After years of preparation and anticipation, the Shanghai World Expo has now ended. From BBC:
Officials say a record 72m people – most of them from across China – visited pavilions staged by more than 240 countries and organisations.
China has reportedly spent some $60bn (£37bn) preparing for the fair.
The figure – mentioned in Chinese state media – is more than was spent on the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
However, the Shanghai government only confirms
October 30, 2010 11:10 PM