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August 4, 2010 in The China Beat http://www.thechinabeat.org/
Shanghai seems to have turned into a massive game of “Where’s Haibao?” as the image of everyone’s favorite Expo mascot pervades the city, in places both expected and not. Gina Bock, an entering student at Pomona College, recently returned from her first trip to China and shared a few photos of her Haibao sightings with us. They’re now in a Picasa album (link below, and also accessible through our “Media” page). If you have Haibao photos of your own to add (the more unusual, the better!), let us know by writing to thechinabeat[at]gmail.com. Though we suspect Haibao will be only a memory after the Expo ends, we’d like to document the various ways in which the Gumby-like mascot was deployed during his brief lifespan, and we need your help to do so.