Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech at a December 27 rally which honored model institutions and individuals that contributed to the success of the Shanghai World Expo has been published in five Chinese ethnic minority languages.
Shanghai has been doing subway security checks since May 1 when the Expo opened and all subway stations in the city are equipped with X-ray scanners. There are 6,000 people working in security on the 11 metro lines.
Thirty-four out of a total of 83 standalone pavilions and 11 joint pavilions were given an International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) award for their theme development, creative display and pavilion design, on Saturday.
Some participants at the Shanghai World Expo jointly summarized the "substantive achievements" of the 184-day event in a Shanghai Declaration, on Sunday, the last day of the Expo, pointing to its innovations as solutions in tackling the challenges of urban development.
Shanghai, China's business and fi nancial center, bid farewell to the World Expo on Sunday. Praised by Premier Wen Jiabao as "a splendid event and a glorious chapter in Expo history", it was the backdrop to a series of signifi cant numbers in addition to its record-breaking attendance.
As a bonus for working part time with his local water resources bureau, Huang Xiao'er was given two choices in mid-October: a free three-day trip to Expo 2010 Shanghai or a 500-yuan ($75) rebate on his water bill.
Shanghai World Expo, to be closed on Sunday, has won applause from many officials of international organizations and state leaders for its great contribution to promoting exchanges and cooperation among countries.Special: Farewell, Shanghai Expo!
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