SHANGHAI: Chinese people from across the world will be invited to submit
design ideas for the China Pavilion, the Shanghai Expo organizer said.
The global recruitment for the design will start next month.
According to the China News Agency, the blueprint of the China Pavilion will
be finalized by the end of June and infrastructure construction is set begin
later this year.
The theme of the China Pavilion is "the Chinese wisdom of urban development"
and "harmony" is the main concept.
Wu Zhiqiang, the main planner of the expo site, said the China Pavilion will
offer "a retrospective of China's urbanization in the past 5,000 years with its
special ethnic soul" represented in the theme.
The entire 48,000-square meter-structure is to be completed by the end of
The agency also said the China Pavilion will consist of a national hall and
other exhibition halls to be used by different regions in the country. Hong
Kong, Macao and Taiwan will be also invited to set up exhibitions at the China
The expo organizer said that 128 countries and international organizations
have confirmed their participation at the Shanghai World Expo by April 10, some
20 of which intend to build their individual pavilions on the expo site.