For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.
Expo Blog: October - Expo Draws to an End?
A collection of the best Student Ambassador posts for the month of October
By MARY ANNE MCELROY - Loyola University Maryland
A favorite topic of conversation at the World Expo from visitors and staff alike is the great journeys people have taken to participate in the largest peaceful international gathering in history. Working at the USA pavilion, many visitors me how they have come from all over China on overnight buses or trains and international visitors tell me about their long plane rides to visit a country and culture totally unlike their own. I hear about how their excitement carried them through the journey and made the hours pass quickly. What I never get to hear about is what happens after they leave the Expo gates for the last time to go back home.Read more of Mary Anne's post...
How I Survived Golden Week October 15, 2010
By SCOTT GOLDMAN - Duke University
I tried to arrive as early as possible today to prepare for the upcoming craziness. I arrived in the office after quickly signing out some radios at 7:28am. The inbox is already overflowing with over 79 emails. First one…”thank you for the confirmation of our request.” What a relief, the first email took no time at all and required zero action. I think this is just the calm before the storm! Read more of Scott's post...
Spirit of Texas Week October 2, 2010
By SUSAN WANG - University of Colorado-Boulder
If it weren't for Hillary Clinton helping us getting some corporate funding then none of us would be able to come here to participate at the Expo. This time I have to actually thank the State of Texas for being one of our sponsors. So in the spirit of giving thanks, we had a dedicated week to all things Texan. From dressing up in NASA astronaut jumpsuits to enjoying the delightful homey melody of a swing fiddle, we are entertaining everyone who comes to the USA Pavilion. Read more of Susan's post...
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.