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"A multimedia roadshow of Mille Miglia will be hosted inside the Italian pavilion on May 25," he said highlighting that the event, promoted by Italian Tourism Ministry, is expected to allow visitors to get a closer look at Italian history and culture.

Themed Ke Nako! ("It's Time!"), South Africa's pavilion at the Shanghai Expo has opened its doors to visitors wanting to learn more about what modern-day South Africa has to offer, from the upcoming 2010 Fifa World Cup to tourism, trade and investment opportunities.

Most of Asia suffered from hubris during the Asian miracle -- but not China. Expo 2010 in Shanghai might be a test of whether China can think outside of the West's intellectual box. It might be a showcase of the charisma of Chinese culture...

Positioned as a gateway to Africa for investment and trade from China, participation at Shanghai Expo becomes relevant when considering that in 2009 the total trade between China and Africa amounted to over 106 billion dollars, an increase of 45 percent over the previous year, of which South Africa accounted for 20%

It's the first time the EU has been represented at a world fair outside Europe: for 6 months (starting 1 May), the bloc will have its own pavilion in Shanghai - at the specific invitation of China, its second biggest trade partner.

North Korea, Sudan, Iran, Myanmar, Zimbabwe are not normally countries associated with booming economies or viewed favorably by many, especially in the West, on the world stage. But they all have close ties with China, and have made every effort to put on a good show...

Visitors flocked to the Israeli stand in the Expo 2010 Shanghai China exhibition that opened on Saturday.

The World's Fair that kicked off Friday night is designed to focus global attention on Shanghai—but in doing so, it will largely reflect the outsize role foreigners have played in shaping China's most cosmopolitan city.