As a halfpat in Shanghai, of course I’m excited about the upcoming World Expo in May. Since I arrived here in 2005, the city has been striving to shine for the world to see, and the curtains will be lifted just 100 days later. “Better City, Better Life”, so it says on the hoardings of every construction site, while the mascot Haibao prances around on mobile television on buses and trains; the little interactive screens on taxis; laid on the ground for sale, and smiles at you at every major cross junction or residential area…
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