I come from china. This is my first time to be here. I am wondering what is your opinions on the 2010 shanghai expo? Thanks
From what I have read, my reaction to this is like my reaction to much of what goes on in China. In part, I am impressed at how powerful and prosperous China is becoming. In part, I am surprised by the way that China's government seems to have problems when it tries to show its best side to the world.
The government's goals for this expo are huge. They intend to attract so many more people than other expos have and their expo is running for so long.
But they show themselves badly. They have set up the expo poorly so that (I have read) people will have to wait hours to get into the popular exhibits. They have also forcibly evicted tens of thousand of people from their homes to construct the expo site.
It is very easy for Americans to sit back and look at what a foreign government has done. We in fact have been guilty of our own acts. Unfortunately bad stories get the best viewers so it is often the case that other countries are left being represented negatively.
I think it is exciting that China is progressing so wonderfully. I have some friends from China whose children attend school with my grandchildren. They flew home to be part of the excitement.