Visitors have to wait more than three hours to enter popular pavilions, such as the Japanese, German, Swiss pavilions.
This reminds me of the Aichi World Expo, where I waited for four hours to enter the German pavilion.
However, some Chinese people squeezed through the loophole.
Senior citizens who are older than 74 years old and the physically challenged in wheelchairs can get through priority entrances with their attendants, who are usually their families, relatives or friends.
People in wheelchairs followed by a few attendants inundated the entrances.
Then staff at the pavilions started to require the people's certificates to make sure about their age or handicapped status.
As a result, a new business started outside the Expo.
What kind of business?
It's a wheelchair rental business.
Unlike an ordinary public service, the wheelchair is occupied by the elderly with the certificate.
Therefore, you can get through the priority entrance by pushing the wheelchair, and paying 500 yuan (75 dollars) to him and 160 yuan as the entrance fee.
Given the normal price of the entrance fee is 160 yuan, you have to pay four times more.
On the other hand, the cunning elderly can get in the Expo for nothing, getting paid 410 yuan (the entrance fee for senior citizens is 90 yuan) in a wheelchair.
What easy money!