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Chinese Society: Racing Forward, Not Cracking Up

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Chinese society is racing forward, but the traditional pillars of individual identity -- the family and the nation -- remain robust. It remains a society of "belongers." Outsiders are, now and forever, outcasts.

PHOTOS: FUTURE DESIGN: Exposing Culture And Architecture From Shanghai Expo 2010 To Yeosu 2012, Milan 2015

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Since their beginnings, World Fairs have been incubators of innovation and visionary architecture. A reflection of their time and technology, these pl...

Shanghai's World Expo: The Curtain Falls

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

In the end, Shanghai's World Expo was not an international event. It was orchestrated as a domestic power display, in the same vein as the country's 60th anniversary military parade and this fall's Asian Games.

Can the US Get Back the Needed Moral Authority to Host a 2020 World Expo?

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Jacobson

I'm still digging into the slag heap that was the "USA Pavilion" at the World Expo: a completely private, law-evading, tax-exempt gift to wealthy corporations posing as a public institution.

[UPDATED] Privatizing Public Diplomacy: Clinton's Shanghai Expo Sustainability Pledge Goes Awry

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

Turning the State Department's functions over to Beltway bandits is not in the interest of the American people. And with each USA Pavilion faux pas, Clinton's argument for privatizing public diplomacy is growing weaker.

'Blackwatering' Public Diplomacy: The US Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Jacobson

The US Pavilion offers no vision of the future. Like so many of the busted malls at home that it so closely resembles, the US Pavilion is fragmentary and momentary, not the beacon of hope the Expo hosts expected.

Shanghai World Expo 2010 PHOTOS: Expo Opens After Epic Fireworks Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Shanghai celebrated the opening of what is said to be the largest world expo in history Friday with an epic fireworks display that marked the city's r...

Shanghai World Expo 2010 Pavilion PHOTOS: See The 25 Best

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

All eyes will be on Shanghai on May 1 as the glistening Chinese metropolis plays host to the 2010 World Expo. Organizers expect more than 70 million ...

US Pavilion in Shanghai Fails to Do Its Job: "San Antonio Threw a ($500,000) Party and No One Came"

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Jacobson

Privatizing American public diplomacy was the Bush Administration's policy. Regrettably, the Obama Administration, rather than repealing this policy, has instead accelerated its application.

Hillary Hits Her Hut; or, How I Was Shanghai'ed at the US Pavilion, as told by the American Secretary of State (her eyes now wide-open!)

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Jacobson

Can you, Secretary Clinton, imagine if we were there with a really good US Pavilion, one that was authentic and helped the Chinese people to really meet us without commercial intervention?

The Gun Almost Smokes, Pt. II: Potentially Serious Conflicts of Interest at the USA Expo 2010 Pavilion

Adam Minter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Minter

Bluntly put: the IRS would be very interested in any arrangement whereby Winslow is raising tax-deductible contributions for a contract that benefits his client, BRC, and him personally.