China Rules the World at Expo 2010

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Expo 2010 in Shanghai
Nobody knows who among the Shanghai Expo Bureau decided to make two inaugural members of George W. Bush's “Axis of Evil” into neighbors, but the placement—intentional or otherwise—has been the cause of early buzz among Expo participants. Expo 2010 is North Korea's first Expo, and its entry—complete with Korean War footage and a scale model of Pyongyang's Juche monument—was overseen by a Shanghai designer and producer assigned by the local government.


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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