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US Government Supports 2010 World Expo USA Pavilion Initiative

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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has issued a letter supporting the United States’ representation at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo.

In her letter to the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and a number of similar letters sent to leading US-China trade associations, Secretary Clinton urges the Chamber and its members to support the official US Pavilion organizer in its effort to successfully raise funds and build and operate the proposed USA Pavilion.

“I believe that it is crucial for the United States to be present along with the other 180 nations participating in this major global event with its environmental theme of ‘Better City, Better Life.’ Our national pavilion will also demonstrate America’s commitment to renewing its leadership in the Asia-Pacific region and to a forward-looking, positive relationship with China.” Ms. Clinton wrote in her letter.

USA Pavilion Co-Chair Ellen Eliasoph stated, “The US Pavilion, which will form a key element of one of the most spectacular events in world history, will showcase American ingenuity, innovation and its ‘Can Do’ spirit in China’s most dynamic city, embody America’s commitment to the ‘greening’ of our country and the world, and foster an even stronger friendship between the American and Chinese peoples.”

Letter from US Secretary of State:

March 30, 2009
The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

Dear Ms. Foster:

I am writing to inform you of my strong Support for United States’ representation at ttre 2010 Shanghai World Expo in China, and I hope you will give
your support as well. The Shanghai Expo offers an unprecedented opportunity for U.S. companies and organizations to hoist their flags in one of the most important centers of world commerse and cultural exchange. From May to October 2010, the Expo will be attended by an expected audience of 70 million visitors, over 60 million of whom are expected to come from China.  As you know, we have authorized Shanghai Expo 2010, led by Mr. Nick Winslow and Ms. Ellen Eliasoph, to raise funds to design and build a U.S. pavilion. I urge you to support this effort.

I believe that it is crucial for the United States to be present along with the other 180 nations participating in this major global event with its environmental
theme of "Better City, Better Life." The U.S. presenge at the Expo will showcase American business, culture, and values in China’s most dynamic city and foster an even stronger friendship between the Arnerican and Chinese peoples. Our national pavilion will also demonstrate America’s commitment to  renewing its leadership in the Asia-Pacific region and to a forward.looking, positive relationship with China.

I hope that you will strongly consider joining us in this important endeavor.

Sincerely yours,

Hillary Rodham Clinton

For more information:
Ms. Jessica Li / Ms. Page Wang
Ruder Finn Public Relations, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5383 1188 ext. 620 / 641
Email: lij@RuderFinnAsia.com / wangp@RuderFinnAsia.com

See also:
Good prognosis for US pavilion at Shanghai 2010
US. Pavilion at Shanghai Expo to break ground on schedule: officials
Join the U.S. Pavilion at World Travel Fair 2009 – Shanghai, China

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