First let`s learn a chinese word : 车展 car show
VISITORS to the 1st Pudong International Automotive Exhibition, which opened yesterday in Shanghai, were dismayed at the lack of new car models.
Some visitors complained that automakers did not show off their new car models and also at the absence of the ubiquitous long-legged beauties gracing this type of show.
"Cars are boring without the presence of beauty," a local white-collar worker Zhang Xiahua said as he visited the show.
Wang Xia, director of the Auto Committee at the China Council For the Promotion of International Trade, said the first fair was organized in a very short period. He promised that future shows will be more appealing.
Auto manufacturing is expected to be a pillar industry in Pudong New Area by 2015.
Carmakers in Pudong produced 700,000 automobiles last year and car sales hit 30 billion yuan (US$4.7 billion), according to the government.
The five-day show, held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, boasts more than 60 carmakers from around the world. The show will be staged every two years as a supplement to the flagship Auto China, which is held alternatively in Shanghai and Beijing.