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MORE World Expo information in English is now available online, on mobile phones and in print to help overseas visitors make the most of the World Expo. Wang Haoling reports.WebsitesShanghai Daily reporters, photographers and Website designers cover pavilions, events, entertainment, the latest news and give transport advice at

The Website gives a panoramic view of the Expo site to help travelers plan their visit. To locate a pavilion, use the "Pavilion Browser."

Expo Shanghai's official Website ( features videos, magazines and galleries, and covers the history of the event from the first World Expo in London in 1851. Portals in English, French, Japanese and Chinese are provided.

Another Website, Expo Shanghai Online (, is a first in World Expo history.

Shanghai organizers have designed a Website to show virtual pavilions to visitors, especially for those who cannot visit in person.

Visitors can plan personal routes.Mobile Phone Newspaper

As Shanghai's first English-language mobile newspaper, Shanghai Daily offers the latest Expo news in English and Chinese daily around 9:30am.

It mainly covers Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta region, and features a wide variety of local news and practical services messages related to the Expo.

For Shanghai Mobile users, send text SD to 1065-2858 to subscribe to the once-a-day messages. It costs 3 yuan (44 US cents) a month and no GPRS fee is charged on the Chinese mainland. Visit for details.24-hour Hotline: 962010

A 24-hour Expo hotline at 962010 has more than 50 multi-lingual operators to provide a range of Expo information, such as transport, ticket booking, procedures and security.

In addition to English, 962010 provides services in Japanese, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, German, Thai, Malay, Indonesian and Chinese.Official Expo GuidebookThe "Expo 2010 Shanghai China Official Guidebook" is on sale at Xinhua bookstores, newspaper kiosks and some supermarkets. It offers complete and authoritative information on main events and exhibitions, pavilions, Urban Best Practices Area, transport and other areas. It includes maps and illustrations.

It is also available in English, French, Japanese and Korean.

Made with full-color recycled paper, it costs 20 yuan. A larger format version costs 38 yuan.Mobile Phone Appfor BlackBerryAs an official media partner of World Expo 2010, Shanghai Daily is the co-developer and content provider of World Expo official BlackBerry App (, featuring pavilion details, event scheduler and Expo news.

By downloading a free application, the 41 million BlackBerry users can see Shanghai Daily news stories as well as tips for Expo visitors provided by the newspaper.

Users will get the latest information at the same time the Shanghai Daily Website is updated.

The service will run through the six-month event until October 31.


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