Expo Faces

Taiwan writer Li Ao takes in Expo

Taiwan writer and cultural figurehead Li Ao, on his second return visit to the Chinese mainland, Friday called for "cross-Strait peace" at the Taiwan Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.

A big collector's spin on pins

Medeth Alqahtani is a man who captures a lot of attention, not just because of his resplendent Arab dress, but also for the chain he wears around his neck, replete with 50 Expo souvenir pins.

Guarded by the best

For Yang Jiong, her job at the Expo 2010 Shanghai is no less demanding than her peacekeeping role in Kosovo six years ago.

Expo before self, his motto

For Zhang Shaofeng, an officer in the Shanghai Armed Police Corps, safety at the Expo 2010 Shanghai comes before his own health, or even life.

A diamond among diamonds

Even if you do not have time to check out Chongqing - which is famous for gorgeous ladies - you still have a chance to meet its beauties in the Chongqing Pavilion at the Expo Garden.

Volunteer work earns written praise

Writer Wang Mengmeng is about to begin her third book on volunteers in China, Chen Qide reports.

Some French flower power

Rose breeder Benoit Hochart is excited to see French roses bloom in the garden in front of the Rhone-Alpes Pavilion in the Expo Garden - a result he sees as a milestone in his rose-breeding career.

Dutchman is standing tall

Jan Wessel Van Spaendonck is tall - and popular because of it, Tang Zhihao reports.

Piano man - fast as lightning

Balzs Havasi's recent concert at the Expo 2010 Shanghai was a significant event for the 35-year-old Hungarian, who has felt a connection with China since he was a young boy.

Cyclists reach Shanghai after four-year journey

Three Swiss nationals chose the hardest way to get to Shanghai from Zurich, the financial center of their country.

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