Shanghai Expo

Shanghai Island Pudong at night

And the Shanghai Expo begins..

I caught the ceremonial launch of the World Expo in Shanghai on television like any good Shanghai resident, away from the maddening crowds. It showed spectacular views of…

The Taxi Reststop

The taxi rest stop

You could say that it’s one of the most colorful public toilets in Shanghai. That is if you can spot it amidst a long trail of graffiti winding…

Portraits of Strangers #1

In thy face I see the map of honor, truth, and loyalty.       – William Shakespeare, King Henry VI There’s no art   To find the mind’s construction…

How do you view China man bicycle cig

How do you view China?

If I were a romantic, I’d paint a picture of China’s social and economic contrasts. A stalwart  worker poised on his bicycle, a mode of transportation that once…

Worn sole, worn soul

Apparently, in shoe factories in China, it takes two hundred pairs of hands to make a running shoe. Cutters stamp sheets of fabric to form soles, stitchers then…