BEIJING, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Newspapers and news agencies of many countries have lauded the outstanding organization of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
The expo is crowded with visitors but everything is in perfect order, said a report of Romania Press Agency on Sunday.
The agency's reporter also heaped praise on the clean environment of Shanghai, saying that China is trying to show the image of a modernized city with a strong sense of environment protection through the Shanghai Expo.
Indonesia's largest Chinese-language newspaper International Daily News said Monday that the Shanghai Expo displayed China's boom and the rise of other emerging countries, revealed the great drives and charms of the strides of the human civilization, and expressed the world people's collective pursuit for a better life in cities.
"Better City, Better Life," the theme of the 2010 World Expo, posed a harsh challenge for the development of major cities of emerging economies and also provided a rare opportunity for all industries, the paper said in a commentary.
The article suggested leaders and the public of Indonesian cosmopolises learn from the Shanghai Expo and make contributions to building their own cities and to the progress of human civilization.
Austrian media released many stories before and after the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Expo on Saturday.
Austria's largest daily Neue Kronen Zeitung said Saturday that the Shanghai Expo was the most expensive event which cost twice as much as the Beijing Olympic Games.
"Shanghai, the window of China, will also become a center of the world," the paper said.
"Whoever does not show here would disappear from the eyesight of China in 50 years," the paper quoted deputy commissioner of Austria's delegation Brigitt Murr as saying.
For those who want and could do business in China, no one does not hold good prospects of this future economic superpower, it added.
The article quoted current popular remarks in China as saying that "there is no topic that the Beijingers cannot talk about, no food that the Cantonese dare not eat, and nothing that the Shanghai people cannot accomplish."
An English-language daily of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said Monday that the country's participation in the Shanghai Expo comes as a recognition of the important role played by China on the global stage.
It also reflects the advancements made in the UAE-China relationship at various levels, the Dubai-based Gulf News said in an editorial.
Omar Al Bitar, the UAE's ambassador to China, was quoted as saying that the UAE is proud to bring a small part of the country to China.
"This is a great day for China, and a great day for the UAE ... We are also very happy to welcome all our visitors to hear our story," he said after opening the UAE pavilion, which occupies an area of 6,000 square meters in the heart of the expo site.
In Canada, many people could still call into their mind the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Expo.
Kim Zhang, president of TianBao Travel, an authorized ticketing agent of the expo, said: "When watching the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Expo, people would naturally be reminded of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games two years ago ... China hosted two great world events in three years, which is such a great thing."
"I watched the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Expo attentively from the very beginning to the end, and was deeply touched by many details... There were such moving moments like a teenager helping a blind singer coming up to the stage, a Shanghai-resident Japanese singing a song every Chinese of my generation are familiar with, etc."
Bobby Cai, president of Canada-China Tourism Association, said: "At the very beginning, I was a little bit worried about the event, but afterwards, I was so much relieved and satisfied. It's a perfection! I just returned from Shanghai, there's such a great change in Shanghai in the four months after I last visited the city."
Michael Chan, Ontario minister of tourism and culture, said: "I'm also sorry that I can not be in China at this moment. But I'll go to China in June. If not June, in July or August I'll be in China for sure."