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301. Liverpool makes massive impact
2010. 11 May(liverpooldailypost.co.uk) Liverpool's pavilion at the World Expo, in Shanghai, is beating its competitor cities with treble the number of visitors in opening days.
On average, between 1,800 and 2,000 people are calling at the stand each day, compared to around 400 visiting the likes of Venice and Pondicherry.Click here >> more info...
302. Find out what you're breathing at the 2010 Expo
2010. 11 MayThe United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gets in on the 2010 Expo with real-time air quality monitoring from the site
(cnngo.com) Although it might not tell you what you’re breathing in, the new real-time website from the EPA and 2010 Expo folks will now tell you at least how bad (or good) the Shanghai air is. This, according to EPA officials, is part of Shanghai’s overall plan to help clear the often “thick blanket of smog” from the region. Click here >> more info...
303. Coca-Cola China Launches Eco-Friendly Light Weight Bottle
2010. 11 MayCoca-Cola China launched an eco-friendly light weight bottle for its well-known drinking water brand, Ice Dew. The launch comes just in time for the opening of Shanghai Expo 2010 which is focus on sustainable development.
(popsop.com) The innovative new ultra-light bottle is the lightest bottle of its size on the Chinese beverage market, and reduces the carbon footprint by 35%. Click here >> more info...
304. May Day the Expo Way
2010. 11 MayFLAMENCO FIRE: Spanish dance captivates the crowd inside the Spain Pavilion at Expo 2010
by Francisco Little
(bjreview.com.cn) The long queue wound its way forward like a python. It was hot. Umbrellas provided a continuous cover of shade against the blazing Shanghai sun. Ahead lay the entrance to the hand-weaved wicker basket-shaped Spain Pavilion. Getting into a pavilion—any pavilion—at the World Expo during the May Day holiday weekend was going to require mega endurance. Click here >> more info...
305. Designing a sustainable future
2010. 11 MayMurialdo's pavilion in the Urban Best Practices Area at World Expo in Shanghai.(Photo: Luciano Romano)
by Yue Hongyan
(life.globaltimes.cn) As visitors to World Expo in Shanghai began to experience the diversified concepts of building a better future last week, many of the world's leading architects and designers behind the concepts gathered in Beijing to share their visions of creating a low-carbon sustainable world. Click here >> more info...
306. How to visit Shanghai Expo's UBPA from a professional perspective?
2010. 11 May(english.peopledaily.com.cn) Following the opening of the Shanghai World Expo Park, numerous tourists have visited more than 200 pavilions. However, some pavilions such as China, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland are so popular that tourists have to wait three to four hours just to get in. Meanwhile, some pavilions are not so favored by tourists, particular the Urban Best Practices Area (UBPA) on the western bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai. Click here >> more info...
307. Shanghai Expo dreams of green, high-tech future
2010. 11 MayBeth J. Harpaz (AP)
(AP) Imagine a refrigerator that orders your groceries. Or a house that builds itself. Or a car called a Leaf that runs on solar energy and wind power.
These concepts and many other futuristic ideas — some already in use, some within reach, some just a dream — are being sketched out for visitors to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.Click here >> more info...
308. President Koroma opens Salone's Pavilion
2010. 11 May(awoko.org) President Ernest Bai Koroma last Friday opened the Sierra Leone National Pavilion at the China EXPO 2010 in Shanghai to a rousing welcome from both Sierra Leoneans and foreign nationals present to see the first African Pavilion opened to the public.
In his address, the President warmly welcomed all present on behalf of the government and people of Sierra Leone and extended his deep gratitude to the Mayor and allClick here >> more info...
309. Rain fails to deter crowd from visiting Brunei Pavilion
2010. 10 MayVisitors continued to visit the Brunei Pavilion, despite the long drizzle yesterday, which saw a lower than expected turnout at the Shanghai World Expo.
(news.brunei.fm) The Brunei Pavilion attracted a crowd of 15,000 on a day when rain started at around 5am and ended in the evening after 6pm in Shanghai. Click here >> more info...
310. Trade chief Rogers promotes Fiji in China
2010. 10 May(fijisun.com.fj) Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau chief executive officer Annie Rogers meets with potential investors during her trip to China for the opening of Shanghai's Expo 2010.
Ms Rogers took advantage of the trip to hold meetings with groups interested in investing in Fiji. Click here >> more info...
311. Europe Day celebrated at Expo Garden
2010. 10 May(china.org.cn) Europe Day was celebrated at Expo 2010 Shanghai on Sunday with a multicultural parade featuring more than 500 performers from 23 European countries.
The parade offered Expo visitors a chance to discover the richness and diversity of European traditions and cultures. The parade started from Houtan Square and traveled through C Zone before arriving at Expo Boulevard.Click here >> more info...
312. Macau Pavilion continues to shine
2010. 10 May(macaudailytimes.com.mo) More and more visitors were attracted to the Macau and Tak Seng On Pavilions, despite the number of people entering the Shanghai World Expo venue reported a decrease after the Labour Day holiday in the mainland.
According to a press statement from the Macau Preparation Office for the 2010 Shanghai Expo, more than 12,000 people visited the “Jade Rabbit” and Tak Seng On Pavilions from May 6 to May 7, representing an increase of 35 percent.
Situated next to the China Pavilion, the design of a rabbit drew a large crowd of people to line up in order to see what the Macau Pavilion has to offer. Click here >> more info...
313. Vice Premier Encourages Meteorologists
2010. 10 May(english.cri.cn) Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu Sunday encouraged the country's meteorologists to improve weather forecasting ability to better serve the country's social and economic development.
Weather forecasting is important in carrying out disaster relief, safeguarding people's life and property security, Click here >> more info...
314. Swiss Pavilion: Chinese Philosophy Reflected
2010. 10 Mayby Li Zhenyu
(english.cri.cn) With a combination of shiny red curtain and a sightseeing cable car, the Swiss Pavilion has turned out to be one of the hottest pavilions at the Shanghai World Expo.
"The most distinguished features of the pavilion are its curtain of woven aluminum and chairlift ride," said Andreas Schmucki, Chief Operating Officer of the Swiss Pavilion. "Our country is portraying itself through an exhibition on the sub-theme of the Expo, Rural-Urban Interaction."Click here >> more info...
315. Emission Reduction Agreement For UN Pavilion
2010. 10 May(chinacsr.com) A carbon offset agreement has been signed at the UN Pavilion in the Shanghai World Expo Park, making the UN Pavilion the first international pavilion to join in the voluntary emission reduction initiative at the park. Click here >> more info...
316. Azure weathering steel panels clad the exterior of Australian Pavilion
2010. 10 May(metalworker.com.au) FACADE Solutions used BlueScope Steel Azure weathering steel panels to clad the exterior of the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
According to Facade Solutions, the Azure weathering steel panels have been designed to develop an oxidised layer which protects the steel beneath from further corrosion. Click here >> more info...
317. Yemeni pavilion attracted more than 40 thousand world visitors
2010. 9 Mayby Saba
(sabanews.net) More than 40 thousand visitors from various nationalities visited the Yemeni pavilion in the festive ceremony in the exhibition area of EXPO 2010 Shanghai.
In a statement to Saba, Director of Exhibitions at the Ministry of Industry and Trade Abdul Kareem Senan said Yemen's participation in this international event under the slogan of "Yemen Civilization and Art" is an opportunity to introduce the civilization, history and tourism of Yemen.
Click here >> more info...
318. The EU sets out its stall in Shanghai
2010. 9 May(euronews.net) It’s Europe Day at the World Expo in China’s business capital Shanghai.
For the first time at a World Fair outside of EU borders, the European Union has its own pavilion through which to project its image to the rest of the world.Click here >> more info...
319. Brunei To Showcase Wedding At The Expo
2010. 7 Mayby James Kon
(brudirect.com) Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei Darussalam will take centrestage at the Shanghai World Expo tomorrow (May 8) when His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, officiates the Brunei Pavilion.
During the opening ceremony, a group of 23 Bruneians will be displaying the traditional Brunei wedding on stage.Click here >> more info...
320. Federation on show at World Expo 2010
2010. 6 MaySt Kitts and Nevis’ participation at the World Expo 2010 is a major platform to showcase to the rest of the world what the Federation has to offer.
(zizonline.com) ZIZ News today had the opportunity to see some of the designs of the Federation’s booth at the Expo. We also caught up with Samuel Berridge, Senior Trade Policy Officer in the Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Mr Berridge has been involved in the Federation’s participation at the World Expo and he provided some positive feedback on how things were going so far in Shanghai. Click here >> more info...
321. The USA Pavilion Is a Disgrace
2010. 6 MayThe Line in Front of the USA Pavilion
by John Mahoney
(popsci.com) Many of the pavilions at the 2010 Expo in Shanghai are phenomenal, both inside and out. The USA pavilion, however, is neither. But far worse than being visually unimpressive (which it is), the essence of our representation at the largest World's Fair carries an even sadder message. Click here >> more info...
322. Bamboo German-Chinese House Glows Like a Lantern
2010. 6 Mayby Bridgette Meinhold
(inhabitat.com) Seen over at Arch Daily this morning, Germany and China’s captivating German-Chinese House for the Shanghai World expo is a study in bamboo. The two story art building is the only pavilion in the Expo to utilize the extremely renewable and fast growing material as a load-bearing structure.
Designed by Markus Heinsdorff in collaboration with MUDI,Click here >> more info...
323. More than 33 Mln Shanghai World Expo Tickets Sold
2010. 6 May(english.cri.cn) More than 33 million Shanghai World Expo tickets have been sold, according to the latest statistics from the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination. Click here >> more info...
324. How Did The US Manage To Spend $61 Million
2010. 6 Mayby Adam Minter
(huffingtonpost.com) As regular readers of Shanghai Scrap know, for more than a year I've asked the USA pavilion at Expo 2010 (World's Fair) and the State Department to provide me with a precise accounting of how they're spending the US$61 million that they've raised from private corporations in the name of the United States of America. And, for more than a year, I've been met with either a) silence, or b) "we can't do anything unless the pavilion's board of directors approves it." Even if the latter answer is sincere (and I'm pretty sure it's not), the fact that several of the board members refuse to return my calls doesn't bode well for my request. Click here >> more info...
325. Made in China
2010. 6 Mayby Debesh Banerjee
(expressindia.com) In May 2008, D Radhakrishna Naidu, head of the design unit of JWT India, was given six months to create a concept for the India Pavilion at World Expo 2010, Shanghai. Having designed pavilions at three world expos — Seville in 1992, Lisbon in 1998 and Hanover in 2000 — Naidu was not too worried. “This time I wanted to synthesise the centuries-old link between India and China. So I Click here >> more info...
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