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1626. Sweet bouquets of Shanghai for Expo perfumes
2009. 12 Julyby Yang Jian
(shanghaidaily.com) The Expo mood can be felt across the city as the 2010 Shanghai event gets closer, but now it has a couple of beautiful fragrances.
The French Expo team recently created a perfume especially for Shanghai Expo, while a Japanese Expo sponsor also released an Expo-themed fragrance. With both to be sold in the city soon, people can expected to enjoy an "Exposition for the Nose" ahead of the 2010 event. Click here >> more info...
1627. A US Expo 2010 pavilion, after all.
2009. 11 July
(shanghaiscrap.com) Coming at the end of a tumultuous week in China marked by earthquakes, riots, and continued economic uncertainty, the news that the US had finally confirmed its participation in Expo 2010 (a/k/a, next year’s world fair) didn’t seem particularly significant. And, with much of Shanghai’s foreign correspondent corps preoccupied with more pressing news elsewhere in China, it didn’t receive much coverage. Fair enough, I think. However, insofar as the US pavilion – or lack thereof – had become an increasingly thorny diplomatic issue between China and the United States, the signing ceremony was an important signal that some kind of resolution was finally at hand.Click here >> more info...
1628. Water plant primed for service
2009. 11 July(english.eastday.com) Summer water shortages could soon end for residents in Luwan, Huangpu, Xuhui and Jing'an districts.
The Nanshi water plant started production yesterday with the completion of the first phase of a project to replace the century-old water plant which has been ongoing since August, 2007.Click here >> more info...
1629. US signs up for Shanghai Expo after cost concerns
2009. 10 July(Associated Press) The United States signed an agreement Friday confirming its involvement in the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, ending months of speculation that the U.S. would skip the event because of a lack of funding.
The accord was signed at a ceremony attended by Hong Hao, director general of the expo, Jose Villareal, the top official Click here >> more info...
1630. The Spanish Pavilion
2009. 10 JulyBy Anna Roma Jubany
(china-briefing.com) The Spanish Pavilion led by the design team Catalan EMBT Miralles-Tagliabue will be one of the biggest pavilions during next year’s World Expo. The space spanning 7,000 square meters will be categorized under the theme called “Habitable Constructions.” The design was inspired by wicker baskets, a handicraft deeply rooted in both Spain and China.Click here >> more info...
1631. Never can say goodbye: Jackson to live on in China
2009. 10 July(english.rednet.cn) Michael Jackson's legion of Chinese fans won't need to fly to California for a glimpse of the Neverland Ranch, the pop icon's former home.
Shanghai may be their destination after the completion of an Asian Neverland.
Although much smaller in scale - only 1/17 of the 2,800-acre property in southern California's Santa Barbara CountyClick here >> more info...
1632. Sweet home-stay for foreigners during Expo
2009. 10 Julyby Wang Zhenghua and Shi Yingying
(chinadaily.com.cn) With her photographs of Shaoxing opera performers hanging on the wall, 58-year-old Wu Guoxiang is looking forward to teaching overseas tourists about traditional Chinese culture when they arrive for next year's Shanghai Expo.
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1633. EU signs Shanghai expo participation contract
2009. 10 July(english.people.com.cn) EU Ambassador to China, Mr. Serge Abou, Shanghai on 10th July signs the participation contract for the 2010 Shanghai Expo on behalf of the European Commission.
President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, announced the decision to participate in the Shanghai Expo to Premier Wen Jiabao during their meetings in Brussels in January 2009. Click here >> more info...
1634. Kew seed bank on show at Shanghai Expo
2009. 10 Julyby Magda Ibrahim
(hortweek.com) A World Expo exploring the potential of sustainability in urban life is to feature a UK pavilion incorporating thousands of seeds.
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank has provided the central theme for the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010. Developed by designer Thomas Heatherwick, the design — which follows the theme "nature in cities" — aims to demonstrate innovation on climate change in the UK.
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1635. Czechs to display plaque from Charles Bridge
2009. 9 July(ceskenoviny.cz) A plaque from the statue of St John Nepomuk (Nepomucen), which people touch to make a wish, on the 14th-century Charles bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague, will be displayed in the Czech pavilion at Expo 2010 in China, exhibition commissioner Pavel Stehlik has told CTK.
"We will officially remove the plaque from Charles Bridge before the beginning of the world exhibition," Stehlik, Czech general commissioner for Expo 2010, told CTK. Click here >> more info...
1636. China Expo gets US pavilion boost
2009. 9 Julyby Patti Waldmeir
(ft.com) US representatives are preparing to break ground as soon as next week on the country's pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, ending speculation over whether the US might not turn up at what is being billed as the largest ever Expo fair.
China had become concerned that the US, which is barred by law from using government funds to build its pavilion, might miss the party. Click here >> more info...
1637. Tickets go on sale for Shanghai Expo
2009. 9 July(englandsnorthwest.com) In what could be good news for business people in the northwest, tickets for the eagerly awaited Shanghai Expo are now on sale.
Ticket outlets across China and the rest of the world have now begun stocking passes for the event, which has been dubbed the Business Olympics by some insiders.
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1638. Smash hit of Germany Pavilion
2009. 9 July(english.eastday.com) Wine glasses were smashed against its steel structure to wish the Germany Pavilion good luck for the Shanghai World Expo yesterday.
A dozen German Expo organizers made a toast to the pavilion's success and then threw their glasses against the steel frame - a German custom that is believed to bring good luck to all those who enter the pavilion during the 2010 event. Click here >> more info...
1639. Expo 2010: Singapore Tourism Board launched a tender
2009. 8 July
On Monday, the Singapore Tourism Board launched a tender for a food and beverage (F&B) outlet for the Singapore Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China.
The tender invites Singapore-based or registered companies with operations in Shanghai to submit credentials and proposals for services covering the six month period of the World Expo 2010 from 1 May to 31 October.
1640. US to attend World Expo in Shanghai
2009. 8 Julyby Patti Waldmeir in Shanghai
(ft.com) US representatives are preparing to break ground as soon as next week on the American pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, ending months of speculation over whether the globe’s leading power might be a no-show at what is being billed as the largest ever world’s fair.
Shanghai, China’s largest city and financial centre, has latched onto the Expo as its chance to establish its global profile as a dazzling metropolis in the same way last year’s Beijing Olympics turned the world’s attention to the nation’s capital.Click here >> more info...
1641. Job advertisement: Staff for kitchen, service and back office
2009. 8 July(swisspavilion.ch) Gamma Catering runs under the authority of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Presence Switzerland, a A La Carte restaurant and a VIP lounge in the Swiss Pavillon at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
For this challenging project we are looking for members of staff in kitchen, service and backoffice. Click here >> more info...
1642. Tender - Operator of the Czech Restaurant
2009. 8 July(czexpo.com) The Commissioner General Office for the participation of the Czech Republic at EXPO 2010 announced a tender for the order "Sub-Lease of Restaurant Premises in the Czech Pavilion at the World Exposition EXPO 2010 Shanghai".
The aim of the tender is to find the most suitable entity for concluding a sub-lease contract for parts of the Czech pavilion premises at the World Exposition EXPO 2010 Shanghai Click here >> more info...
1643. Beijing's Fad of US Dollar Bashing
2009. 7 July(chinastakes.com) China has become the world’s main battlefield in the challenge to the dominance of the US dollar. At a recent global think tank summit held in Beijing by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, China’s official think tank, voices for “international currency”, and “global supervision” sounded frequently, and some scholars proposed a special global currency meeting during the World Expo in 2010. Click here >> more info...
1644. IFAT CHINA 2010: Environmental technologies for green cities
2009. 7 July(environmental-expert.com) Next year in Shanghai, World Expo 2010 and the fourth edition of the environmental-technology fair IFAT CHINA begin at almost the same time. There are also similarities in the themes of the two events: The Expo theme 'Better city, better life' implies making ecological advancements in megacities in China and around the world. And IFAT CHINA, which is being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from May 4 – 6, revolves around the technologies and services that are needed to do so. Click here >> more info...
1645. "Expo of Expos" exhibition opens in Beijing
2009. 7 JulyWatch Video>>Click to the picture!
(cctv.com) An "Expo of Expos" exhibition has opened in Beijing to celebrate the 300-day countdown to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Visitors can learn about the upcoming Expo in Shanghai as well as about the 150-year history of world expositions.
Beijing's Capital Museum is hosting the display celebrating the 300-day countdown to the Shanghai World Expo.
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1646. Expo sees the light on historic chimney
2009. 7 July(english.eastday.com) An old chimney of Shanghai's century-old power plant will be illuminated by twinkling lights at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
It was initially earmarked as a platform for visitors to undergo a spectacular roller-coaster ride, a senior Expo official said yesterday.Click here >> more info...
1647. Government forced to step in to prop up Expo
2009. 6 Julyby Mark Davis National Editor
(brisbanetimes.com.au) The Federal Government has added $12 million to funding for Australia's pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai next year amid reluctance from business and state and territory governments to pay for the showcase.
The deteriorating economy has dampened sponsor support for the display, which the Federal Government considers crucial to developing economic and political links with China. Click here >> more info...
1648. U.S. all cashed up and ready for Shanghai Expo
2009. 6 July(news.xinhuanet.com) At last it's official - the United States will sign a participation contract with the 2010 Shanghai World Expo organizer soon as enough money has been raised to build the American pavilion.
Exhibition plans were completed and the US government was right behind the initiative, the head of the American Expo organizer said. Click here >> more info...
1649. SAIC to invest RMB 12 bln in new-energy cars
2009. 6 July(chinaknowledge.com) SAIC Motor Corp Ltd<600104>, the largest car maker in mainland China, said on Sunday that it plans to invest more than RMB 12 billion in the next three to five years to develop hybrid vehicles and related auto parts, the Shanghai Daily reported. Click here >> more info...
1650. BIE chief: Shanghai Expo to offer solutions to urban growth
2009. 6 July(english.people.com.cn) People around the world will learn how to handle the challenges of mass urbanization at the 2010 Shanghai Expo, said Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, secretary-general of the Bureau of International Expositions, on Sunday.
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