China is expecting 70 million visitors in Expo 2010 which will be held in Shanghai, from May 1 to October 31. This is the highest number in the history of the world’s fairs. Less than 100 days from opening, The Israeli Pavilion for the World Expo 2010 is getting much attention.
Matthew Fishbane has met the Jewish community in Shanghai and heard from them about the excitement and preparations towards Expo 2010. In Kosher Chinese he describes the expanding economic and military relationship between China and Israel that has been supported by soft-power efforts to burnish cultural exchange based on shared values of prosperity, education, diligence, and tribalism, set in national historical narratives that span four millennia.