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10:40, May 07, 2010      

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Keeping the balance: The urban symphony

Liang Shiqi: As a city-state, Singapore has been exploring the best method to realize better city life. From Singapore's urban developing experience, the city was built into an international metropolis suitable for people to work, live and play while keeping harmony and balance between urban development and sustainability; city and nature; traditionalism and modernity and multi-ethnic blending.

"The Shanghai World Expo will be a grand gathering to explore man's wonderful city life. It will focus all the participating countries' attention on the development of cities for the first time. With the theme 'Better City, Better Life,' these countries will have an opportunity to share the glorious achievements of human urban civilization and at the same time, have a great longing for the future of city life. We hope to share our cities' development experience with the other countries and explore feasible programs to further improve urban residents' living standards," said Liang, director general of 2010 World Expo Office under the Singapore Tourism Board, in a written statement to reporters from People's Daily.

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