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Little Mermaid, time to say goodbye to Expo

This spring, the Little Mermaid sculpture was brought to the Shanghai World Expo 2010 as a token of friendship between Denmark and China. In late November, she will go home to keep a watchful eye on Copenhagen harbor from her little perch.

Expo unveils prize winners

Germany Pavilion won the first prize of the best development of the Expo 2010 theme "Better City, Better Life" at the Shanghai World Expo on Saturday. The prize was awarded in the A category, which includes pavilions with the largest exposition area (more than 6,000 square meters).

Shanghai World Expo wraps up

The Shanghai World Expo has won applause from many officials of international organizations and state leaders for its great contribution to promoting exchanges and cooperation among countries throughout the world.

Premier Wen says Shanghai Expo a splendid event

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said the Expo 2010 Shanghai China had been a splendid event and added a glorious chapter to the Expo history at the opening ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo Summit Forum.

Pavilions show design creativity

Thirty-four out of a total of 83 standalone pavilions and 11 joint pavilions were given an International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) award for their theme development, creative display and pavilion design, on Saturday, October 30.

Declaring a better city, a better life

Some participants at the Shanghai World Expo jointly summarized the "substantive achievements" of the 184-day event in a Shanghai Declaration, on Sunday, the last day of the Expo, pointing to its innovations as solutions in tackling the challenges of urban development.

A new world beckons

In a country when two-thirds of the populations still living in rural areas, 2010 Expo Shanghai has lured many villagers out of their comfort zones to learn more about the wide and wonderful world around them.

Expo's fond farewell

Since its opening in May, more than 73 million people - a record for the extravaganza - visited displays by 189 countries during the half-year culture and technology showcase that provided snapshots of the world to Chinese and foreign visitors.

Urbanization concept

The real significance of this expo lies in the opportunities it has provided for the millions of visitors to consider what would make for a better city and what should be the criteria to improve city life.

Expo participants issue Shanghai Declaration at close, aiming for better city, better life

The 184-day Shanghai World Expo lowers the curtain on October 31; however, it opens the door for nations to build better cities and better life for mankind, which is the theme of the Expo.

Editors' Picks

The Shanghai Expo is added testimony to the close partnership between China and the UK.

· "Roadmap" to tackle climate change
· Day 113: visitor number hits new high
· Low-carbon card holders can skip lines

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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