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上海世博会 2010 (World Expo 2010 in Shanghai) starting in two days

The 2010 World Expo will be starting in Shanghai on May 1, 2010 and last through October 31, 2010.  The Boston Globe has a collection of amazing pictures of the preparation as well as footage of the actual venue itself.  The U.S. has spent about $60 million in the construction of its 60,000 square foot pavilion.  This was funded largely by U.S. corporations at the urge of Hilary Clinton.  In all, according to the Boston Globe, $56billion would be spent in Shanghai on behalf of this event (more than the 2008 Beijing Olympics). Ok, that was actually misleading, because bulk of the money went into infrastructure spending to improve the city. This year, the theme is “Better City, Better Life.”  Below is a promotional video showing off Shanghai by the organizers (with world famous pianist, Lang Lang):

  1. April 29th, 2010 at 01:08 | #1

    The cost of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony was estimated at 680million yuan ($100 million), and according to this China Daily article, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo ceremony is less.

    Did a China Daily staff writer read our post and then write that short article? 🙂

  2. April 30th, 2010 at 23:48 | #2

    World Expo Past and Present, from Youtube.com

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