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"France Day" observed at Beijing horticultural expo

(Xinhua)    09:26, June 22, 2019

CHINA-BEIJING-HORTICULTURAL EXPO-FRANCE DAY (CN)

People visit the France Garden during the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Yanqing District of Beijing, capital of China, June 21, 2019. The expo kicked off its "France Day" event on Friday. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

BEIJING, June 21 (Xinhua) -- France Day, showcasing France's unique horticulture and its achievements in promoting green development, was observed Friday at the ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing.

Exhibitions were held in the French Pavilion to display France's landmarks and natural sceneries as well as green projects jointly launched by France and China such as wetland restoration and wind power generation.

Jean-Maurice Ripert, French ambassador to China, said at the opening ceremony that the Beijing horticultural expo serves as a reminder of the urgency of climate change and biodiversity protection, and it showcases people's aspirations for a sustainable lifestyle and healthy products.

He added that France and China should work together to push forward the transition toward a low-carbon economy.

The Beijing horticultural expo, themed "Live Green, Live Better," is open until Oct. 7 and features a vast collection of flowers, fruit trees, Chinese herbal medicines and plant landscaping techniques, as well as ideas for green development.


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