10 Facts About Expo 2010


In 2004, the Chinese central government established the Shanghai World Expo 2010 Organising Committee as the organization dedicated to host the event.

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Besides, the Shanghai World Expo 2010 Coordination is founded for the daily affairs of the Executive Committee.

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Six new subway lines were opened between 2008 and 2010; four thousand brand new taxis were added in the month before Expo 2010 opened and the city's buildings along the river were decorated with more energy-efficient LEDs.

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Shanghai Expo 2010 featured an online version of the expo grounds featuring 3D renderings of the expo grounds, and a 3D version of the pavilion interior and offerings.

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Shanghai World Expo 2010 provided an unparalleled opportunity for the tourism industry.

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Expo 2010 included a pavilion for the Red Cross and Red Crescent and several others.

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Expo 2010 introduced numerous urban best practices and concepts from all over the world which the organisers hope will be a lasting legacy for better urban life in China and around the world.

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Shanghai Expo 2010 was touted by the Chinese government as yet another first-rate global scale event, similar in significance to the Beijing Olympics, which would symbolise the economic and political rise of China in the 21st century.

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Outside China, the Expo 2010 propelled Shanghai onto magazine covers, newspaper front pages and television programmes at a time when it is laying the groundwork to become an international financial centre by 2020.

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Dissident Feng Zhenghu was detained in mid April Expo 2010 for threatening to publicly seek redress for them in the courts.

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