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Frequent visits by foreign officials, and an attendance tally of more than 70 million tourists show the Expo is a major asset in the diplomatic arena.
As the first developing country to host a World Expo, China has now pioneered a groundbreaking style of diplomacy. Since the event opened six months ago, more than 100 foreign heads of state and government leaders have visited Shanghai.
Zhen Jianguo, Chinese Deputy World Expo Commissioner-General, said, "The Expo provides a good platform for Chinese diplomacy. Over the past six months, nearly every participating nation has sent an important delegation to Shanghai. This could be the first time China has ever received so many high level foreign dignitaries in such a short period of time."
|Since the event opened six months ago, more than|
100 foreign heads of state and government leaders
have visited Shanghai.(File photo)
Nearly 250 countries, regions, and international organizations are taking part in the Shanghai World Expo. Regardless of national, regional, or institutional size, officials have provided all participants with the same chance to shine at this global extravaganza.
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