousand people visited the pavilion, “Xinhua” news agency reports.

According to Ilya Urazakov, Director of the Department for Work with International Participants of JSC "NC" "Astana EXPO 2017", the most popular among the guests of the exhibition are the expositions of such countries as China, Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Russia, Thailand and Japan.

Let us remind, in the first week of work of the world specialized exhibition, 1,057,218 people visited EXPO 2017.  Of these, 26 thousand visitors are foreigners.

EXPO2017.com website has already told about five reasons why the forthcoming exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 is of interest to the Chinese. Among the main reasons - the upcoming concert of Dimash Kudaibergen, after whose participation in "I'm a singer" contest, China was swept by a real “Dimashemania".

In addition, the commemorative banknotes have been issued in China in honour of EXPO 2017.The special bills were issued for the first in the history of the international exhibition movement.

The PRC received two pavilions at EXPO exhibition. The main focus China intends to make on the achievements with which it is possible to receive electricity and nuclear energy from the water. Eco-friendly cars of Chinese production will also be demonstrated at the exhibition. In general, China tells about the history of energy development in its EXPO pavilion.

The largest at EXPO 2017 is also expected to be a delegation from the PRC. Xinjiang Week, the “Year of China’s Tourism in Kazakhstan” and the National Day of China in Astana will be held at the Chinese pavilion of the exhibition and on June 16 started Beijing Week.

Also, as part of China's participation in EXPO, the "Terracotta Army Qin Shi Huangdi” exhibition takes place in Astana. About 50 archeological items brought from the People's Republic of China are exhibited in the National Museum of Kazakhstan.

As part of the PRC's participation in EXPO, a Chinese Film Festival has already started in Astana, where the legendary actor of action movies Jackie Chan arrived. He took part in the opening ceremony of the festival. The actor came to Astana to present his new movie "Kung Fu Yoga”. Jackie Chan has been met with delight in Kazakhstan, he even managed to take part in a traditional Kazakh ritual of cutting off the manacles to a child - “tusau kesu”.

The informational support for EXPO is provided by China Radio International and the Chinese agency “Xinhua”  has even released a small video about the love story of the Chinese and a Kazakhstani on the threshold of the exhibition. The video is based on the story of Chinese President Xi Jinping, that took place in the 60s of the last century.

Earlier, the Ambassador of China to Kazakhstan, Zhang Hanhui, expressed concern about possible visa problems for the Chinese on the threshold of EXPO 2017. According to the Ambassador, there is uncertainty in the issue of obtaining visas, related to the work of private Kazakh mediators.

The diplomats of Kazakhstan and China, because of the increased interest in the exhibition by the citizens of the PRC, have already switched to an enhanced mode of operation.


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