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Expo puts children to 'work'

THE Expo organizer is building a children's pavilion on the Puxi side of the Expo site where 7 to 15-year-olds can pretend to work as doctors, teachers, police officers, reporters and another 26 occupations during during the event.

The 4,000-square-meter pavilion includes a pretend school, hospital, bank, police station, fire station and news agency. No fee will be charged.

Five to 10 children will be gathered in one of 22 virtual communities in the pavilion for an hour, where two tutors will guide them to choose and do their "jobs." Parents can look on from outside but will not be allowed to enter.

The organizer built the pavilion because education is one of the main purposes of the Expo, said Jin Tao, deputy director of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination.

Each child will wear a wrist strap with an electronic chip which will connect them with their parents. Children can leave the pavilion only with their parents.

Children will also be paid for their work - a virtual payment that can be exchanged for gifts.


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