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Chile shrugs off economic chill to strike out alone

With Chile set to invest up to $7 million in the first stand-alone pavilion from South America next spring, the country's expo chief hailed the move as one of the best investments his government has made.

Wedding bells, sweet smells at 'Parisian palace'

France gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States 125 years ago as a symbol of friendship. Next year it will make a similar overture to China by building what looks like a floating white palace on the expo site to kick the 21st century into gear.

2010: a performance-space odyssey

One expo buildings to become a permanent fixture of Shanghai's landscape after the six-month event comes to a close next year, the futuristic Expo Performance Center will serve as a grand structure set to symbolize the city's forward-thinking.

Expo turns down tobacco donation

Organizers of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo said yesterday that they would not accept a 200 million yuan ($29 million) donation from a local tobacco company in order to observe the promise of a "healthy and smoke-free Expo."

Shanghai Expo rejects $29m tobacco donation

Shanghai Expo has refused a controversial 200 million yuan donation from the Shanghai Tobacco Company, according to Wu Yiqun, an official from a Beijing-based Chinese tobacco control organization, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday.

Construction of US pavilion at World Expo starts

The construction of the US pavilion kicked off on Friday as the nation’s strong commitment to the Shanghai Expo is helping enlist more corporate sponsors to fund its presence at the 2010 event.

Shanghai to employ odd-even plate system to limit jams

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo will adopt the odd-even system of number plates used in last year's Beijing Olympics to ease traffic congestion during the extravaganza.

Hu calls for sound preparations for 2010 Expo

Chinese President Hu Jintao called for sound preparations in the run-up to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and hoped the success of the event would have positive influence on the global economy.

Landmark building of Shanghai Expo is to be unveiled

The largest landmark building of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai is set to be finished by the end of the year.

French pavilion to house historic art at Expo

The French government will send for the first time historic artwork from pioneers such as Auguste Rodin and Vincent Van Gogh to China for the 2010 Shanghai Expo.

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