St. Patrick’s Day in Shanghai was everything New York’s isn’t: sunny, warm and un-celebrated. Aside from a few expat bars participating in an old-fashioned pub crawl the holiday passes unnoticed. As it should be in China. Today’s temperature hit 23 C–73 F– and was the first time you could venture outside without a jacket; kids are popping up all over the place on bikes and skateboards, and I even saw a couple of them tossing a baseball. Here a grandfather plays with his grandson in the apartment courtyard among drying clothes and a freshly washed scooter.