China Rules the World at Expo 2010

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Expo 2010 in Shanghai
Due to laws restricting the State Department's ability to fund Expo pavilions, the US was forced to rely upon the private sector to finance its participation in Expo 2010. The resulting structure—designed by Canadian Clive Grout—is intended to represent an eagle's spread wings. The State Department has refused repeated requests to reveal the process by which it was selected.


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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