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Expo float rides in parade of roses

SHANGHAI unveiled its design today for the 2010 Rose Parade in Los Angeles on January 1.

The World Expo-themed float will make its debut with NBA superstar Yao Ming and Expo mascot Haibao. Yao Ming, the ambassador of Shanghai Expo 2010, together with stars from NFL and Los Angeles Lakers, will ride on the float, which will include a model of the Chinese pavilion model and the skyline of Shanghai.

During the parade in LA, Shanghai will stage a display, book exhibition and general knowledge contest about the 2010 World Expo.

Shanghai's magnificent rose float was bound to attract the attention of visitors from all over the world, said Jeffrey Throop, acting president of the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California.

Zhang Yun, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles, officials from the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality, Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination attended the press conference. Pasadena is well known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game.


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