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South Africa celebrates today

Baleka Mbete, former Deputy President of South Africa and now the chairperson of the African National Congress of the country, addresses the ceremony.

Meng Xiaosi, Vice President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), addresses the ceremony.


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A sculpture matrix is expected to showcase Chinese Kung Fu from August 16 to 22 at the Shanghai World Expo.

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The World Expo is a large-scale, global, non-commercial Expo. The hosting of the World Expo must be applied for by a country and approved by the international World Expo committee.

The name of the mascot of World Expo 2010 Shanghai China is Hai Bao, which means the treasure of the sea.

The emblem, depicting the image of three people-you, me, him/her holding hands together, symbolizes the big family of mankind.

The theme of Expo 2010 is "Better City, Better Life," representing the common wish of the whole humankind for a better living in future urban environments.


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