Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 Dubai will be held from October 1st until March 31, 2022. This is the first time that the World Expo has taken place in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
China has defined the design of its Pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai, with the theme ‘Building a community with a shared future for humanity – Innovation and opportunity’. Experts say the Pavilion is one of the largest of the event.
The 4,636 m2 China Pavilion symbolizes hope and a bright future. Called the “Light of China”, the traditional Chinese lantern-shaped pavilion symbolizes hope for a brighter future for all humanity, as Zhang explained. In terms of architectural design, the China Pavilion showcases the deep Chinese culture and the country’s long history, artistically integrating traditional Chinese elements with modern technologies.
Its main features focus on innovation: the Pavilion focuses its attention on sustainable development, on innovation in architectural design and on unique and hi-tech display elements.
It is conceived as a showcase of the latest Chinese achievements in the fields of information technology, modern transport, artificial intelligence, smart living and space exploration.
At the Expo 2020, Chinese companies are showcasing their latest technologies as they plan to leverage the opportunity to expand their overseas reach.
For instance, UBTech Robotics, a Shenzhen-based artificial intelligence and humanoid robotics company, is showcasing its Panda Robot and the Walker X, a large humanoid service robot. The Panda Robot became the superstar of the Expo 2020: the black-and-white “creature” named Youyou can introduce itself, pull off some tai-chi moves and wield a calligraphy pen with a flourish. It has been the subject of many visitors’ snaps taken at the venue. It introduces visitors to China’s experience in smart cities, agricultural technologies and environmentally friendly practices.
A fancy car presented by the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor has also been attracting attention at the pavilion. The concept car named “Kun” integrates bio-intelligence interaction, photosynthetic energy, zero-gravity seats, holographic image interaction and advanced autonomous driving technologies.
The number of Chinese companies participating in Expo 2020 Dubai exceeds that of any previous world exhibition held outside China: 26 provincial-level regions will be present at the expo and more than 40 leading Chinese companies will hold exhibitions, forums and other activities through online and offline channels.