Shanghai Expo 2010 opens today (May 1st)!

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  1. Martian

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    BBC News - Shanghai Expo is China's new showcase to the world

    "Page last updated at 23:21 GMT, Thursday, 29 April 2010 00:21 UK

    Shanghai Expo is China's new showcase to the world

    By Chris Hogg
    BBC News, Shanghai

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    Millions of visitors are expected at the massive Expo site in Shanghai

    The World Expo is opening in the Chinese city of Shanghai - the first time a developing country has hosted the event.

    Chinese state media says the country has spent much more on the event than was spent on the Beijing Olympics.

    At least 70 million visitors - almost all of them Chinese - are expected to visit pavilions and exhibitions staged by more than 240 countries and organisations from around the world."
     
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    Shanghai World Expo 2010 Video

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    "Shanghai Expo a pride of all Chinese"

    http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90785/6969570.html

    "Shanghai Expo a pride of all Chinese, Hu tells Taiwan dignitaries
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    Shanghai Expo a pride of all Chinese, Hu tells Taiwan dignitaries

    Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, met with Taiwan dignitaries in Shanghai Thursday, who are here to attend the World Expo opening ceremony.

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    Hu Jintao (R), general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman Lien Chan in Shanghai, east China, April 29, 2010. Hu Jintao met with Taiwan dignitaries in Shanghai Thursday, who have been here to attend the World Expo opening ceremony. (Xinhua Photo)

    Hu extended his warm welcome to the VIPs and people of various circles from Taiwan, including Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairmen Lien Chan and Wu Poh-hsiung, as well as the People First Party Chairman James Soong.

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    Hu Jintao (R), general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung in Shanghai, east China, April 29, 2010. Hu Jintao met with Taiwan dignitaries in Shanghai Thursday, who have been here to attend the World Expo opening ceremony. (Xinhua Photo)

    "Shanghai's hosting of the World Expo is a pride of all Chinese people, including those across the Taiwan Strait," Hu said. "With our joint efforts, the Shanghai World Expo will be a successful, splendid and memorable event."

    He said Taiwan's participation in the World Expo is an important result of cross-Strait relationship that has witnessed constant improvement and development over recent years.

    "The mainland compatriots will be delighted to see at the Expo the achievements that Taiwan compatriots have made through their hard endeavors," he said.

    "I believe the Shanghai World Expo will help boost the mutual understanding of people on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait while enhancing exchanges and cooperation between them," he said.

    Hu, on behalf of the mainland compatriots and earthquake-stricken people in Qinghai Province in particular, also extended sincere gratitude to Taiwan compatriots for their concern and support to the disaster relief operations in the quake zone."
     
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    "Shanghai stages largest pyrotechnics show of all time to open World Expo"

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...nics-show-of-all-time-to-open-World-Expo.html

    "Shanghai stages largest pyrotechnics show of all time to open World Expo

    Shanghai exploded almost 60,000 fireworks in the largest pyrotechnic show of all time last night to open the World Expo, a six-month show expected to draw 70 million visitors.


    By Malcolm Moore in Shanghai
    Published: 6:21PM BST 30 Apr 2010

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    Spectacular fireworks are fired from the Oriental Pearl Tower during the opening ceremony for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai

    Almost two miles of the Huangpu river in the centre of the giant Chinese city was illuminated by a display that rivalled the launch of the Beijing Olympics.

    The Expo opens to the public today, with pavilions from almost 200 countries designed to entertain the Chinese people and build business ties.

    Shanghai has spent £35 billion on building the site and hugely upgrading its infrastructure."
     
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    My two favorite pavilions are the British and Chinese.
     
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    some fabulous pictures. What a wonderful firework display!

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    More stunning pictures to be continued

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    Here is a good night-time helicopter view of the Shanghai Expo.

     
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    what a visual treat the opening ceremony was, very nicely done up, and absolutely beautiful. i saw the opening ceremony on the bbc, they did a fantastic job covering it.

    have a grand success!
     
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    High-resolution video of Shanghai Expo 2010 Theme Song

    This video features the legendary Jackie Chan, world-famous pianist Lang Lang, and NBA star Yao Ming.




    Note: The woman in the blue dress is dancing in the lobby of Jin Mao Tower. The two skyscrapers behind Jackie Chan are the regal Jin Mao Tower and the slender SWFC (i.e. Shanghai World Financial Center).

    Jin Mao Tower is on the left:
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    CCTV airs Shanghai Expo 2010 "Fireworks, dancing fountain and laser show"

    These videos focus on the "Fireworks, dancing fountain and laser show."













    [Note: Thank you to z9-ec for finding videos.]
     
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    CCTV airs Shanghai Expo 2010 Opening Ceremony

    There are no lasers after the first video. However, the artistry is incredible.

















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    Float parade full of foreign flavors

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    Let us take a look at India pavilion

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    UK pavilion, a classic art of abstract.

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    Japan Pavilion, full of high technology

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    the face of every visitor in japan pavilion can be displayed on the screen respectively.
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    switzerland pavilion, let's feel the creativity

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    So Shanghai World Expo is an epic failure and 400 million pounds go down the drain. clap

     

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