An exhibition opened by the Israeli consulate in Shanghai at the central metro station in the city’s People’s Square celebrated 30 years of ties between the Chinese city and Haifa.

The exhibition features picturesque landscapes and tourist attractions from all over Israel, from the Ramon Crater and the Dead Sea in the Negev to Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights and highlights Israeli technological innovation by presenting Israeli companies.

The exhibition was inaugurated in a festive ceremony at the station, attended by representatives from the consulate, Israeli company executives, and senior members of the Shanghai municipality. The Mayor of Haifa, Einat Kalisch-Rotem sent a pre-taped message.

“The Israeli consulate in Shanghai serves as a bridge between Israel and eastern China, fostering economic, cultural, and academic ties between the two nations,” the Foreign Ministry said. For the first time since China opened its borders this year after the COVID-19 crisis, and with the assistance of the consulate, Shanghai is scheduled to host a number of Israeli performances in key cultural venues in the coming months. This includes two performances by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and theater productions.