U.S. Presence at 2010 Shanghai World Expo Remains Doubtful

With no federal funds available for a U.S. pavilion, the State Department is looking to business to stump up the necessary $75-100 million

To prepare for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, the Chinese government has been sparing no expense to lay the groundwork for the Expo: Activities such as relocating factories and steel mills from the Huangpu River fairgrounds will cost at least $3 billion. But with Congress refusing to provide funds for a pavilion, whether or not the U.S. would participate has been an open question.

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