Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010
Photo shows a night view of the Shanghai World Expo Garden.(Xinhua/Sun Wei)
SHANGHAI, April 30 (Xinhua) -- The opening ceremony of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai is to kick off at the Expo Park on Friday night in good weather, local meteorological authorities said.
The weather during the daytime Friday, under the control of high atmospheric pressure, will continue to be clear with enough sunshine and a maximum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius in the downtown, according to the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.
The weather at night when the Expo's opening ceremony kicks off with a grand display of fireworks will also be good but the temperature is going to drop sharply, according to the bureau.
On the first opening day of the Expo Park on Saturday, the weather will be cloudy and suitable for outdoor trips, according to the bureau.
Tang Xu, the bureau's director, said Thursday that Shanghai did not need to adopt artificial weather interventions to clear the sky for the opening ceremony.
Visitors can find out the latest weather information at the Expo Park on the website of www.expoweather.com. Customized advices to visitors from different parts of the world are also provided online, according to the bureau.
Shanghai Expo a pride of all Chinese, Hu tells Taiwan dignitaries
|Hu Jintao (R), general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman Lien Chan in Shanghai, east China, April 29, 2010. Hu Jintao met with Taiwan dignitaries in Shanghai Thursday, who have been here to attend the World Expo opening ceremony. (Xinhua Photo)
SHANGHAI, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, met with Taiwan dignitaries in Shanghai Thursday, who are here to attend the World Expo opening ceremony.
Hu extended his warm welcome to the VIPs and people of various circles from Taiwan, including Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairmen Lien Chan and Wu Poh-hsiung, as well as the People First Party Chairman James Soong. Full story
Netizens could obtain "online Expo passports": organizer
SHANGHAI, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Netizens could obtain "online Expo passports" after the official launching of a 3-D Expo park in the virtual world on May 1, Shanghai World Expo organizers said Thursday.
Zhu Yonglei, vice director of the Bureau of the Shanghai World Expo Coordination, said at a press conference that online visitors to the park could have access to "visit" more than 150 pavilions and obtain "online passports and visa stamps". Full story
Shanghai World Expo builds confidence for world economy
BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) -- The world economy is slowly recovering from the global economic downturn but the comeback has been shadowed by the debt crisis in Europe.
The Shanghai World Expo, set to open Saturday, is expected to build confidence in restoring the world economy. Full story