Shanghai’s Worldexpo is about to open and media are turning to our speakers at the China Speakers Bureau to get some more background, like professor Wang Jianmao in The National from Abu Dabi. The Worldexpo is more than just about what you see on the surface, he says:
Wang Jianmao, an economics professor at the CEIBS, says the point of expo is about more than just generating revenue or developing a part of the city. It is about projecting a new image of the city and the country.
“Shanghai is in a transition from manufacturing to services, especially financial services, so it is good for the world to come to the city,” Mr Wang says.
“It’s a message of opening and change. I think the expo may help the rest of the world to realise what has happened in China and what will happen in China in the future.”