Costa Rica to have its day at the Shanghai Expo

Costa Rica Day will be celebrated at the Shanghai Expo Friday. A stand set up by the Promotora del Comercio Exterior attracts about 8,000 visitors a day during the week and 24,000 over weekends, the country’s promotional arm said.

'Mi Linda Costa Rica' will perform in China. Photo: Promotora del Comercio Exterior

“Mi Linda Costa Rica,” the typical dance group, is scheduled to perform Friday.

Also expected to be there are U.S.-Costa Rica astronaut Franklin Chang and sculptor Jorge Jiménez Deredia

The Shanghai expo runs through Sunday. It started May 1. Costa Rica has used four colors to characterize itself. The white represents peace, the blue symbolizes technology, industry, commerce and investment, the red suggests culture, education and the people, and the green symbolizes conservation, tourism, environment and sustainable energy.

In a related event, Anabel González, the minister of Comercio Exterior hosted a luncheon for Chinese business people in the country’s capital of Beijing this week. Representatives of 100 companies attended, the ministry said.

The minister emphasized Costa Rica as a destination for direct investment and business partnerships. The luncheon, of course, featured a Costa Rican menu.

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