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Shanghai's government has a new class enemy: jaywalkers. As part of a long-term campaign designed to rid the city of shameful behavior before it hosts the 2010 World Expo, as many as 112,000 renegade pedestrians have been fined up to $6 each since May. That's not all. Offenders have had their salaries cut after pictures of them crossing against traffic were broadcast on the news. One woman spent 10 days in jail for contesting her fine and was eventually pressured to resign from her job. "If someone is caught jaywalking in front of strangers, they don't feel bad," says Yang Yulin,...

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