Jackie Chan has arrived in Astana

7 June

The famous Chinese actor Jackie Chan came to Astana. Akim of Astana, Asset Issekeshev wrote about this on his Facebook page.

"The Year of China Tourism in Kazakhstan has begun. Jackie Chan is in Astana," wrote akim, thanking the head of television and radio corporation “Kazakhstan” Yerlan Karin.

In turn, Karin on his page informed that a star of Hong Kong action movies will attend the opening ceremony of the Chinese Film Festival on June 7.

It should be noted that the festival will last until June 18 and was organized within the framework of China's participation in the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017.

Let us remind that Chinese media was the first to report about the upcoming visit of Jackie Chan to Astana on June 2. It is expected that the famous actor will present his new movie "Kung Fu Yoga" at the Chinese Film Festival. 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, 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.

Within the framework of Astana EXPO 2017 an exhibition of the legendary Terracotta Army will also take place.

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. The PRC has already began a comprehensive trial operation of its 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 starts Beijing Week.

In mid-April it became know that among the honoured guests of the world specialised  exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 will be the President of China Xi Jinping. Later, the Chinese leader personally confirmed to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev his intention to visit the exhibition. As the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Lu Kang stated, the Chinese leader will stay in Kazakhstan for 4 days.

It is also known that the informational support for EXPO will be provided by China Radio International.

In early May, it became known that China will receive two pavilions at EXPO.

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 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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