Travel Diary: With Secretary Clinton at the Shanghai Expo

Posted by Beatrice Camp
May 22, 2010
Secretary Clinton Watches a Video at the USA Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Secretary Clinton Speaks with Visitors to the USA Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Children Show Paintings Presented to Secretary Clinton at the USA Pavilion of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Secretary Clinton Departs the USA Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
The China Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Secretary Clinton is Greeted by the Mascots of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Secretary Clinton Greets Hostesses of the China Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Secretary Clinton Tours the China Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Secretary Clinton Visits the China Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Secretary Clinton Observes a Display at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Secretary Clinton Signs the Guest Book in the China Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai
Secretary Clinton's Inscription in the China Pavilion Guest Book at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai

Interactive Travel Map|Text the Secretary|Trip PageAbout the Author: Beatrice Camp serves as U.S. Consul General in Shanghai.

For me the best part of the Shanghai Expo is not the pavilions themselves, but the interactions between people, pavilions, countries, and cultures, so I was happy to see Secretary Clinton's visit generating some of that same spirit as she moved through various parts of the Expo grounds today. After her tour in three acts at the USA Pavilion, the Secretary boarded a bus for a through-the-windshield view of the Expo. Our Consulate Expo Liaison Officer Alys Spensley -- who has lived and breathed all things Expo for over a year now -- provided running commentary for the Secretary, staff, and media as we cruised past Argentina, South Africa, Italy, UK, Korea, Japan, Kyrgystan and other parts of the globe. From our seats on the bus we could see thousands of Expo-goers lined up waiting to enter the most popular pavilions, determined, despite the rain, to hit the must-see spots. When they caught sight of Hillary Clinton sitting in the right-hand front seat of the bus, people did double-takes, pointed, smiled, and waved excitedly. Just as I was kicking myself for not bringing a camera, the NBC cameraman on our bus moved over to my window to record the ripple of recognition that flowed along the sidewalks in the Secretary's wake. Even through a bus window in the rain, I felt the thrill of people connecting across cultures.

Read Consul General Camp's blog entry about Secretary Clinton's earlier visit to Shanghai.

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palgye
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South Korea
May 22, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Agrees and very rainy day can`t see Sec.

Congratulation, visit to China. And, North Korea must suffer a punishment is agrees about crime.

but,North Korea thinks economically already bankruptcy condition.

-Thinks that conduct and the word and deed where also North Korea stimulates a outside world must have self-control. And, us with the minimum material where the life of the citizens who North Korea confine is maintained the effort thinks that must provide. When what kind of people are adapted to like that environment, thinks like the North Korea residents live. Thinks that the mistake of the North Korea map setup which disregards an interest and a warning is big. Thinks that the mistake of the North Korea high-level layer which disregards an interest and a warning is big. If only turns knife end with the side a little and there is not a many crime and the North Korea citizens who confine live and they think that there is a possibility of remaining.

From,
BongHa (virgin place of Former President Roh Moo-hyun)

P.S. if he is alive, the gone agrees GB (need change and add Opposition party person?)

palgye
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South Korea
May 24, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

THANK YOU. Secretary Hillary Clinton.

good news from South-Korea at festival-cannes.com/en.html. someone gains prize, it is festival-cannes.com/en/theDailyArticle/57836.html and someone are waiting for South-Korea not theirs. if i have a power, i`m assist the left.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Patrick
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Maryland, USA
May 23, 2010

Patrick in Maryland writes:

Great Photos of the Chinese Pavilion at the World 2010 Expo. The photos of the people enjoying themselves were very heartwarming.

I thought their Mascot "Haibao" was Cool looking and added to the atmosphere of the Pavilion. Nice photo of Hillary with them..:)

Also, heard the US.'s Pavilion had a pair of Panda's gifted too them from Pepsi Company. I saw the video with them in it,very nice of them..:)

The 2010 Expo,sounds like it's a huge success for all the countries involved.

C_Ya...:)

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