On October 1 the first Chinese museum of contemporary Chinese art opened its doors: the Power Station of Art. With a size comparable to Tate Modern in London it seems promising for the situation of contemporary art in China. The Shanghai Biennale 2012 takes place in this location. A bit strange that every visitor has to register pasport number and mobile for getting in ...
Like many conferences the EU-ChinaSummit in Brussels was a show more than anything else, but the right atmosphere was undoubtly created for the Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, the president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, the resident of the European Commision Jose Manuel Barosso and the Chairman of the China International Trade Promotion Committee Wan Jifei to impress the public with their speeches. I liked the speech of Wan Jifei - real Chinese bombastic speeching tradition!
Not only Communist hero Lei Feng is model for the modern Chinese, also Confucius is fully back in the picture.
Confucius, inspiring man for the Chinese nation for millenia was banished by Mao Zedong, but once more he is role model for the Chinese nation and maybe even for the whole world with China establishing Confucius institutes all over the globe.