The "6.7 Billions' Survival" Exhibition is currently touring China! The tour will visit Suzhou city starting December 1.

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Suzhou Science and Cultural Arts Centre
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Scene from the opening ceremony
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Scene from the exhibition site

"6.5 Billions' Survival - Living, with Emerging Sciences" has been touring China since September 2008 (The exhibit had been held in Miraikan from October 28, 2006 through February 5, 2007). Following its visit to Nanjing, the exhibition arrived in Suzhou on December 1.

Suzhou is an hour drive from Shanghai and is a city with many well-designed water ways: It was described as Venice of the east by Marco Polo. Its scattered gardens are designated as a World Heritage site. Last year, the "Suzhou Science and Cultural Arts Centre" opened and has attracted attention since then as a new cultural spot where various events such as opera, ballet, and film festivals are held.

<Outline>
Venue: Suzhou Science and Cultural Arts Centre
Term: December 1, 2008 - January 2, 2009
In Association with: China Association for Science and Technology/Japan Science and Technology Agency
Sponsor: China Association for Science and Technology Department of Science Popularization/China Association for Science and Technology Department of International Affairs
Implementation: China International Conference Center of Science and Technology/Suzhou Association for Science and Technology/Science and Technology Association of Suzhou Industrial Park
Planning and Production: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

- Future Schedule -
* Hefei Science and Technology Museum (Anhui province): January 18, 2009 - March 17, 2009
* Sichuan Science and Technology Museum (Chengdu city): April 7, 2009 - June 6, 2009

<The Purpose of this Special Exhibition>
Now, Earth's environment is rapidly changing due to the activities of the human race. The issue for us is no longer "how are we going to protect the earth," it has become "how are we going to survive." This Special Exhibition introduces various engagements related to science and technology that corresponds to the "protect and survive" concerns. Whether we are able to make good use of science and technology, share the results, and apply technology while avoiding the associated risks will all depend on our wisdom. At the time this exhibition was premiered two years ago at Miraikan, the world's population was 6.5 billion. Today, it is said that the population of our planet exceeds 6.7 billion. China, with the world's largest population, is a country where 1/5 of the world's people live and is a country that continues to grow in population and influence at a remarkable rate.

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