5-8. NO MOSQUITOS
4.8 WE ARE NOW IN ASIA
Nina and Hjalte
3-8 LIFE ON THE ROAD
Life on the Russian highways has been hot, dusty and dirty. You have to find the rough beauty and not expect comfort. That said things have improved vastly since we were here twenty years ago. All the new gas-stations with eatable things for sale, a choice in new supermarkets, the truck stops with motels of a sort. All that is new and then the important change: no more GAI, no more police check-points at ALL towns, no more a country off-limits for foreigners. So now we can sleep in the same cheap hotels as the truckers. Here we can plug in power and sneak the wire
out a window, or get power from a tire-repair shop (our favorite). Traffic is heavy, fast and Hjalte
25-6. SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE CHINESE EMBASSY AT THE COPENHAGEN TOWNHALL SQUARE
Distinguished guests, Dear friends, Good morning！
It is my pleasure to attend today’s ceremony and meet you all. First of all, on behalf of Chinese Embassy in Denmark, I would like to extend congratulations to Mr. Hjalte Tin and Mrs. Nina Rasmussen.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Denmark. On this occasion as well as the Shanghai EXPO, supported by Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy together with the Danish EXPO team, Danish writers and explorers Mr. Hjalte Tin and Mrs. Nina Rasmussen initiated an innovative campaign. That is to drive two new energy cars round the world from Denmark to China and attend the Shanghai EXPO. To me, it is a fantastic trip with far-reaching significance. On one hand, it is a showcase of new energy cars including its technology and concept. On the other hand, it will also strengthen the communication and friendship between our two countries.
China and Denmark are traditional trading partners. In the past 6 decades, the two sides have carried out successful cooperation in areas such as economy, trade, science and technology, culture, education and so on. China is the biggest developing country in the world with tremendous market and great potential. Now we are also trying to shift the growth pattern with more focus on energy-saving and efficiency in order to achieve sustainable development. Denmark is a leading country in clean energy and green development. Its energy solution has been widely applauded in the world. There are endless opportunities for the two countries to cooperate in this area. We hope the two sides could further draw from each other’s advantages and fully explore the potential.
Today’s campaign could act as a good example. The car team with members from our two countries will work together during 36,000 km journey round the world. They will tell the world an amazing story of green energy and electric cars.
At last, I wish them a successful trip and more fruitful results for China-Denmark new energy cooperation.
Thank you all.