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The day Ai Weiwei learned about Twitter

Artist and reformed journalist Chris Gill has posted a recording of an interview with Ai Weiwei to his website Shanghai Eye.

During the interview, Gill introduces Ai to Twitter, apparently for the first time. Ai is now China’s most famous and probably most active Twitter user.

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Art + design auction for earthquake in Shanghai tonight – Neocha

NeochaEDGE, part of the Neocha networking website for Chinese designers, rock bands and other creative youths, is holding a charity auction tonight of works by the website’s members to raise money for earthquake relief.

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Chairman Mao’s unexpected return

A spoof on a Russian painting shows Mao Zedong finding George Bush bent over a treasure chest.

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Giant Mao Zedong stands alone in the autumn cold

A young chairman with dashing hair.

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Painted plagiarism of a push-up photograph

Li Yueliang’s oil painting is suspiciously similar to an earlier photograph taken by Hu Wugong.

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The West is afraid

China’s efforts to recover stolen national treasures has western nations running scared, says the Global Times.

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Painting China

Polski Pekin — a.k.a. Krzysztof Kardaszewicz — follows three very different groups of artists around the art districts of Songzhuang, Liulichang and 798 in Beijing.

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Jin Jing the torch bearer returns

Southern Metropolis Daily (南方都市报): The Beijing Paralympic lighting ceremony ceremony is a replica of the Athens Olympics.

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Contemporary Chinese art: millionaires and blood on the floor

Guan Yi has one of the largest collections of Chinese contemporary art in the world; his collection includes over 700 pieces many of which are huge installation works. He is now developing plans to build an art museum and sculpture park on a 16.5 acre plot of land in Beijing situated between the 798 art district and the airport.

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Arts scams, journalism scams, business book scams

Links and summaries of recent stories by Gady Epstein in Forbes magazine.

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