CHINA’S 1.3 BILLION POPULATION VOTING FOR THE New7Wonders of Nature N7W President’s Expo 2010 Shanghai visit popular with Chinese media & public

Zurich/Switzerland, July 26, 2010—The visionary Swiss-Canadian behind the global New7Wonders campaigns, Bernard Weber, visited Official New7Wonders of Nature Finalist national pavilions in Shanghai over the past 10 days. An elite 28 Finalists remain in the last stage of the 1-billion-vote race. Many pavilions at the Expo 2010 Shanghai are integrated in the New7Wonders campaign, featuring voting booths and information for visitors. Visit the news section of www.n7w.com for more on the Expo 2010 events.

Expo 2010 Shanghai & New7Wonders: world-leading initiatives, world record breakers Since the Expo 2010 Shanghai is expected to be the biggest ever, with over 70 million visitors, it is befitting that leading pavilions hosted the man behind the record-breaking, global New7Wonders elections. This is the second World Expo with a New7Wonders presence—at the Expo 2005 Aichi, the campaign to elect the man-made Official New 7 Wonders of the World was an official part of the Switzerland Pavilion (the New7Wonders Foundation is based in Zurich). New7Wonders and Expo share focus on interaction, cross-cultural dialogue “Like each Expo, New7Wonders brings people together to discover new facets of the world around them,” notes Bernard Weber. “More specifically, New7Wonders works through each campaign to foster and facilitate global dialogue, encouraging people everywhere to celebrate what we all share. People in China are now rallying to this call. Together, we create Global Memory—a bond of 7 things we all remember. This common good, created by people all over joining their voices and thoughts, is an important part of our legacy of the 21st Century.”

Recent studies show that participants in a New7Wonders campaign have benefitted to date from more than $5 billion in increased economic, tourism, and promotional value. The current Official New7Wonders of Nature Finalists are receiving and will continue to receive significant international media and public awareness at Expo 2010 Shanghai China and beyond.

Some interesting links to coverage of the New7Wonders Expo visits:

www.icshanghai.com/html/2010/07/19/2488.html, http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5g1he35C624LVxMmsY8FQs4NpBbeg, www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010expo/2010-07/20/content_11022599.htm, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-07/20/c_13406744.htm, www.icshanghai.com/html/2010/07/20/2515.html, http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7073869.html, www.thenews.pl/international/artykul135882_poland-shows-off-natural-gem-for-new7wonder-contest.html

Contact: Tia B. Viering, tia@n7w.com, tel: +41-79-762-2784 About New7Wonders:

The New7Wonders Foundation is an NGO dedicated to fostering global dialogue and mutual appreciation through worldwide participation in its voting campaigns. The campaign that chose the man-made Official New 7 Wonders of the World was the first-ever global election and received more than 100 million votes. The current campaign, to choose the Official New7Wonders of Nature, is now in its third and final voting phase, and expects some 1 billion votes by 11.11.11.

Note to media: All data is ©New7Wonders 2010. Recognized news media outlets may reproduce the ranking information available on the new7wonders.com website in a news context only, providing that the following text is always shown in a visible manner: Ranking © www.new7wonders.com

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