Opening Ceremony Includes Fireworks Display And Performance
After years of planning and months of intense preparation, the Shanghai World Expo kicked off today with a stunning fireworks display and musical performance. The expo officially opens its doors to the public tomorrow, and over the next six months organizers estimate somewhere between 70-100 million visitors, most of them Chinese, will tour the expo’s venues.
Make sure to check back with Jing Daily next week for exclusive coverage of the expo from our Shanghai correspondent.
Some photos of the opening event, via Xinhua:
Video of the opening ceremony, from CCTV (via Youtube):
More coverage of the Shanghai World Expo:
Shanghai Expo 2010: A Pre-Opening Round-up of News and Opinion (China Digital Times)
China Rules the World at Expo 2010 (The Atlantic)