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Nasdaq celebrates Shanghai World Expo

07-04-2010 16:34 BJT Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

NEW YORK, July 2 (Xinhua) -- In celebration of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, Nasdaq OMX held a special ceremony and showcased the expo in the heart of Times Square on Friday.

Li Baodong (L3), the Chinese ambassador to the UN, Peng Keyu (R2), China's consul general in New York, Chinese pianist Lang Lang (L4), who is also a goodwill ambassador of the Shanghai Expo, and Robert McCooey (R3), Senior Vice President of New Listing and Capital Markets of NASDAQ OMX, stand for group photo in front of a screen at Nasdaq in New York, July 2, 2010. Lang Lang rang the bell for the opening of Nasdaq Friday to promote the ongoing Shanghai World Expo. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)
Li Baodong (L3), the Chinese ambassador to the UN, Peng Keyu (R2), China's 
consul general in New York, Chinese pianist Lang Lang (L4), who is also a 
goodwill ambassador of the Shanghai Expo, and Robert McCooey (R3), Senior 
Vice President of New Listing and Capital Markets of NASDAQ OMX, stand for
group photo in front of a screen at Nasdaq in New York, July 2, 2010. Lang
Lang rang the bell for the opening of Nasdaq Friday to promote the ongoing
Shanghai World Expo. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

Baodong Li, China's Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and Keyu Peng, Consul General of Chinese Consulate General in New York, attended Friday' s opening ceremony at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

Classical musician Lang Lang, the global promotion ambassador of the Shanghai World Expo, rang the opening bell.

On July 13th, Lang Lang will perform with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic as they launch their 2010 Concert in Central Park. It is the first time ever that the two orchestras will share the stage during New York's famed summer Parks series.

Nasdaq will also display celebration messages dedicated to the Shanghai World Expo on its big screen in Times Square all day Friday.

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