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701. Nothing will get in the way of the greatest show on Earth
2010. 4 MarchA man walks past a billboard in Shanghai showing the Chinese pavilion and promoting the $60-billion World Expo 2010, which starts on May 1 and aims to draw up to 100 million visitors. Photograph by: Philippe Lopez, AP
by Malcolm Moore, The Daily Telegraph
(ottawacitizen.com) t is the biggest event you have never heard of. In the middle of Shanghai, by the banks of the muddy Huangpu river, an area a few kilometres square is preparing to receive 70 million visitors. Click here >> more info...
702. U.S. gets in gear for Expo 2010
2010. 4 MarchOrganizers say the U.S. pavilion will be ready by May 1 for the opening of the international fair in Shanghai. America's absence might have been seen as a snub to China.
by Barbara Demick
(latimes.com) Reporting from Shanghai - Averting a diplomatic disaster, the United States says its trouble-prone pavilion at Expo 2010 should be ready for the opening May 1 of the international fair here.
Jose H. Villarreal, a San Antonio lawyer tapped last summer by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to right Click here >> more info...
703. Metro to put X-ray scans in all stations
2010. 4 Marchby Zha Minjie
(shanghaidaily.com) Metro riders with bags and luggage will be asked to go through X-ray security checks at all stations starting March 15, the subway's management said.
City subways will tighten safety checks with 570 X-ray machines at all 10 lines' 200-plus stations. Click here >> more info...
704. Xiamen Pavilion to make debut on April 22
2010. 3 MarchXiamen Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo
(whatsonxiamen.com) The Xiamen Pavilion will be put into trial operation on April 22, eight days ahead of the official opening of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the Xiamen Daily reported on Monday.
Click here >> more info...
705. Brazil Honors Author
2010. 3 Marchby Bob Yang
(shanghaidaily.com) BRAZIL yesterday appointed Paulo Coelho, the author of one of the world's most read novels, "The Alchemist," as ambassador of the country's pavilion at the World Expo 2010. Click here >> more info...
706. Murasaki staff to wear silk crepe kimonos made with BIOFRONT
2010. 3 Marchby Teijin Limited
(teijin.co.jp) The Teijin Group announced today that its BIOFRONT heat-resistant bioplastic will be used in silk crepe kimonos worn by staff at Murasaki, a Japanese restaurant operated by Kikkoman Corporation in the Japan Industry Pavilion of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China beginning May 1.
The material for the kimonos was produced in collaboration with the city of Kyotango, home of traditional Tango silk crepe, Click here >> more info...
707. Premier launches WA’s role in world’s biggest expo
2010. 3 March(australia.to) Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett will today launch the Western Australian component of the Shanghai World Expo 2010 - the biggest world Expo in history.
The Expo will run from May through to October with more than 200 countries and corporations on displayClick here >> more info...
708. Italy to Showcase
2010. 3 March(english.cri.cn) Italy's capital will showcase the lifestyle of its people at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, local official Francesco Maria Orsi told Xinhua in a recent interview.
With its theme of "The Rome Experience," the events and projects to be staged by Rome have a double goal: promoting Rome's image on the international stage and opening up opportunities for Roman firms Click here >> more info...
709. EU unveils pavilion at Shanghai Expo
2010. 3 March(english.people.com.cn) The European Commission unveiled its pavilion at Shanghai Expo while a photo exhibition being held at its Brussels-based headquarters on Tuesday, mainly for the officials from the commission and European Parliament.
Serge Abou, the EU's ambassador to China, gave an introduction on pavilion at the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition Click here >> more info...
710. The venom called
2010. 3 Marchby Rogério Beltrão Coelho
(macaudailytimes.com.mo) There’s an uproar happening concerning Macau’s pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010 and although it’s a serious matter, I feel there is something funny about it.
We have on one hand, the project’s author claiming that Macau’s organisers are interfering with his copyrights. He’s absolutely right. On the other hand, the person responsible for our representation in Shanghai claims that, since the project’s authorClick here >> more info...
711. They'll help in many tongues
2010. 3 MarchA worker displays the uniform for the volunteers of the 2010 World Expo yesterday.
by Yang Jian
(shanghaidaily.com) The World Expo 2010 organizer has recruited nearly 1,000 volunteers who can speak some of the world's less-spoken foreign languages - the largest such number in World Expo history, a senior Expo official said yesterday.
Most of them are postgraduate language majors at universities in Shanghai, selected out of the limited number of non-English foreign language professionals, said Xia Kejia, Click here >> more info...
712. Shanghai declares smoking ban ahead of World Expo
2010. 2 Marchby Elaine Kurtenbach
(washingtonpost.com) Restaurants and office buildings in China's commercial capital Shanghai are scrambling to set up nonsmoking areas as it bans lighting up in indoor public spaces ahead of the World Expo.
There is rising awareness of the health risks of smoking in China, by far the world's biggest tobacco-consuming country,Click here >> more info...
713. Floating Architecture Docks in Shanghai
2010. 2 Marchby William Bostwick
SPARCH Architects, in charge of the master plan for Shanghai's new cruise-ship terminal, has released renderings of its crown jewel: a collection of pod-like restaurants and bars suspended by cables from a 130-foot-high, glass-clad archway. The so-called "Shanghai Chandelier" was designed in part in response to some Shanghai city planners' desire to open up the notoriously jam-packed city in anticipation of the 2010 Expo, themed around Click here >> more info...
714. Kyrgyz exhibition hall in Shanghai
2010. 2 Marchby Bishkek
(eng.24.kg) The construction of the Kyrgyz exhibition hall (EXPO-2010) has been started in Shanghai, Temirbek Erkinov, the General Director of the exposition said on 01 March, 2010.
By Temirbek Erkinov the Kyrgyz pavilion will occupy territory of 332, 270 square meters where the most part will take an exhibition area. The construction provides the use of modern Click here >> more info...
715. Butterfly Professor flits about Expo
2010. 2 MarchChinese actress-director Xu Jinglei as Butterfly Professor in the video centerpiece of the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion.
by Yang Jian
(shanghaidaily.com) The wise and beautiful Butterfly Professor, played by actress Xu Jinglei, has been unveiled as the video centerpiece of the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion, known as the World Expo's DreamCube. Click here >> more info...
716. Beggars can't choose zone around Expo site
2010. 2 Marchby Zha Minjie, Jia Feishang and Lu Feiran
(shanghaidaily.com) Authorities reiterated yesterday that beggars and unlicensed vendors will be banned from entering a restricted area for the coming Expo - 90 main roads and 25 tourism sites within 1,000 meters of the Expo site. Click here >> more info...
717. Armed police on patrol at both airports
2010. 2 Marchby Ni Yinbin and Zha Minjie
(shanghaidaily.com) Ranger police with guns and armor started to patrol Shanghai's two airports yesterday to reinforce security before the 2010 World Expo, police announced.
It's the second time for this kind of security beef-up in the city, the first being a short trial during Click here >> more info...
718. 'Green' activists persuade elders
2010. 2 Marchby Zhang Qian
(shanghaidaily.com) Twenty young environment ambassadors are helping residents in eight communities in Xuhui District to live greener and leave smaller carbon footprints during World Expo 2010 - and beyond. Click here >> more info...
719. Xiamen Pavilion to display 'livable city' at 2010 Expo
2010. 1 MarchThe logo of Xiamen Pavilion at 2010 Shanghai World Expo
(whatsonxiamen.com) 62 days before the Shanghai World Expo opens in Shanghai, further design, pavilion construction and activity organization of Xiamen Pavilion in 2010 Shanghai Expo have been basically competed, preparing for its opening on 2 May 2010.
Click here >> more info...
720. Splendour of Shanghai Expo 2010
2010. 1 March(dailymirror.lk) The world Expo is held intermittently in leading cities of the world. In 2010 it will be held in Shanghai. Some say that world fairs are conversations about the achievements of human civilisations. The theme of the Shanghai Expo 2010 is 'Better City Better Life'. This global exhibition of science, technology and industry presents not only the world's latest technologies and commodities but also blueprints for Click here >> more info...
721. Shanghai Expo to bring out the stars
2010. 1 March(news.xinhuanet.com) Celebrities give visitors another reason to tune into the Expo.
Like any monster event that successfully woos celebrities into the spotlight, the Shanghai Expo will be no exception as it rolls out the red carpet for popular stars including Jackie Chan, Yao Ming and Lang Lang.Click here >> more info...
722. Premier's Expo Hopes
2010. 1 Marchby Xinhua
(english.eastday.com) Premier Wen Jiabao says the 2010 Shanghai World Expo will be an opportunity to enhance friendship between China and other countries.
In an online chat, Wen said: "The Chinese people yearned to host a World Expo for more than a century. Although we have participated in 12 World Expos, this one will be the first we host." Click here >> more info...
723. Chance to visit World Expo 2010
2010. 1 March(thestar.com.my) Kuala Lumpur: The MCA Youth Education Bureau is offering 2,000 places to youths to visit the World Expo 2010, which will be held in Shanghai from May 1 to Oct 31.
MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said yesterday it was a good opportunity for young Malaysians to witness the evolutionClick here >> more info...
724. SGS Provides Welding Inspection for the China Pavilion
2010. 1 MarchWith 70 million visitors expected from all over the world, the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai will be one of the largest expositions in the history of world fairs.
(prlog.org) One of the most significant parts of the World Expo 2010 preparation project was the construction of the China Pavilion “The Crown of the East”. This 69 meter tall building consists of a 30-meter high roof which is made of traditional wooden brackets symbolizing the nation's 56 minority ethnic groups and a large steel structure requiring 23,000 tons of steel. Click here >> more info...
725. Indian pavilion rewrites China’s architecture rulebook
2010. 28 Februaryby Ananth Krishnan
(hindu.com) When Zhao Yue Ting bid for the contract to build India’s pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, the Chinese engineer had little idea of what he was getting himself into.
The design, centred on an 18 metre-tall bamboo dome, confounded Chinese engineers. Bamboo, strangely enough, is rarely used in constructions in China — so much so that, Mr. Zhao says, there was no building code for him to followClick here >> more info...
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