UK, stripped.

I finally had a chance to visit the ongoing demolition of the Expo 2010 [Shanghai World’s Fair] grounds this afternoon. Much of what I saw is destined for publication somewhere other than Shanghai Scrap. But I’d be remiss in my duties as a blogger if I didn’t post the striking state of the (once) iconic…

Some post-Expo transparency shall shine on the USA’s inexplicable pavilion secrecy.

My interest in reporting and blogging any further on the USA pavilion at Expo 2010 [Shanghai World’s Fair] ranges from none at all to zero. The Expo is over, and the consequences – if any – for how the founders of the pavilion conducted themselves in the course of securing, funding, designing, and promoting the…

End of Expo: Why Expo 2010 Mattered

The personal and professional interests of the foreign media in China have never had much in common with the average Chinese people with whom they cover. Sometimes, this is a good and necessary thing: if the foreign media won’t cover Chinese dissidents, who will? But often, this produces absurd results that distort – for readers…

End of Expo: The ‘Americans are Potato Chip Eating Losers’ Pavilion (especially compared to us)

Considering that Expo 2010 [Shanghai World’s Fair] included exhibitions by some two-hundred countries, it’s remarkable that the six-month event was all but devoid of politics and negative depictions of other countries and cultures in the national pavilions (excepting a pretty heated film in the Palestinian pavilion). I’m not sure who or what place everybody on…

End of Expo: Malcolm Moore, Expo Critic, Is Undeterred

If one were to make a list of the most memorable essays, reviews, and reports written about Expo 2010 [Shanghai World’s Fair], Shanghai Expo: take a stroll down to Axis of Evil square, the cutting review of the event’s opening day by Malcolm Moore, the Daily Telegraph‘s Shanghai correspondent, would have to be placed near…

Oh by the way: tomorrow you will be visited by the population of Boston.

Shanghai Scrap has been a bit dormant recently, what with all of the recent traveling, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten Expo 2010 [Shanghai World’s Fair]. The same cannot be said for the rest of the world’s media which, despite the fact that the Expo is, indisputably, the largest international gathering of the year, if…