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19 Sep 2010, Posted by Haibao in Countdown to Shanghai, 0 Comments

Shanghai World Expo Breaks 40 Million in 40°c


The Shanghai World Expo has now had 40 million visitors over the 106 day period.  With the Expo site heating up to even 40c, visitors are still eager on visiting the site.  The city’s weather bureau issued a red heart alert, the highest on a three-scale system.  The heat record at the expo site is 40.7 degrees Celcius.  Expo organisers have issued 1,000 ice blocks, 500 electric fans and more than 2.000 benches in pavilion waiting areas to help people stand the storching heat.  Not only is the heat a definite heath risk but it’s putting pressure on the city’s electricity resources.

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The mascot of World Expo 2010 Shanghai China is Hai Bao, which means the treasure of the sea. Hai Bao is a typical lucky name in Chinese tradition. Hai Bao is confident, lovely, happy, witty and lively. Hai Bao greets you and wants to show appreciation and a warm welcome to friends from all over the world. Hai Bao is the good well ambassador of Shanghai Expo.