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Shanghai to host successful Expo: Danish official
2010. 13 January
by He Miao
(news.xinhuanet.com) Shanghai will host a successful Expo in 2010 to the full satisfaction of the participants and to the honor of China, says Christopher Bo Bramsen, Danish Commissioner General of Shanghai Expo 2010.
"As most people already know, we will bring The Little Mermaid to Shanghai as a part of cultural exchanges between Denmark and China. She will be sitting in the middle of the Harbor Pool inside the pavilion just like she sits in Copenhagen," Bramsen said in a recent exclusive online interview with Xinhua.
"We lend out something that is very valuable to us and we hope that this will strengthen the ties between Denmark and China," he said.
Bramsen also described the atmosphere visitors would feel about the Danish pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.
"They will feel like they are in a real Danish city," he said. "They can ride Danish city bikes, there will be a Harbor Pool where the water is fresh and clean just like in Denmark, and they can taste a typical Danish picnic with freshly made food."
In addition, Denmark has asked some young Danish artists to give visitors their artistic impressions of Denmark, its people, and cities, Bramsen said.
"In both Denmark and China our dedicated staff is working hard to get the Danish pavilion ready on time. And the preparations aregoing on well," Bramsen said.
He added that construction of the Danish pavilion was almost finished and inside decorating would start soon.
Bramsen also expressed his pleasure with Shanghai's efforts to prepare for the Expo.
"I wish to congratulate China for your focus on sustainable urban development. The theme emphasizes the global environmental challenges that we face today," he said.
Bramsen told Xinhua that Denmark recently held a Pavilion Preview at the Expo site in Shanghai. A Danish delegation headed by Danish Environment Minister Troels Lund Poulsen visited the site.
"Now, we are looking forward to the arrival of the famous Little Mermaid in Shanghai, which should be by the end of April," Bramsen said.Source: news.xinhuanet.com