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In Chinese culture, the lantern symbolises happiness and good fortune and now, the country is casting this favourable light over Expo 2020. The lantern-shaped China Pavilion offers an illuminating historical tour of Chinese innovation, including a monumental “moveable type” wall that transforms at night into a digital light display. The pavilion showcases thousands of years of Chinese culture and technology. From ancient China’s invention of world-changing technologies such as the compass and gunpowder to the nation’s modern-day advancements in artificial intelligence, there’s no end of innovation here to explore.
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The Lightof China
The inspiration for the stately yet energetic China Pavilion takes the literal shape of a traditional Chinese lantern: a monumental central column of stacked square red blocks capped in gleaming gold, surrounded by an airy, curved outer wall patterned in a geometric Chinese window lattice motif.