On 27 August 27, the 45th WorldSkills Competition came to a close in Kazan, Russia. At the Closing Ceremony, the
WorldSkills flag, was passed to China as the host of the 46th WorldSkills Competition in 2021.
Over 40,000 people packed the Kazan Arena Stadium to watch the medal presentations, but also to come together to celebrate not just the winners, but all those taking part and the role skills play in our world.
In attendance was President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and President of WorldSkills, Simon Bartley, along with Wang Yongqing, Vice chairn of the CPPCC national committee, Zhang Jinan, Minister of human resources and social security, Ying Yong, Mayor of Shanghai, and Peng Chenlei, Vice mayor of Shanghai.
In the resounding cheers and shouts of the entire audience, medals were announced in each of the 56 skills. project prize list announced in turn.
At the flag handover ceremony, the WorldSkills flag was presented to Wang Yongqing, Zhang Jinan and Ying Yong. Ying Yong accepted the flag, showed it to the whole audience and waved it. Warm applause broke out in the site and the world's eyes focused on Shanghai.
China presented a 10-minute performance titled "Charming China, dynamic Shanghai" to the global audience. The show opened with a segment called "the world of technology," about a day in the life of young people working in fashion design, body repair, fine carpentry, cooking, and floriculture. They gathered at the national convention and exhibition center, the venue of the WorldSkills Shanghai 2021, to announce to the world with a vigorous attitude: 2021, Shanghai is ready!
Then, the audience experienced the Chinese entertainment as a dozens of young Chinese filled the arena with traditional drumming. Dressed in cheongsam and holding a paper fan, a girl danced her graceful figure, showing the broad and profound Chinese culture, as well as the unique charm of Shanghai and Jiangnan. Then, the stage music become dynamic; a modern international metropolis that embraces all rivers and seas was displayed, demonsrating Shanghai welcomes friends from all over the world with an open mind.
Before the Closing Ceremony, Ying Yong also met with Simon Bartley, President of WorldSkills, and Jos De Goey, President-elect. Ying Yong said that Shanghai was actively already preparing for the 46th WorldSkills Competition and hopes to continue to receive guidance and support from the WorldSkills and the two Presidents.