The sky is a pale blue. Shanghai is draped in its usual grey veil. In the hotel room a sign reads: “Do not worry, Google has been disconnected in this country.” Censorship is everywhere in the New York of the 21st century. The street is filled with people. A group of them hurries towards the Exhibition Center, a Stalinist-Baroque building erected in 1955 to symbolize the bond between Russia and China.
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