Pajama Police Are Out In Shanghai

Visitors to the Shanghai World Expo will be dazzled by the pavilions. What they won't see: people walking around in pajamas. Wearing pajamas in public has been popular there since the nightwear arrived from the West in the '70s. People saw it as a stylish sign of wealth. As part of the city's campaign to encourage civilized behavior, volunteer "pajama police' are sending residents home to get dressed.

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Visitors to the Shanghai World Expo will be dazzled by the pavilions from all over the globe. What they won't see: people walking around in pajamas. Wearing pajamas in public has been popular there since the nightwear arrived from the West in the '70s, and people saw it as a stylish sign of wealth. Now, as part of the city's campaign to encourage civilized behavior, volunteer pajama police are sending residents home to get dressed.

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