The Site of Shanghai Expo spans both sides of the Huangpu River between the Nan Pu Bridge and the Lupu Bridge., As the most important area of exhibition and landscapes, World Expo Centre, China Pavilion, Expo Performance Centre, Theme Pavilions, Expo Boulevard will be reserved permanently after Expo Shanghai.
World Expo Centre will serve as the centre for ceremonies and conferences, press conferences and various forums during Expo Shanghai. China Pavilion is designed with the concept of "Oriental Crown", which represents the Chinese wisdom of the urban development. Expo Performance Centre will serve for major performances and exhibiting activities during Expo Shanghai. The Theme Pavilions will be built with a theme of "City, Make Life Better", The Expo Boulevard will act as the main axis for human traffic flow and sightseeing at the Expo Site during Expo Shanghai.
Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong, lies in the southern part of the province where the Pearl River meets the sea. Legend has it that five immortals riding five goats, each holding a rice stalk in the mouth, descended here from the heaven, hence the city's nicknames, Suicheng (City of Rice Ears) and Yangcheng (City of Goats).
In 214 B.C., Qin Shi Huang (First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty) ordered General Ren Xiao to lead troops on an expedition to unify the southern regions. The triumphant troops then constructed a city in present-day Panyu area, which was documented as the beginning of the history of Guangzhou. Historically, Guangzhou was an important part of the ancient Maritime Silk Road, while in modern days, it is a pilot in China's reform and opening-up policie, and it serves as the host city of the 16th Asian Games. For a millennium, the graceful Pearl River has nourished this old yet vigorous city. When night falls, illuminated by the glittering neon lights on both banks, the river looks even more charming.
China National Philatelic Corporation will release two FDCs.