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World expo kicks off in Shanghai

The gala marking the start of the six-month World Expo in Shanghai opened on Friday with China’s national anthem and action film star Jackie Chan serenading world leaders and thousands of guests.

business Updated: Apr 30, 2010 22:50 IST

The gala marking the start of the six-month World Expo in Shanghai opened on Friday with China’s national anthem and action film star Jackie Chan serenading world leaders and thousands of guests.

The Expo is showcasing China’s dazzling commercial capital and is aiming for a eco-friendly tag

From the United States to North Korea, a total of 189 countries will take part in the display of ideas, culture and technology expected to attract at least 70 million visitors from across the world.