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Day 113: visitor number hits new high

Some 559,000 people entered the Expo Site by 7pm August 21, smashing recording of 557,200 on July 17.

Among visitors on August 21, 137,000 came in tour groups and 102,488 were local residents with complimentary tickets offered by the Shanghai government. A record of 91,621 tickets were sold at the gates, 38,785 of them for evening visit.

As of 6pm, 112,000 visitors had passed through Houtan entrance, compared with 83,000 at Shangnan Road entrance, 98,000 at Changqing Road entrance and 67,000 at Gaoke Road entrance.

As many as 65 shows were performed at Expo venues from morning to 5pm yesterday, attracting 43,200 spectators. Some 7,499 volunteers worked on the site.

Five on-site health clinics treated 510 visitors by 4pm on August 21.

The Expo organizer expects some 104,000 group visitors on August 22.

Source: expo2010.cn

Editor: Xu Xinlei



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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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