A Breath of Fresh Air: Keeping Shanghai’s Air Clean

December 27th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Features

A Breath of Fresh Air: Keeping Shanghai's Air Clean

With post-expo pollution levels at a five year high, Shanghai Squared looks at four novel ways to reduce your carbon footprint and help improve Shanghai’s air quality.

28 days later…

November 28th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog

28 days later...

28 day days after the closure and what’s changed in the city?

The first thing I noticed is that Haibao’s still around although those shrubberies depicting him are looking a little less pruned. There has definitely been an increased number of street food vendors citywide. But the biggest change for me has been the security team in the metro who are now less insistent that I put my bag through the x-ray machine – something I’m very happy about.

Interesting fact: when doing some research for this blog post I noticed that the Expo’s wiki page has been blocked by China’s firewall. Any suggestions as to why?

What’s next for Haibao?

November 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Features

What's next for Haibao?

Over the past year it’s been impossible to travel for more than five minutes without seeing a Haibao. With the Expo now closed what’s in store for Haibao? Will he be forgotten like so many mascots before him or will he become a design classic, immortalised like the Pharaohs?



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