A gift from 2010 Shanghai World Expo

14:14, April 02, 2010      

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In order to show appreciation for the dedication of Shanghai citizens, the local government will provide all residents a chance to visit the 2010 Shanghai World Expo during the trial period, Zhengsheng Yu, the Shanghai Party Secretary, said in an recent interview.

All permanent residents of Shanghai – those with residence permits – will be given a complimentary expo ticket per household and a travel card worth 200 RMB once the expo starts.

Citizens interviewed on April 1 said that many people are excited about the news. Some are inquiring further about details on how and when to get the tickets and requirements. Many thought that the by giving only one ticket per household, the government would promote additional ticket sales because people are more willing to buy more tickets and enjoy the expo with their family, rather than visit by themselves.

In addition, some experts believe that the transportation cards released by the expo will encourage people to take mass transit, resulting in reduction of private car travel.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:张茜)

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