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USA and Shanghai swap pavilion staff

10-21-2010 18:29 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

A two-month exchange program between the USA Pavilion and China's provincial pavilions reached its final stage yesterday when the USA Pavilion and the Shanghai Pavilion swapped personnel to serve at each other's venue.

The program began in August when the USA Pavilion sent two student ambassadors to work at the Guangdong Pavilion while the Guangdong side sent two staff members to serve at the USA Pavilion.

Later, the USA Pavilion extended personnel exchange to the Beijing, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Inner Mongolia, Anhui and Guizhou pavilions.

The initiative is aimed at offering American students an opportunity to experience different traditions and customs of Chinese provinces and regions and allowing Chinese youths to understand cultural diversities of the United States.

"Through these meaningful staff exchanges our American young people have not only witnessed the richness and exquisiteness of cultures, traditions and achievements of all the eight Chinese provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, but also understood the characters and merits of the Chinese people and gained a better knowledge of China," said Martin Alintuck, president and CEO of USA Pavilion.

"We are pleased to join hands with all the Chinese provincial pavilions to bring about this groundbreaking program at Shanghai Expo that has truly represented the quintessence of World Expo themes - understanding, communication, and community."

Alice Hu and Andy Chan, working as guides at the Shanghai Pavilion today, are among the 16 USA Pavilion student ambassadors who have worked at the eight provincial pavilions.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source:

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