21 July 2010, 16:15

Countries present best city at the EXPO-2010

Countries present best city at the EXPO-2010
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The participants in the EXPO-2010 in Shanghai are competing to present the best city for living in the future. At the same time, the citizens of China are competing in visiting the pavilions. Many of them have decided to spend their annual vacation visiting the EXPO-2010. A developing country is hosting the EXPO for the first time.

The participants in the EXPO-2010 in Shanghai are competing to present the best city for living in the future. At the same time, the citizens of China are competing in visiting the pavilions. Many of them have decided to spend their annual vacation visiting the EXPO-2010.

A developing country is hosting the EXPO for the first time. China has decided to impress all. It spent more money on the exhibition than on the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. China’s EXPO has set records in area and in the number of countries participating. About one hundred countries built pavilions in an attempt to convey the theme of the exposition, “Better City, Better Life”.         

Competition of innovative ideas is going on among the countries, and the countries are setting attendance records too. China’s pavilion, “The Crown of the East”, is setting new records in the number of visitors. The impressive pavilion demonstrates the grandeur and power of the host-nation.. Up to 50 thousand people visit the pavilion daily.        

Japan as a country that worries more than any other state over global ecological issues presents a city with zero emission of greenhouse gases. The city uses ecologically-friendly vehicles, the roofs of its houses absorb carbon dioxide, and electricity is generated when people walk on a pavement covered with a special coating.         

Germany has named its pavilion “Balancity”. The pragmatic Germans present a typical city which has a port, parks, offices and factories. At the same time, the city has all sport, rest and entertainment facilities, says an official of the German pavilion, Helen Rempel. 

“Everything in the city should be balanced so that people could rest and work, and everything is located near by and surrounded by nature and easy access to new technology is provided. There is a need to preserve traditions in the city but at the same time, new buildings should be built,” Helen Rempel said.        

The basic idea of the Russian exposition is that “The best city is that in which children are happy”. Russia has created a real fairyland in which holographic figures are its young residents. They receive visitors and brief them about nuclear energy, nanotechnology and other achievements. It is proved that the Chinese visitors are impressed by the fairy tale. Both Chinese children and adults like the Russian exposition. About 3 million people have already visited the pavilion. And many people share their impressions with pleasure.     

“I came from the city of Yang-chou of the Jiangsu province. My second name is In,” says a visitor. “The Russian pavilion is beautiful and reproduces the country’s spirit. Russia is a great country in our hearts. China and Russia are linked by friendly relations,” the Chinese visitor said.          

Almost 30 million have visited the EXPO-2010 in less than three months. The organizers believe that over 70 million people will visit the exhibition by the end of October. A special commission will select the best pavilions and award gold, silver and bronze medals in late October.   

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