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Old May 22nd, 2009, 10:02 AM   #221
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Tastes may differ but by no means I would call it junk. There surely will be some spectacular and interesting pavilions. If people would not be interested noone would organize such events in the first place.
i agree with you. while tastes do vary, I think most of the pavilions are imaginative given the cost constraints, green theme of the expo, and economic reality. actually I am amazed that as much is happening given the world economy.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 10:03 AM   #222
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To Snapdragon:We keep the China Pavilion and the smokestack observation tower and dismantle all of the other pavilions.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 04:09 PM   #223
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do you have an unstoppable compulsion to use the word "we" instead of "they" in cases where you are not involved in any of their decisions?
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 02:10 AM   #224
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WOW i gotta be there !
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:23 AM   #225
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have u ever been to an expo..?
I have been to Expo 2000 in Germany and it was just boring. No country really showed something interesting.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:56 PM   #226
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I have been to Expo 2000 in Germany and it was just boring. No country really showed something interesting.
you know sometimes, boring people always find everything is boring
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 06:31 PM   #227
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China is bringing back the expo to what it once was.. Paris 1889 etc.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 08:14 PM   #228
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I read that the USA has not raised enough money to built a pavilion. They may not participate. If it happens, it will not be good for the Expo 2010 and shows the US is definitely declined a great deal.
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It'll probably be worse for the US (and its relations with other countries) than for the Expo itself. Visitors will hardly notice that one pavilion is "missing" etc.
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do you have an unstoppable compulsion to use the word "we" instead of "they" in cases where you are not involved in any of their decisions?
I was just trying to ask whether the China Pavilion is temporary or permanent. I don't want to be angered.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #231
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I was just trying to ask whether the China Pavilion is temporary or permanent. I don't want to be angered.
hi budy, this Pavilion is permanent build, as well as the performence center(looks like UFO) and the exhibition center, and the sunshine vally ect.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 03:28 AM   #232
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I read that the USA has not raised enough money to built a pavilion. They may not participate. If it happens, it will not be good for the Expo 2010 and shows the US is definitely declined a great deal.

USA haven't been to the expo 2000 either.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #233
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It'll probably be worse for the US (and its relations with other countries) than for the Expo itself. Visitors will hardly notice that one pavilion is "missing" etc.
Why would it hurt the US? Is the Chinese government grading pavilions or something?

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I read that the USA has not raised enough money to built a pavilion. They may not participate. If it happens, it will not be good for the Expo 2010 and shows the US is definitely declined a great deal.
No, because a pavillion at one of these events is a big waste of money. I wouldn't give a dime to building one of these things.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #234
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Why would it hurt the US? Is the Chinese government grading pavilions or something?
This is hardly the first time the US is showing a lack of interest in keeping good relations with other countries. As arguably the most powerful nation on earth, it should be represented on the Expo- not stay home as the only country besides Andorra and Colombia. In the long run, this hurts the US and its foreign relations more than it hurts the actual expo.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #235
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It's just a freaking expo. Naff and kitsch - incredibly temporary and forgotten about soon enough. It's hardly the United Nations or the Olympics.

I doubt any one will really care if the US does a no-show.
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No one has stated it's a big issue, I was simply stating that the absence of the US would probably hurt US (in the long run) more than it would hurt the actual expo, as someone else claimed.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #237
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I dont think US has participated in an Expo since 1996.

So its not a money problem, but more of a lack of interest.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #238
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Visitors will hardly notice that one pavilion is "missing" etc.
They certainly will notice that the US pavillion is 'missing' which is what makes people think like... wtf usa?

Which indeed hurts the US more than the expo.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #239
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They certainly will notice that the US pavillion is 'missing' which is what makes people think like... wtf usa?

Which indeed hurts the US more than the expo.
Then why do people from all over the world continue to immigrate to the country? I really don't think anyone is going to notice, nor care. No one can possibly visit all the pavilions anyway, there is going to be plenty for people to go see already. I doubt there are too many people that are going to be going to specific pavilions. The Chinese, and the whole world, knows a lot more about the US than, say, Canada.
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ohhhhhhh, come on guys, there are great interesting pavilions enough,
why we should care one or two countries will not be there.
who cares. as those who mentioned , this expo is nothing, i will tell you one thing: 2000 in Hannover,
some pavillions have to wait till 2 or 3 hours to go in.

so those who think this expo is nothing speicial ,
then you would better move your ass out of here. go for something interesting for you.
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