Shanghai Expo 2010

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  1. chinapakistan

    chinapakistan SENIOR MEMBER

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    Shanghai Expo 2010 will start tommorow, I open this thread for discussing cultrue, new techonology and etc everything about Shanghai Expo. Welcome to post news, article, pics and video about Shanghai Expo.:smitten::cheers:
     
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  2. chinapakistan

    chinapakistan SENIOR MEMBER

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    I go first.
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    China confident to present successful, impressive World Expo despite challenges

    SHANGHAI, April 28 (Xinhua) -- The unprecedentedly large passenger flows might be a challenge for the upcoming World Expo, but China is confident of holding a "successful, wonderful and impressive World Expo".

    The World Expo has always been an opportunity to showcase the mankind's great achievements and diverse cultures. According to the latest statistics, 189 countries and 57 international organizations were to attend the Expo.

    The Danes have brought their "Little Mermaid" statue, together with the sea water of Copenhagen, to tell the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. The Czechs will display the 300-year-old bronze plaques that rest on the base of the Saint John Nepomucensis statue in Prague in their pavilion, while Canada's Cirque du Soleil will present dazzling performances.

    However, three countries -- Bhutan, Kuwait and Burkina Faso, which had previously confirmed their attendance at the Expo, quit because of "various difficulties", Hong Hao, director-general of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, said at a press conference Wednesday.

    With the opening of the Expo in only two days, organizers were stepping up efforts to iron out problems that emerged from the previous trial runs, including visitor complaints about the crowdedness, expensive food and paralyzed booking machines.

    Problems exposed during the six trial runs of the Expo, between April 20 and April 26, had been corrected and services improved, said Yang Xiong, member of the Shanghai World Expo organizing committee.

    More volunteers and public facilities, including chairs, wheel chairs and garbage cans, were added in the Expo park, while 88 temporary food sale booths were planned and traveling food stores would be added when necessary, said Yang, also executive deputy mayor of Shanghai.

    Food prices at the Expo park saw a decline after organizers working to cut sellers' operating costs and enhancing price monitoring, he said.

    Eight years ago when the organizing work began, "we knew we had to face challenges at an unexpected scale," and problems were expected to emerge during the Expo which would see "the largest park, the largest number of visitors and the largest number of participants", said Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, secretary-general of the Bureau of International Exposition.

    The Shanghai World Expo, scheduled to open on May 1, will last six months. It will be the largest world exhibition ever and is expected to attract 70 million visitors from both home and abroad.

    Shanghai is to present a "quality" World Expo despite challenges posed by its unprecedented size and an expected record high number of visitors, Loscertales said.

    When the Expo opens its door to the world in just two days, "visitors will see that this challenge of quantity and quality had been very successfully met", he said.

    China confident to present successful, impressive World Expo despite challenges
     
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    Expo Park well prepared to greet visitors - People's Daily Online

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    Photo taken on April 29, 2010 shows a corner of the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China. As the opening of the World Expo draws near, World Expo Park is well prepared to greet visitors all around the world. (Xinhua/Chen Kai)

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    A cleaner works outside the Denmark Pavilion to make preparations for Shanghai Expo, which will kick off on May 1, in Shanghai, east China, April 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Xie Xiudong)

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    A worker waters flowers outside the Turkey Pavilion to make preparations for Shanghai Expo, which will kick off on May 1, in Shanghai, east China, April 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Xie Xiudong)

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    A workers cleans up the external wall of Ireland Pavilion at the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, April 29, 2010. As the opening of the World Expo draws near, World Expo Park is well prepared to greet visitors all around the world. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

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    A worker checks the electrical circuit of Austria Pavilion at the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, April 29, 2010. As the opening of the World Expo draws near, World Expo Park is well prepared to greet visitors all around the world. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

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    Largest-ever Expo gears up - People's Daily Online

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    A member of staff cleans audience seats Thursday in preparation for the evening fireworks display today to mark the opening of the World Expo in Shanghai. The Expo officially opens tomorrow

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    Photo taken on April 28, 2010 shows the illuminated night view of the kite forest of Mexico Pavilion at the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China. The Mexico Pavilion turned on its night illumination on Wednesday.

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    Photo taken on April 28, 2010 shows the illuminated night view of Gelle Fra (Golden Lady) (F), a national treasure of Luxemburg, in front of Luxemburg Pavilion at the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Pei Xin)
     
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    BBC News - Shanghai Expo is China's new showcase to the world

    "Page last updated at 23:21 GMT, Thursday, 29 April 2010 00:21 UK

    Shanghai Expo is China's new showcase to the world

    By Chris Hogg
    BBC News, Shanghai

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    Millions of visitors are expected at the massive Expo site in Shanghai

    The World Expo is opening in the Chinese city of Shanghai - the first time a developing country has hosted the event.

    Chinese state media says the country has spent much more on the event than was spent on the Beijing Olympics.

    At least 70 million visitors - almost all of them Chinese - are expected to visit pavilions and exhibitions staged by more than 240 countries and organisations from around the world."
     
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    Crown of the world: Mother China Pavilion

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    I bet they'll want sunny day to go with the opening.
     
  8. chinapakistan

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    If not, they will change the weather.:cheers: