Li Keqiang Attends a Horticultural Exhibition with Foreign Leaders Attending the Closing Ceremony of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing China
2019/10/10

On the afternoon of October 9, 2019, Premier Li Keqiang attended a horticultural exhibition in Yanqing, Beijing with foreign leaders attending the closing ceremony of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing China.

Osmanthus blossoms in the China Pavilion of the Expo, situated by the Guirui Lake, in golden autumn.

At around 5:00 p.m., Li Keqiang greeted foreign leaders in the lobby on the ground floor of the China Pavilion. He shook hands with them respectively and took a group photo in front of the feature wall of the Expo. Li Keqiang and foreign guests watched a film of the Expo's highlights. Later, they came to the Yunnan, Tibet, and Guangdong gardens on the second floor of the China Pavilion to enjoy characteristic plants and unique gardening arts.

In the center of the Yunnan Garden, a giant peacock made of more than 3,000 local flowers attracted the attention of everyone. On the other side of the garden was a breathtaking feature wall about "secrets of seeds" composed of 348 precious plant seeds, 40 of which were native only to Yunnan. The Tibet Garden had a strong flavor of Tibetan ethnic group. In the traditional Tibetan-style residential exhibition hall, the colorful prayer flags were hung around, and Xi Zang's special plants such as barley, Rhodiola rosea, and Cordyceps were displayed. The exuberant Guangdong Garden, featured with bonsai and flower arrangement, displayed potted landscapes of more than 140 varieties in five major categories, showing the characteristics of Southern China.

Li Keqiang watched the exhibitions and occasionally stopped to talk with all guests. In the Tibet Garden, Li Keqiang asked in detail about the quality, yield and economic benefits of quinoa. Li Keqiang said, the China Pavilion demonstrates the splendid regional culture and ethnic customs of the vast land of China. With poetic gardening language, it vividly displays the Chinese ecological culture in which human and nature coexist in harmony.

Foreign leaders were amazed at the craftsmanship of the landscape gardeners and praised the achievements of China's ecological conservation. They expressed their hope to learn China's experience in green development and jointly build a beautiful home planet.

The China Pavilion brings together the achievements of horticultural industry and ecological civilization construction in China's provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, and the cutting-edge achievements explored by scientific research institutes. Covering an area of about 15,000 square meters, it is divided into China's ecological and cultural exhibition area, China's provincial and municipal horticultural industry achievement exhibition area, horticultural universities and scientific research institutions' scientific research achievements exhibition area, and intangible cultural heritage flower arrangement art exhibition area. During the 162-day Expo, the China Pavilion attracted over 4 million visitors, with a record of 85,000 visitors in one day. It is one of the most popular pavilions in the expo park.

Hu Chunhua, Cai Qi, Wang Yi, Xiao Jie and others were present.

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