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Taiwan Pavilion sold for $14.45 million

The Taiwan Pavilion at the on-going Shanghai World Expo was sold for 458.88 million New Taiwan dollars ($14.45 million), the pavilion's operator announced here Thursday.

Shanghai braces for tourist flood

Shanghai is expected to be the most popular domestic tourist destination during the coming seven-day National Day holiday as tourists flood into the city to visit the Expo 2010 Shanghai in its last month.

Thousands of fake Expo mascots seized in E China

Law enforcement officers from East China's Zhejiang province have seized 8,000 fake Shanghai Expo mascots, the largest forgery case of its kind in Zhejiang since the opening of the Shanghai World Expo.

Landmarks lit up in celebration

A Swiss artist has illuminated iconic Shanghai landmarks such as the Lupu Bridge and the Bund to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and China, which falls on Tuesday.

Expo visitors truly 'flow' into Garden

With more than one-third of visitors choosing to ferry their way to Expo 2010 Shanghai, waterway transportation in the city is being seriously tested.

Students' horizons stretched on trip to Shanghai

More than 200 students from China and Malaysia, including several from the earthquake devastated provinces of Sichuan and Qinghai, were invited to tour Shanghai from Sept 8 to 13.

California bids to host 2020 World Expo

The US state of California is looking forward to working with China to learn how to put on a successful World Expo, as it prepares to file its bid to host the 2020 World Expo, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Sunday.

Pageantry and controversy

The ongoing Miss Expo pageant, possibly the first of its kind at a World Expo, takes its ideals so seriously that even Miss Colombia found herself dumped out of the competition despite taking the opening round by storm.

China opens forum on narrowing urban-rural gap

China opened a forum on the sidelines of the ongoing Shanghai World Expo Thursday to discuss how rural areas can reduce the economic gap with cities, as developing nations increasingly confront the challenge of economic transformation.

From Crystal Palace in London to Seed Cathedral at Shanghai Expo

Seed Cathedral, the pavilion of the United Kingdom at Shanghai World Expo, will be under spotlights once again as the UK National Pavilion Day is due on Wednesday there.

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