8 December 2020
China’s Guangzhou tower lit up for first National Skills Competition
The Competition will take place in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, from 10 to 13 December.
Canton Tower, also known as the Guangzhou TV Tower, was illuminated this week to mark the 10-day countdown to the 1st Vocational Skills Competition of the People’s Republic of China.
Every night until 13 December, the 600-meter-tall tower, the highest TV tower in China, will show a promotional video lasting four minutes and 30 seconds. Words such as “New Era, New Skills, New Dream,” the theme of the competition, and the “Master Skills, Change the World” slogan of the 46th WorldSkills Competition to take place in Shanghai in 2022 can be seen on the building.
The Competition in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, from 10 to 13 December will see 2,565 contestants from all over the country compete in 86 skills.
Among them, 63 are included in the 46th WorldSkills Competition and Competitors will also compete for places in the national training team before vying for tickets to represent China in the international competition.
Both Guangdong and Shanghai will have 97 Competitors taking part in the event.
Besides the Competition, there will also be demonstrations of traditional Chinese skills, exhibitions and interactive activities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public will need reservations to attend the national competition. It will also be shown online.