Number of countries, organizations at Shanghai Expo increases to 246

14:07, April 29, 2010      

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The number of exhibitors participating in the Shanghai World Expo has been increased to 246 countries and international organizations, said Hong Hao, chief of the Bureau of the Shanghai World Expo, during a press conference on April 28. Although the Shanghai World Expo is about to open, the record number of exhibitors is being continually updated, Hong said.

In addition, the opening ceremony of the World Expo is very simple and it will certainly not be as extravagant as the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games, said Yang Xiong, a member of the Shanghai World Expo Organizing Committee, deputy director of the Executive Committee and deputy mayor of Shanghai. In line with the tradition of the International Exhibitions Bureau, the opening ceremony of the Shanghai World Expo will consist of an official ceremony, a short theatrical performance and an outdoor fireworks and lighting display.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:王千原雪)

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