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Qingdao promotes closer ties with Germany

(chinadaily.com.cn ) | 2018-10-29

A German cultural week and commodity exhibition was held recently in Shibei district of Qingdao, Shandong province, giving local residents a chance to experience German culture and buy goods from German companies. 

Jointly organized by the Qingdao Sino-German Communication & Cooperation Association and the State of Bavaria Shandong Office, the week-long event was aimed at strengthening cultural cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between Qingdao and Germany.

A series of activities was well-arranged during the event, including the opening ceremony, summits on Sino-German communication and cooperation and exhibitions of German culture and Qingdao's history, as well as artistic performances and a commodity fair. 

The commodity fair was divided into various sections, including a section for German goods, a dining area, a section for goods from SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) countries and a section for commodities from countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. 

A total of 160 enterprises and exhibitors took part in the fair, which consisted of over 260 booths displaying more than 6,000 categories of goods.

Well-known brands such as Siemens, Leica, Bosch, Zwilling, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz also participated in the fair, attracting hordes of visitors.

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A German expat (right) shares his life experiences in China at the opening ceremony of the German cultural week and commodity exhibition in Shibei district of Qingdao, Shandong province, Sept 7. [Photo/dailyqd.com]

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Flags of exhibiting enterprises are seen at the commodity fair in Shibei district of Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo/dailyqd.com]

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Performers dressed as clowns are seen at the German cultural week in Shibei district of Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo/dailyqd.com]

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