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251. Italy's Venice pavilion opens
2010. 27 Mayby Xinhua
(news.xinhuanet.com) The Spain and UK pavilions at the 2010 Expo Shanghai have won the 2010 International Awards by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The RIBA International Awards reward excellent work being done by RIBA members around the world. The award ceremony will be held in London on June 29. Click here >> more info...
252. Nestlé's got bottle: Expo eco-device goes nationwide
2010. 27 May(globaltimes.cn) The Swiss government's eco-friendly themed Pavilion is proving a hit with Shanghai Expo visitors and now one of the products it showcases is being rolled out across other cities in China, including Beijing.
Their eco-shape Pure Life bottle, manufactured by Nestlé, was launched alongside a corporate education course about water-saving and environmental consciousness (pictured, right, are children participating in activities), inClick here >> more info...
253. Cultural relics shown at Shanghai Expo
2010. 27 MayThe Urban Footprint Pavilion is focusing on the past, present, and future of the people and the cities they live in. (Photo: CNTV.cn)
(news.xinhuanet.com) Apart from various pavilions representing different nationalities at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, there are also pavilions focusing on the past, present, and future of the people and the cities they live in. Click here >> more info...
254. Shanghai Expo pavilions showcase nations
2010. 27 MayThe six-month world's fair is a chance for 190 countries to strut their stuff. There is a something for everyone, from the avant-garde to socialist kitsch. Think the Guggenheim meets Disneyland.
by Barbara Demick,Los Angeles Times
(latimes.com) What does a pavilion say about your country?
Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the British pavilion at Shanghai's Expo 2010, figured that foreign visitors would expect Britain to conjure images of "bowler hats, black taxis and rain." Instead, he gave them an extraordinary objet d'art ( "a building which is an exhibit, or an exhibit which is a building," as he calls it) that resembles a giant dandelion head with thousands of seeds embedded in 60,000 acrylic rods that sway in the breeze.Click here >> more info...
255. Canadian wood construction on display at Shanghai
2010. 26 May(journalofcommerce.com) Canadian expertise in wood construction is on display at the Shanghai Expo 2010, which opened May 1 and closes Oct. 31. The federal government invested $ 2.5 million to build the three-storey pavilion.
The 900 square metre building showcases the development of Vancouver Click here >> more info...
256. S. Korean promotion week starts at Shanghai Expo
2010. 26 MaySouth Korea launched a national promotion week at the ongoing 2010 Shanghai Expo on Wednesday in an effort to showcase its culture, art and technological power to China.
by Kim Young-gyo
(english.yonhapnews.co.kr) South Korea Week, scheduled to run until Sunday, will feature traditional Korean dancing, music concerts and fashion shows Click here >> more info...
257. Nordic Lighthouse fundraiser for kids
2010. 26 May
by Nancy Zhang
(shanghaidaily.com) This week Expo visitors disembarking at Qinhuangdao Ferry Terminal can buy art to benefit the local Morning Tears charity for children with parents behind bars.
Paintings by Shanghai art students are on offer at the arts and culture venue Nordic Lighthouse on the riverside. Click here >> more info...
258. Expo passports in short supply at park
2010. 26 Mayby Ni Dandan
(life.globaltimes.cn) With sweat dripping from their brow, visitors were left empty-handed Monday after running around the Expo Park in search of an Expo passport, a popular souvenir that has for days been missing from many stores shelves inside the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
As the temperature hit a new high of 30 C inside the park, organizers promised that the shortage of supplies is being dealt with, and that visitors would be able to purchase the collector's itemClick here >> more info...
259. Clinton visits world's fair in Shanghai
2010. 25 MayClinton visits world's fair in Shanghai, not as impressed with U.S. pavilion
by Preeti Aroon
(hillary.foreignpolicy.com) Secretary Clinton visited the Expo 2010 world's fair in Shanghai this Saturday, where you could hear "scattered calls" of "We love you, Hillary!" according to the Washington Post. Above, she greets Haibao, the Expo's mascot. Click here >> more info...
260. Three funny things about Hillary Clinton's visit to the USA Pavilion
2010. 25 MayFrom the Flickr account of the US Dept of State
(shanghaiist.com) CNNGo has a article detailing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the Expo over the weekend, of which I've picked the three little factoids I find the most funny. Like most things on this site that are USA Pavilion related, the type of funny they are leans towards that cringe-inducing Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque type of funny. Click here >> more info...
261. Opera travels from Mongolia to Expo, by way of Broadway
2010. 25 MayPerformance shows Inner Mongolian wedding. (Source: expo2010.cn)
(news.xinhuanet.com) Part Broadway, part Asian steppes, the first modern opera from China's Inner Mongolia is getting its premiere at the World Expo.
"The Heart of Love," is directed chiefly by Don Frantz, associate producer of the big Broadway hits "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast."Click here >> more info...
262. Lloyd's China granted direct insurance license
2010. 25 May(chinaknowledge.com) Lloyd's China, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lloyd's, a leading insurer in the world, has obtained approval by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission to launch direct insurance business in addition to its existing reinsurance business. Click here >> more info...
263. Shanghai World Expo visitors exceed 5 million
2010. 25 May(life.globaltimes.cn) The cool and comfortable weather in Shanghai instilled a good mood for travel in Shanghai World Expo visitors and the daily number of Shanghai World Expo visitors reached 311,400 on May 23, an increase of 28 percent compared with the 239,300 visitors on May 16.
The total number of Shanghai World Expo visitors has now exceeded 5 million, and the operations Click here >> more info...
264. Better Rails, Better Life
2010. 24 MayThe China Railway Pavilion is one of the most popular pavilions at the 2010 World Expo, drawing more than 4,000 visitors a day
by Hu Yue
(bjreview.com.cn) At the ongoing World Expo in Shanghai, the China Railway Pavilion is one of the technological masterpieces stunning the visitors. Click here >> more info...
265. Sweden's Expo pavilion boasts innovative, sustainable structure
2010. 21 Mayby Xinhua
(news.xinhuanet.com) Sweden's pavilion in the World Expo in Shanghai reflects innovation and sustainability in Sweden, Jan Soderlind, director of the International Wood Program of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
To be compatible with the Expo's theme of "Better City, Better Life," Sweden's pavilion was constructed out of four square boxes, each of them made of 20 cubic meters of wood structure.Click here >> more info...
266. Shanghai Expo Pays $3.2 Million for Plagiarized Japanese Song
2010. 20 MayA Japanese newspaper reports that Shanghai World Expo organizers will pay US$3.2 million for plagiarizing a Japanese song (Internet photo)
(theepochtimes.com) The Shanghai World Expo will pay 300 million Japanese yen (approximately US$3.2 million) to Japanese singer Maya Okamoto for plagiarizing her song, according to a report published on Japanese news websites last week. Click here >> more info...
267. Austria Day spotlights on Architecture Revolutionary Pavilion
2010. 20 MayPhoto: Maria Ziegelböck
(juicypool.com) On May 21, the Shanghai Expo will focus on Austria. “Austria Day” will once again throw the spotlight on the pavilion designed by the Vienna-based architects SPAN & Zeytinoglu. The building is the product of computer-generated design based on natural and evolutionary processes.
The Austrian pavilion is among the five most popular in Shanghai. It has been praised for its combination of dynamic and harmonic designs and for its mixture of futuristic and poetic elements Click here >> more info...
268. SAIC YeZ Concept Car inhales C02, emits oxygen
2010. 20 Mayby Mike Hanlon
(gizmag.com) General Motor's Joint-Venture partner in China, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) rolled out a concept alongside GM's EN-V at Expo 2010 which in many ways is more ground-breaking than the EN-V. The idea behind the YeZ Concept is that it will photosynthesize, absorbing carbon dioxide from surrounding air and emitting oxygen back into the atmosphere. Among the many futuristic aspects of the YeZ (Chinese for “leaf” as Nissan already uses the name for a clever green concept that is heading for production) is a roof that incorporates solar panels and wheels that incorporate small wind turbines to harvest energy from the environment. Click here >> more info...
269. A dream of the invisible pavilion
2010. 20 Mayby David Gosset
(www.atimes.com) To remain relevant in a time of rapid transformation, government policies, business strategies or the conceptual frameworks of analysts must fully integrate the meaning and effects of the Chinese renaissance, arguably the 21st century's major factor of change.
Just as China needs to create channels to better explain its conditions and intentions, the world has to approach the Chinese continent not as a separate and extinct civilization - sinology as a mere chapter of the "Oriental studies" - but as an ubiquitous source of modernity - "global China". Click here >> more info...
270. Danish bike crash at Chinese World Expo
2010. 20 May(icenews.is) A Chinese man has broken his leg after crashing a Danish bicycle at the World Expo.
The Danish Pavilion in Shanghai, much lauded by Chinese visitors for its iconic Little Mermaid statue, has found its city bike display less popular after locals encountered difficulties with the foreign two-wheelers. Click here >> more info...
271. The Vietnamese Pavilion
2010. 20 MayThe 2010 World Exposition in Shanghai is the first registered one in a developing country.
by Joe Drury
(dtinews.vn) Vietnam’s involvement with China’s Expo 2010 has a special significance compared to the other pavilions, as this year marks the 60th anniversary of political relations between the two countries. Vietnam’s pavilion, with an area of 1,000 square meters will center upon its capital city with the theme “1,000-year History of Hanoi.” Click here >> more info...
272. The US Pavilion Controversy and the Threat to American Public Diplomacy
2010. 19 Mayby Bob Jacobson
(worldnews.hometips4u.com) When Hillary Clinton travels to Shanghai on Friday, May 21, to applaud the US Pavilion at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo for which she personally raised the funds necessary to save the project when it looked as if it would implode last year, she will arrive with a retinue including Ambassador William Huntsman, Consul General Bea Camp, and the personable Commissioner General Jose Villarreal. As the key players in the US Pavilion’s self-proclaimed “success,” they may arrive expecting to open the champagne and toast a “Mission Accomplished!” of their own. Click here >> more info...
273. Tencent hands QQ.com Expo project to Ogilvy PR in Beijing
2010. 19 MayTencent has appointed Ogilvy Public Relations Beijing to provide communications support to QQ.com following a competitive pitch against four other international agencies.
(media.asia) The agency will be tasked with developing the brand and product PR strategies for the QQ.com business unit and managing all Shanghai Expo media communications until the end of 2010. Tencent is a senior sponsor of the Shanghai World Expo in the internet services category. Click here >> more info...
274. Knauf's plasterboard makes buildings greener
2010. 19 MayGlobal leading building materials manufacturer Knauf has been recognized for its long-term commitment in providing environmentally friendly building materials used by international participants at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
(english.people.com.cn) Knauf Plasterboard (Wuhu), a German invested firm, was selected to supply plasterboard products to 15 pavilions at the 2010 World Expo, including the World Expo Center, the US Pavilion and the Australian Pavilion. Click here >> more info...
275. NYSE Euronext To Open New York Trading On May 20 Remotely From USA Pavilion
2010. 19 May(mondovisione.com) On Thursday, May 20, NYSE Euronext (NYX) with guests will open trading remotely on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) from the USA National Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. In addition to this first-ever remote bell ringing from Shanghai, the USA Pavilion features a replica of the world famous NYSE building façade and bell podium, where guests visiting the Expo can participate in a simulated bell ringing ceremony.
NYSE Euronext is the exclusive sponsor for equities and derivatives markets of the USA National Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.Click here >> more info...
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