Thu, August 19, 2010

Shanghai ready for World Expo

Rehearsal of fireworks for Shanghai Expo opening ceremony

Fireworks explode over the Expo Performance Centre and the China pavilion during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo April 27, 2010. Full story


World Expo 2010 Shanghai

What will Expo 2010 Shanghai China deliver to the world? There is no doubt the Chinese people will present to the world a successful, splendid and unforgettable exposition.


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Basic facts about 2010 World Expo


2010 Expo emblem

The emblem, depicting the image of three people-you, me, him/her holding hands together, symbolizes the big family of mankind. Inspired by the shape of the Chinese character"世", the design conveys the organizers' wish to host an Expo which is of global scale. [More]


2010 Expo mascot

The name of the mascot of World Expo 2010 Shanghai China is Hai Bao, which means the treasure of the sea. The name of Hai Bao is easy to remember, echoes with the color of its body and is a typical lucky name in Chinese tradition. [More]

President Hu to meet with major Taiwan guests attending Shanghai Expo

2010-04-28 05:06:46 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao will meet representatives of Taiwan guests attending the upcoming Shanghai World Expo.

Expo lures luxury brands to Shanghai

2010-04-28 02:53:15 GMT China Daily SHANGHAI - Manufacturers of luxury fashion and accessory brands are lining up to increase their products' presence in Shanghai to coincide with the opening of Expo 2010, as China's huge consumer market continues to become a magnet for luxury European brands.

Discover the Yangtze River Delta

2010-04-28 01:39:12 GMT Global Times BEIJING, April 28 -- Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu are joining forces to promote Yangtze River Delta tours that coincide with Expo. The 10 official tours all depart from Shanghai, run from two to five days and aim at giving tourists a glimpse of everything the area has to offer.

Treasures gather in French Pavilion for Shanghai Exop

2010-04-27 09:51:49 GMT Xinhua English Shanghai, April 27 (Xinhuanet) -- With various French art styles -- from modern art to classic works like Vincent Van Gogh, the French pavilion offers a creative feast for international and Chinese art enthusiasts alike.

Experience green life at Denmark Pavilion

2010-04-27 08:16:20 GMT Xinhua English With a spiral shape around a pond symbolizing the harbor, the Denmark Pavilion has a 300 meters long special bicycle lane. 250 public bicycles will be available for visitors for free. Visitors can tour the pavilion with bicycle to experience the green life of Denmark.

Japanese Industry Pavilion unveiled to press

2010-04-27 02:17:05 GMT Xinhua English The Japanese Industry Pavilion was unveiled to the press on Monday. The pavilion is devided into sections of theme theatres, eight main exhibition areas, shops and restaurants. Performances with strong senses of rhythm will be offered and images will change every three minutes.

Denmark's Little Mermaid in China

2010-04-26 03:52:10 GMT The statue of the Little Mermaid that has sat atop Copenhagen's harbour for nearly a hundred years is unveiled at the Shanghai World Expo

Music fountain in trial operation in Expo Park

2010-04-23 01:00:18 GMT Xinhua English Gorgeous music fountain is performed during trial operation on the Huangpu River between the two parts of the Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, April. 22, 2010.

Indian Pavilion holds pre-opening ceremony

2010-04-27 14:52:08 GMT Xinhua English Photos show the Indian Pavilion in Shanghai Expo Park, east China, April 27, 2010. The Indian Pavilion held a pre-opening ceremony in Shanghai on Tuesday.

Wonderful art installations in Pavilion of Urban Planet

2010-04-19 14:17:36 GMT Xinhua English This photo taken on April 18, 2010 shows scenes of different cities displayed in the Pavilion of Urban Planet in World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China.

Glance at marvelous pavilions at Shanghai Expo

2010-04-12 07:29:30 GMT Xinhua English April 11, 2010, marks the 20-day countdown to the Shanghai World Expo, which is set to open on May 1 and will last 184 days.

Shining Expo pavilions under night sky

2010-04-09 02:51:48 GMT Xinhua English Photos taken on April 7, 2010 show the illuminated Pavilions at Shanghai Expo park during the light debugging, in Shanghai, east China.

Seven ways to get Expo transportation info

2010-04-06 02:22:18 GMT China Daily SHANGHAI: The Transportation Information System for 2010 Shanghai World Expo has been completed and put into trial operation, officials said yesterday.

Backgrounder: Shanghai Basic Facts

2010-02-10 06:43:57 GMT Xinhua English History of Shanghai

Backgrounder: 2010 Shanghai Expo Forums

2010-02-10 06:37:53 GMT Xinhua English Forum is one of the most direct ways to explore the Expo theme and carry forward the spiritual heritage of the Expo.

Backgrounder: 2010 Shanghai Expo

2010-02-10 06:18:25 GMT Xinhua English World Expositions are galleries of human inspirations and thoughts. Since 1851 when the Great Exhibition of Industries of All Nations was held in London, the World Expositions have attained increasing prominence as grand events for economic, scientific, technological and cultural exchanges, serving as an important platform for displaying historical experience, exchanging innovative ideas, demonstrating esprit de corps and looking to the future.