China Rules the World at Expo 2010

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Expo 2010 in Shanghai
India's pavilion rejects technology and architectural modernism in favor of a traditional design modeled after the Great Stupa of Sanchi. Here, workers place finishing touches on the grillwork that hangs over the pavilion's gate. India's entry is also notable for its modest, $9 million cost. In contrast, the neighboring Saudi Arabian pavilion cost in excess of US$146 million.


China Rules the World at Expo 2010 by Adam Minter.

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Adam Minter is the Shanghai correspondent for the Bloomberg World View blog. He is writing a book about the globalization of the scrap recycling industry for Bloomsbury Press.

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