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The Sustainable Expo for 2020

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

Hawaii's economy is so locked into the visitor industry, that the coming jump in oil prices will mean skyrocketing jet fuel prices and the end of tourism as we know it.

Not So "World-ly" Expo 2010

Fang Wu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fang Wu

"Skype was developed in Estonia." I recited this newly acquired knowledge like a mantra in search for my inner calmness, as I moved in ant speed along...

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.

California Dreamin' at China's World's Fair

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Arnold would like to think that hosting the 2020 Expo would give California a boost like the one Shanghai is getting now. Like him, I'm rooting for my beloved state to make a comeback. But I'm worried that hosting a World Expo could have a different result.

'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.

Despite a Bumpy Road, Shanghai World Expo 2010 to Start with a Bang

Dan Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Redford

The World Expo in Shanghai offers an amazing glimpse into our present and future, one in which technology and international collaboration can create a better world. It is definitely worth our attention.

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 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.

China's Story

Dan Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Redford

The Expo, particularly the China Pavilion, is being used to produce an image of how the country has progressed into a dominant world economy.

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?

10 Giant Pandas Go On Display In Shanghai (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

10 Giant Pandas, one of the world's most endangered species, went on display in Shanghai today, a rare privilege even for China, which is the panda's ...

Britain's 2010 Shanghai Expo Pavilion Is Expensive "Hairy" Tomb for Seeds

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Nothing appears particularly green about the building -- which will sit on an "Astroturf-covered angled landscape" and follows no green building criteria -- other than the "conservation" theme.

Negotiating with Taxis

Lauren Hilgers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lauren Hilgers

I've had near-death experiences as a pedestrian in China, but inside taxis, drivers have educated me on topics from the financial crisis, aliens and, of course, the difficult business of being a taxi driver in China.