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Shanghai and the Mystery of China's Soft Power

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

Most of Asia suffered from hubris during the Asian miracle -- but not China. Expo 2010 in Shanghai might be a test of whether China can think outside of the West's intellectual box.

Inside The Obama Club In Shanghai (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Charles Eveslage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles Eveslage

Yes you read that right, a new trendy club just opened in the Hongchao district of Shanghai, and it is named after the trendy 44th president of the United States. I happened to get myself on the VIP list for opening night, and got the inside scoop.

'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 Illuminations, 1890-2010

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

When I saw the images of yesterday's Opening Ceremonies in China, I was struck by the value of placing the fireworks and fanfare of May Day into a more local and longer term perspective.

World Expo 2010: Sarkozy And Other World Leaders In Shangahi

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHANGHAI — A proud Shanghai threw open the gates of the 2010 World Expo on Saturday, kicking off an event that underscores the Chinese financial...

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...

Foxconn Factory Planned In China Amid Suicide Scrutiny: Apple Supplier To Hire 300,000

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHANGHAI — Foxconn Technology, a supplier to Apple Inc., looks ready to build a huge new factory in north-central China despite the company's ow...

Shanghai Expo Denies Mascot Haibao Is Copy Of Gumby

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHANGHAI — The Shanghai Expo mascot Haibao, a plump sky blue cartoon figure shaped like a stick person, is the latest target of claims event org...

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 ...

Shanghai's Expo: What Everyone Needs to Know

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

It is an event worth paying attention to, even if one feels, as many Americans do, that the era of great World's Fairs has come and gone, since this one will be the largest in history.

'Obama Club' Set To Wow Shanghai

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Party people in China, not to mention curious bloggers around the world, are eagerly awaiting the opening of the hottest club in Shanghai - the Obama...

New York Times Misses the Mark on Chinese Evictions

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

Michael Wines and Jonathan Ansfield's article makes too much of a new draft law in China, suggesting that it will offer protection to Chinese whose homes are under threat of demolition.

China in the 21st Century: Book Talk(s)

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Finishing up work on China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know set me thinking about the varied ways that books incorporate things that have gone before them.

Senator Boxer, 30/10 and Transit-Oriented Development in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Senator Boxer gets it and is in the bus driver's seat on the 30/10 Initiative that Move LA and The Transit Coalition are so effectively advocating for.

'Ghost Towns' Of The Recession: Tampa, Dublin And 7 Others

oobject.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From Tampa to Dublin to Alicante and Dubai empty condos and villas that were never home to anyone, litter the landscape as a sterile reminder of a par...

Seed Cathedral (PHOTOS): The Centerpiece Of Britain's Shanghai World Expo Pavilion

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It may look bizarre and painful to the touch, but the Seed Cathedral will be the centerpiece of Britain's contribution to the Shanghai World Expo. Th...

Emily Chang, CNN Reporter, Detained In Shanghai Over Obama-Mao T-Shirt

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) Orders to prevent sales of T-shirts showing Obama dressed like communist revolutionary Mao Zedong are in force during the president's visit -- an...

Obama Town Hall In China (LIVE WEBCAST, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHANGHAI (AP)- President Barack Obama gave China a pointed, unexpected nudge to stop censoring the Internet access of its own people, offering an anim...

Stop Yawning and Start Building Trains and Other Infrastructure

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Epstein

If we want to join the Chinese and other innovators in finding solutions to our clean energy and infrastructure challenges we need to wake up before we sleep through the Green Revolution

Young Americans Won't Let Obama Waste Copenhagen Opportunity

Jessy Tolkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessy Tolkan

Watching President Obama take questions from students in Shanghai, I couldn't help but feel disappointed that he has yet to engage with young Americans in the youth climate movement.

China Hotels Go for the Upgrade

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rebecca Fannin

The concept of customer service is still fairly new in China. That's most noticeably true if you're traveling on business.

Do You Care That President Obama Does Not Tweet?

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Herzog

The blogosphere is abuzz in the wake of President Barack Obama's statement in Shanghai Sunday night that he doesn't use Twitter, nor has he ever Tweeted. Should it matter?

The Post-Berlin Aftermath: Many Walls Still Need to Be Brought Down

Jean-Pierre Lehmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jean-Pierre Lehmann

While the Berlin Wall may have been torn down, there remain many walls that are defiantly standing and indeed new ones that have been erected.

China Tainted Milk Kept Secret For Months

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Chinese authorities secretly investigated a dairy for nearly a year before announcing the company had been producing milk tainted with...

Obama Talks About the Rights of Children

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Of the 193 countries who have signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, only two countries in the world, the United States and Somalia, have refused to ratify it.