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City of islands display showcases Zhoushan

VISITORS can get a taste of the only city of islands in China in the case exhibition hall of the Pavilion of the Future, officials said as the Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, exhibition opened yesterday.

The Zhoushan theme case is about sea and city, said Mayor Zhou Guohui, and it's on show today and tomorrow.

Visitors can study the development of the islands, including deep-water ports, beaches and bridges, through a 10-minute movie. The exhibition is on the pavilion's third floor.

Zhou said life around the sea was always a classic topic at World Expos, having been highlighted at the 1975 Okinawa Expo and the 1998 Lisbon event. It will also feature in the 2012 Expo in Yeosu, South Korea.

Zhoushan is China's largest fishing port with an annual output of about 1.2 million tons of seafood and its Mount Putuo is one of China's four famous Buddhist mountains.

Meanwhile, an asteroid discovered by China's astronomical authority was officially named as "Zhoushan" yesterday to promote the city. The asteroid was discovered by the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, in 1981.


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