Australia launches Victoria week for Shanghai World Expo (2)

16:10, March 29, 2010      

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"Our focus will be on attracting investments that generate jobs, showcasing Victoria's innovation and development strength and boosting our reputation of a great state in which to live, work, study and travel. And in keeping with the Expo's theme Better City, Better Life, we will strongly market Victoria's environment and urban development credentials and our commitment to sustainable, liveable communities."

"The modernization of China's economy and infrastructure and its fast growing middle class offers many exciting new opportunities that will create more skilled jobs and export dollars for Victoria," Victoria's Industry and Trade Minister Jacinta Allan said.

She said Victoria's strong relationship with China was also underpinned by a thriving local Chinese community that dates back over 150 years and through the state's sister-state relationship with Jiangsu Province and sister-city relationship between Melbourne and Tianjin.

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo starts in May and terminates at the end of October. It will be staged near the Shanghai city center and will cover 5.28 square kilometers on both sides of the Huangpu River.

It will involve nearly 200 countries and 50 international organizations and is expected to attract more than 70 million visitors.

Source: Xinhua
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