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Shanghai pitches $25b on urban Expo makeover

The Shanghai municipal government allotted 170 billion yuan ($25 billion) on urban facilities in 2009, an all-time high, as the city gears up preparation for the upcoming World Expo.

Frontier officers armed with guns for Expo

Frontier police officers at a Shanghai seaport, one of the country’s busiest, were equipped with guns on Thursday as the eastern municipality beefs up border security for the upcoming World Expo, the China News Agency reported.

Lawyers on hand to protect consumer rights at Expo

Lawyers and legal advisors will be on hand at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai from May 1 to October 31 to handle consumer complaints, the city's consumers' rights authority announced Monday.

British pavilion to be completed at end of March

The United Kingdom pavilion for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai from May 1 to October 31 will be completed at the end of March, organizers told Xinhua Monday.

E China's heliport to provide 'air guard' for Expo

A heliport in east China's Jiangsu Province will be ready in early April for providing "air guard" services for the upcoming Shanghai World Expo, starting on May 1, heliport investors said Monday.

Andy Lau appointed Expo ambassador

Chinese celebrity Andy Lau was crowned the Shanghai World Expo's Goodwill Ambassador on Friday, as the highly anticipated international event is 50 days away, Xinhua reported.

Brazil pursues harmony between city and nature at Expo

Harmony between metropolis and nature is a central theme to be expounded by the Brazilian pavilion at this year's World Expo in Shanghai, a senior Brazilian official said.

China holds World Expo tourism evening in Berlin

Chinese and German officials, and global tourism professionals gathered at a gala Wednesday to celebrate the upcoming 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

Italy to showcase 265 innovation projects at Shanghai Expo

Italy will be showcasing a temporary exhibition of 265 innovation projects at the Shanghai Expo to promote the country's technological excellences and know- how, officials said Wednesday.

Chile, Haiti to attend Shanghai Expo as scheduled

Chile and Haiti will participate in the Shanghai World Expo, which opens on May 1, as scheduled though powerful earthquakes caused heavy casualties and damages in the two countries, a Chinese official said here Wednesday.

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