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1576. Name China pavilion for Expo 2010
2009. 23 JulyContributed by Xiang Lin
Translated by Chen Shuling
(english.eastday.com) The most exciting thing in Expo Area may be the pavilions of all the countries.
There're Britain pavilion which is full of "tentacle" on the surface, France pavilion which looks like a garden, Japan pavilion of sci-fi-style, Spain pavilion like a basket, and so on. Click here >> more info...
1577. Top 10 “Must do’s” for Shanghai
2009. 23 July
(examiner.com) Any trip to Shanghai should include the following sites and activities to get a full flavor of the city.
Photo: by Stephanie Sherrill. Shanghai Night Cityscape
1. Bund – No trip to Shanghai is complete without viewing the Bund in both daylight and nightlight. The Bund, also known as Zhongshan Lu, was the center of colonial Shanghai. Along one side are the old buildings dating back to the early 1900’s. Today these buildings house fine restaurants and bars. Stretching along the other side is a promenade along the Huangpu River where you can stroll along and view the modern skyscrapers across the river.Click here >> more info...
1578. MACC probes possibility senior govt officials 'favoured' Venturepharm
2009. 23 Julyby Tim Leonard
An MACC senior investigator told theSun today the probe is centred on "inside links" that could have allowed the company to receive a RM19.99 million contract to build the Malaysia pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, and a RM5.36 million bio-feed grant from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti).Click here >> more info...
1579. Chile to build its own pavilion for Shanghai World Expo
2009. 23 July(cctv.com) Chile will build a 2,500 square meter pavilion for the World Expo 2010 instead of renting one as previously planned.
Chile was the first country to sign up for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. It's also the first South America nation to build its own pavilion. Chile considers the project to be a long-term investment, and construction will be completed by the end of the year. Click here >> more info...
1580. Olfactive Identity Creation for the 2010 Expo
2009. 23 July(creativematch.co.uk) Four specialized fragrances will be introduced for the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Shiseido has created two special perfumes, each with a white magnolia aroma, and France has created two unique perfumes with the scent of white magnolia, Shanghai’s emblematic flower. Click here >> more info...
1581. World Leaders To Discuss Expo Theme
2009. 23 Julyby Yu Chenglu
(shanghaidaily.com) Leading world figures, including former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, London Mayor Boris Johnson and HSBC Holdings Chairman Stephen Green, have been invited to share their visions for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the organizer said yesterday.
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1582. The U.S. Pavilion
2009. 22 JulyThe 2010 World Exposition in Shanghai will be the first registered one in a developing country. Officially known as “Expo Shanghai 2010,” it will last 184 days and provide China an opportunity to show off its remarkable economic growth. The expo will also give foreign nations and companies a chance to further develop business partnerships with China and Chinese companies. This is the second in an ongoing series that will look at the upcoming expo, from country pavilions to trade development. In this article, we take a look at the U.S. Pavilion.
by Lauren Hart
(china-briefing.com) Just last month, there was speculation that the United States might not be able to participate at the World Expo 2010 because of lack of funds. Click here >> more info...
1583. Probe into biofeed project
2009. 22 Julyby Loong Meng Yee
(thestar.com.my) A company which successfully obtained a controversial contract from the Tourism Ministry is being investigated for another multi-million ringgit deal involving another ministry. Click here >> more info...
1584. Tender followed ministry rules
2009. 22 July(sun2surf.com) With reference to “How drug firm got tourism job” (July 20), the Tourism Ministry would like to clarify that the Shanghai Expo 2010 project was tendered out through the open tender system on May 12 whereby only companies registered under the Treasury Code No 220204 (exhibition management/stage) were eligible to participate. Click here >> more info...
1585. Taiwan pavilion to showcase island custom at World Expo
2009. 22 July(news.xinhuanet.com) Taiwan will invite people to fly lanterns for good luck - a traditional island custom - and view its beautiful mountains and lakes at its pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
The Taipei World Trade Center Tuesday signed a contract with the Shanghai World Expo organizer to be responsible for the Taiwan Pavilion.Click here >> more info...
1586. Small nation's green heart
2009. 22 July(english.eastday.com) The small European nation of Luxembourg, renowned as the "green heart of Europe," will encapsulate its special character in a "forest and fortress" pavilion and distribute special Expo stamps, Yang Jian reports. Luxembourg is only half the size of Shanghai, but is one of Western Europe's key countries and a popular destination for tourists. Click here >> more info...
1587. Microsoft to sponsor US Pavilion for World Expo
2009. 21 July(chinaknowledge.com) Microsoft Corp has announced that last week it became the 13th sponsor of the U.S. Pavilion of the World Expo Shanghai 2010, and will provide it with software and support services.
Microsoft is very honored to be able to participate in the expo, said Simon L. K. Leung, a senior vice president and chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China Region, explaining that the theme of the expo, 'Better City, Better Life,' is consistent with Microsoft's goal of developing the potential of individuals and enterprises with its advanced information technologies.Click here >> more info...
1588. Show your pics at Expo
2009. 21 July(english.eastday.com) Shanghai's business community is collecting photographs of the city for an exhibition in the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo.
Some of the photos will be used in a seven-minute movie and other exhibitions in the pavilion.Click here >> more info...
1589. Mark Rowswell aka 'Dashan'
2009. 21 Julyby Clifford Coonan
(variety.com) China's most famous foreigner is Canadian multihyphenate Mark Rowswell, known to hundreds of millions of people in the world's most populous nation as Dashan, and beloved for his mastering of the wildly popular xiangsheng (crosstalk) comedy style.
Walking down the street with Dashan is an experience, with everyone stopping to wave or shout from their cars. So popular is he that a large percentage of China's English speakers learned the lingo from Dashan,Click here >> more info...
1590. Two tenders for World Expo contract, says MP
2009. 21 Julyby Tim Leonard
(thesundaily.com) The award of a lucrative contract to drug firm Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd to construct a Malaysia pavillion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai has raised more questions, with a member of Parliament asking why the first tender process in which Venturepharm did not participate was cancelled. Click here >> more info...
1591. Media groups sign on as Expo 2010 partners
2009. 21 Julyby Tom Qian
(shanghaidaily.com) Three leading media groups in Shanghai this morning signed contracts to be official media partners of World Expo 2010 Shanghai.
Wenhui-Xinmin United Press Group, publisher of Shanghai Daily, Jiefang Daily Group and Shanghai Media Group signed contracts Click here >> more info...
1592. Chinese Amazed At M'sian Minangkabau Roof Design
2009. 21 July(bernama.com) The Chinese have been bowled over by the design of the proposed Malaysian pavilion in the shape of a Malaysian Minangkabau roof for the upcoming 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said the Chinese had described the design as unique and awesome.Click here >> more info...
1593. Minister of Tourism says Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd has no political link!
2009. 21 July(weechookeong.wordpress.com) The Minister of Tourism Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen, had denied in The Sun today (20 July 2009) that there was no “political link” when it awarded the RM19 million contract to Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd (Venturepharm) to build the Malaysia Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and that it was done via an open tender and the process was carried out in a clear and transparent manner. The Minister had also denied that the ministry had helped Venturepharm to win the contract. Click here >> more info...
1594. Expo bureau rejects tobacco group's donation
2009. 21 Julyby Wang Xiang
(shanghaidaily.com) THE Shanghai World Expo 2010 bureau has rejected a 200 million yuan (US$29.27 million) donation from Shanghai Tobacco Group so as not to go against China's anti-smoking efforts and taint the healthy image of the world event.
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1595. Veteran Taiwan singer Sky Ng
2009. 20 July(english.cctv.com) 34 songs have been released for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. One of the highlights is "Better City Better Life". The tune is performed by a dozen of famous singers including Eason Chan and Sky Ng.
It's a special gift to celebrate the 300-day countdown to the opening of the Shanghai Expo. On today's LIST, let's take a closer look of Taiwan singer Sky Ng. Click here >> more info...
1596. Private companies gear up for World Expo
2009. 20 July(english.people.com.cn) Private companies in China are seeking a place at Shanghai World Expo. They unveiled the design for their pavilion on Friday.
According to their design, the pavilion will take up an area of 6-thousand square-meters, the largest of 17 pavilions for companies. It is the first time that China's private firms are working together to participate in the World Expo. Click here >> more info...
1597. Peace Hotel on the Bund
2009. 20 Julyby Nancy Zhang
(shanghaidaily.com) The much-loved Peace Hotel on the Bund - arguably the most famous hotel in China and at one time in Asia - has been shut for renovations for almost three years. Details of the restoration have been shrouded in mystery.
But as work enters the final phase and the 2010 opening (expected in March) approaches, the veil of secrecy has been lifted. Click here >> more info...
1598. Innovative tunnel links both sites
2009. 20 Julyby Dong Zhen
(shanghaidaily.com) Engineers working on the Xizang Road S. Tunnel, one of Shanghai's newest cross-river vehicle routes and the only one connecting both 2010 World Expo zones along the Huangpu River, say it will be an innovative combination of art and technology.
The 2.67-kilometer long tunnel, with a 1.17-kilometer span beneath the Huangpu River, will become crucial for Expo traffic as the designated tunnel linking both Expo sites. Click here >> more info...
1599. Expo, tourism officials to visit Taiwan in October
2009. 20 Julyby Flor Wang
(etaiwannews.com) Officials from the Shanghai tourism administration and from the Shanghai 2010 World Expo will visit Taiwan in October to promote the global event to the Taiwanese people, a Shanghai official said Monday.
Cheng Mei Hong, vice director of the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration, told CNA that the visit -- the second of its kind this year -- is being planned to explain the expo's latest developments to Taiwan's people.Click here >> more info...
1600. No 'political link' in RM19m tourism contract
2009. 19 July(thesundaily.com) The Tourism Ministry has denied any "political link" in the awarding of a RM19 million contract to a pharmaceutical company to build the "Malaysia Pavilion" for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said the multi-million ringgit contract was awarded to Venturepharm Asia Sdn Bhd via an open tender and the process was carried out in a clear and transparent manner. Click here >> more info...
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