|Czech Pavilion Day at Shanghai World Expo|
BEIJING, May 18 -- The Shanghai World Expo is celebrating Czech Pavilion Day. Under the theme of "Fruits of Civilization", the pavilion showcases a virtual city, with a spotlight on new technologies.
The pavilion includes a main hall, a multi-media center, a theme pavilion and a souvenir gift shop. Each area emphasizes the concept of environmental protection through design. The exhibition in the multi-media center demonstrates Czech solutions to urban problems of transportation and pollution. It also presents the country's cultural heritage in an innovative way.
Five ballets by the Czech National Theatre will be staged tonight in Shanghai, including one specially commissioned for the Expo.