Expo 2020 Dubai: China celebrates National Day with musical performances, Peking Opera – News

The cultural program included an opera performance by Wang Weilian, singing the harmonious My Motherland and Me

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Posted: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 06:46 PM

The People’s Republic of China celebrated National Expo 2020 Day on Monday, with Ni Jian, Chinese Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, highlighting the mutual trust and trade and economic cooperation provided under the Belt Initiative. and the Road “.

Speaking at Al Wasl Plaza, Ni Jian celebrated the relationship as being “deep” and “fruitful,” and also underlined the two nations’ intentions to enrich the strategic partnership.

The morning program also included a wide range of Chinese culture, including a creative adaptation of a traditional Peking opera, featuring traditional costumes, followed by a violin and piano performance of the Fisherman’s Harvest Song. .

The cultural program ended with an opera by Wang Weilian, singing the harmonious My Motherland and Me.

Ni Jian was greeted by Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Managing Director of Expo 2020 Dubai, and Sultan Al Shamsi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation UAE International.

Al Shamsi said, “The United Arab Emirates and China share a strong relationship, based on notions of friendship and respect, which has grown steadily stronger over the years, with collaboration spanning various areas of mutual interest, in particular the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. in which the United Arab Emirates have been a key and united partner.

“We are confident that, thanks to China’s strong participation and commitment to Expo 2020, the relationship between our two nations will mark the beginning of an even richer chapter in their history.

Ni Jian said, “2,000 years ago, the ancient Silk Road brought our two peoples closer together, a spirit that the UAE and China seek to rekindle in the modern era. In recent years, under the close leadership of our respective leaders, China and the United Arab Emirates have enjoyed enhanced political mutual trust, fruitful trade and economic cooperation, and flourishing people-to-people exchanges.


“China stands ready to join with the United Arab Emirates to further strengthen political confidence and practical cooperation in various fields under the Belt and Road Initiative, enriching our comprehensive strategic partnership and providing greater benefits to our two peoples. China and the United Arab Emirates enjoy a broad prospect of win-win cooperation, underpinned by the stronger compatibility that this deeper cooperation offers. “

The United Arab Emirates is a vital financial, trade and logistics hub valued by China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an infrastructure development and investment program that aims to connect Asia to Africa and to Europe through land and sea networks, increasing trade and stimulating economic growth. The enhanced cooperation under the BRI initiative has supported a target of $ 200 billion in bilateral trade between the UAE and China by 2030.

On October 27-28, 2021, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which complements China’s BIS, held its sixth annual meeting in Dubai, in conjunction with Expo 2020 Dubai – the first time such meeting is held in the Middle East.

The celebrations include a gala on the Chinese Drum, Folk Music and Opera Jubilee Stage, as well as performances featuring violin, piano, tenors and a children’s choir.

Al Wasl Dome also hosted a Qipao Show, showcasing the exquisite traditional Qipao dresses, inspired by the four seasons and showcasing Chinese traditional culture and national costumes, while the China Pavilion – one of the largest national pavilions at the Expo – hosted its popular light and drone show.