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Spain booming despite economic crisis

Spain has assumed the mantle of overseas conqueror this month, recording economic and sporting victories in China and Africa in the face of high unemployment, sweeping government cutbacks and a negative credit rating.

81-year-old hotel reopens in Shanghai

Shanghai's 81-year-old landmark Peace Hotel opened its doors to guests on Wednesday after undergoing renovations for three years. The new name of the hotel is Fairmont Peace Hotel.

The 10 millionth visitor for Africa Joint Pavilion

Wu Jing, a college teacher from Henan province who is the 10 millionth visitor to the Africa Joint Pavilion, attends a celebration event participated by all 51 African exhibitors. The Africa Joint Pavilion is the first foreign pavilion to receive 10 million visitors.

Guangdong confirms bidding for 2020 Expo

Guangdong province has applied to hold the 2020 World Expo, a provincial official announced during the inauguration of Guangdong week at Shanghai 2010 Expo on Wednesday, Information Times reported.

Expo items to go under hammer

Shanghai residents and visitors will have the opportunity to buy memorabilia and props used in the opening ceremony of the Expo 2010 Shanghai during an auction next month.

Expo information in brief

A man has been sentenced to four years in prison and fined 100,000 yuan ($14,800) after being convicted for selling unlicensed Haibao - Expo mascot - toys.

Mega exhibition entering second half

Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng on Tuesday called for continued efforts to ensure a safe and successful Expo, as the event nears the second half of its six-month duration.

Ex-UK PM Tony Blair visits Expo

Former British prime minister and one of the initiators of the Climate Group, Tony Blair, is in Shanghai to promote the Million Forest campaign, an environmental-protection project in Gansu province.

Africa Joint Pavilion receives 10 millionth Expo visitor

The Africa Joint Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 gave its 10 millionth visitor a royal reception on Tuesday.

Shanghai Expo news in brief

Family groups who visited Expo 2010 Shanghai in July have boosted occupancy rates in chain and middle-range hotels.

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