The Taiwan Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai will begin a trial run on April 20 and open on May 1 as scheduled, an organizer said Thursday.

WITH ONE month to go before the World Expo 2010, China’s financial capital Shanghai is gearing up for a tourism boom as it seeks to promote China’s most glamorous city to the world with the event known as the “Economic Olympics”.

Actor Lee Jun-ki has been picked to promote Korea at the 2010 Shanghai Expo. He received a letter of appointment from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency at its headquarters in Seoul on Wednesday. Lee will attend various promotional events at the expo to be held from May to October in the Chinese city.

Vice mayor of Shanghai Yang Xiong says Shanghai will not seek profit from the upcoming World Expo.

With only 30 days left, Shanghai is busy ironing out kinks and making sure it is ready for the most extravagant Expo in 151 years. The city is adding final touches to infrastructure and beautification projects and trying to ensure all Expo pavilions open on time.

"Beijing Welcomes You" was a popular hit song during and after the Beijing Olympics. So, perhaps the song "Right Here Waiting for You 2010" will become a hit from the Shanghai World Expo? The song was created to promote the expo and was released at the 30-day countdown event.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) would flag-off the Festival of India in China and France in April, showcasing a variety of art forms from various regions of India.

A billboard-size screen of its website greets visitors to the People's Daily Online (PD Online) centre here as it flashes up-to-the minute reports of China and the world... After a decade of existence, the website has become an important window to enable international readers to understand and take a glimpse of China.