31 October 2010
Expo 2010, officially Expo 2010 Shanghai China (simplified Chinese: is being held on both banks of the Huangpu River in the city of Shanghai, China, from May 1 toOctober 31, 2010. It is a World Expo in the tradition of international fairs and expositions. The theme of the exposition is "Better City – Better Life" and signifies Shanghai's new status in the 21stcentury as the "next great world city". The expo Logo features the Chinese character 世 ('world', Chinese "shì") modified to represent three people together with the 2010 date. It is the mostexpensive Expo in the history of the world's fairs. The Shanghai World Expo is also the largest World's Fair site ever at 5.28 square km.
More than 190 countries and more than 50 internationalorganizations have registered to participate in the Shanghai World Expo, the largest ever. China expects to receive almost 100 foreign leaders and millions of people from across the world to come and visit theWorld Expo. More than 70–100 million visitors are expected to visit the expo, the largest in history.
The Chinese national pavilion is the largest of its kind at the Expo and mostexpensive, costing an estimated US$220 million. The 63-meter high pavilion, the tallest structure at the Expo, is called "The Crown of the East," as it is meant to resemble an ancient Chinese crown.The chief architect of the pavilion is He Jingtang. It contains exhibits on all the provinces of the Peoples Republic of China except for Hong Kong and Macau which are represented via their ownpavilions which are separate from this one representing the Peoples Republic of China.
The contour design of the pavilion is based on the concept of "Oriental Crown, Splendid China, Ample Barn, andRich People," to express the spirit and disposition of Chinese culture. The pavilion will have a core exhibition area on the top floor, an experience area on the second and a functional area on the...