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A close-up look at World Expo workers

As the World Expo construction project comes to an end, we take a close-up look at the workers who have been building these grand architectural wonders in Shanghai.

Garb inspired by Norway's mountains, China's red

Staff at the World Expo 2010's Norwegian Pavilion will wear uniforms inspired by the Scandinavian country's traditional mountain anoraks and highlighting traditional Chinese red.

UN under-secretary-general visits Expo site

Sha Zukang, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, visited the under-construction Expo site over the weekend.

Global Pavilion Search

Edible cameras, cat coffee and diamond lotteries are just some of the highlights of what looks set to be a cultural feeding frenzy when the Shanghai Expo throws open its doors on May 1.

Pining and dining: Norway back to nature

For Reinhard Kropf and Siv Helene Stangeland, the Norwegian couple who designed this year's $22.8-million (156 million yuan) Norway pavilion, nature holds the key to a better life.

Fortune smiles on 'Happy Street', lucky number 8

Many Chinese know the Netherlands as the home of Philips, tulips, clogs and soccer superstars like Robin van Persie.

Bear necessities: Expo cubs settling in fast

The Aoyun (Olympic) and the other nine panda cubs for the Shanghai Expo arrived at Shanghai Zoo last week and soon developed a taste for local bamboo leaves (maozhu), quelling fears of a difficult period of adjustment.

NZ cabinet to lead six delegations to China

New Zealand cabinet ministers are to lead up to six delegations to China this year as part of a drive to take advantage of the 30 million NZ dollars (US$22 million) investment in the 2010 Shanghai Expo.

Vice foreign minister visits site

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun yesterday visited the under-construction Expo site.

Wanted: Emperor and Consort for Shaanxi Pavilion

The search is on for two people from Shaanxi Province who most resemble Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) and his consort Yang Yuhuan.

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