On July 19th, the 80th opening day of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the U.S. Pavilion ushered its 3 millionth lucky visitor.
The couple Cai Zhiping and Wang Xiangjuan from Shaoxing became the stars of the U.S. Pavilion. It is the first time for this 70-year-old couple to visit the Shanghai World Expo. They had a lovely welcome from Martin Alintuck, the President and CEO of the U.S. Pavilion, and get some presents such as the crystal model and commemorative coin of the U.S. Pavilion.
Villarreal, the Commissioner General of the U.S. Pavilion, said, “I am indeed proud of the achievements since the trial run, and we have met a constant stream of visitors all over the world. We are looking forward to entertain more guests and friends to share the spirit of America.”
It is reported that, as one of the most popular pavilions of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, its average daily capacity for visitors is 42000, and it is expected there will be 6 million visitors to the U.S. Pavilion during the Expo. The U.S. Pavilion, covering an area of over 6,000 square meters, is one of the largest national pavilions in this World Expo. With its theme of “Embracing the Challenges”, it showed the cultural connotation, values, innovation and business ideas of the United States in Shanghai Chinese most dynamic city, and celebrated friendship and cooperation between China and the United States as well as other countries in the world.