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Danish Embassy kicked off Climate Race

Updated: 2013-05-20
By Sun Tianyuan (chinadaily.com.cn)
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On the 19th of May the Danish Embassy in China organized a ‘Climate Race’ together with China Bicycling Association and Yanqing Municipality in and outside Beijing in order to raise awareness of modern urban lifestyle, green transportation and climate issues.

Danish Ambassador Mr Friis Arne Petersen opened the event, and in attendance was Canadian Ambassador Mr Guy Saint-Jacques, Swedish Ambassador Mr Lars Fredén, Deputy Director Mr Xu Guangshu of Beijing Municipality’s Sports Bureau,President Mr Ma Zhongchao of China Bicycling Association and Sales Director in China, Mr Zhou Peng, from the Danish company Novozymes.

After gathering at the Embassy the participants went on a bike ride together in the Sanlitun area. Later the same day a longer bike race with participants from local bicycle clubs took place in Yanqing north of Beijing, where the Mayor of Yanqing County, Mr Li Xianzhong, received the Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen.

This is third time the Danish Embassy in China has organized a “Climate Race”.

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