China's light-up at world expo

Visitors passing by a giant light installation inside the China pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy, on Sunday. Milan won the bid in 2008 to host the international event that officials estimated at the time could generate €3.7 billion (S$5.9 bill
Visitors passing by a giant light installation inside the China pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy, on Sunday. Milan won the bid in 2008 to host the international event that officials estimated at the time could generate €3.7 billion (S$5.9 billion) of revenue and economic benefits for Milan. The Chinese pavilion, covering some 4,590 sq m, is the second-largest foreign pavilion and China's first self-built pavilion at a universal expo. The expo, open from May 1 to Oct 31, features 147 countries and international organisations.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Visitors passing by a giant light installation inside the China pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy, on Sunday. Milan won the bid in 2008 to host the international event that officials estimated at the time could generate €3.7 billion (S$5.9 billion) of revenue and economic benefits for Milan. The Chinese pavilion, covering some 4,590 sq m, is the second-largest foreign pavilion and China's first self-built pavilion at a universal expo. The expo, open from May 1 to Oct 31, features 147 countries and international organisations.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2015, with the headline 'China's light-up at world expo'. Print Edition | Subscribe