Two *Must Read* News Articles!
From the Financial Times:
The battle has intensified at the Rubin. Protesters have created a parody website purporting to be the Rubin site and attacking the interpretation of the collection as Chinese propaganda. Although the site acknowledges that the Rubin's interpretations of sacred objects are an improvement on earlier showings, Lhadon Tethong, executive director of Students for a Free Tibet, sees collusion between the four museums and China's government. "They know they are participating in a propaganda exercise. They are allowing themselves to become a platform, part of the Chinese strategy."
full article here: http://news.ft.com/cms/s/0e9e1b2c-a4a5-11d9-9778-00000e2511c8.html
From DER SPIEGEL:
The world has been dazzled in recent years by the
economic strides being made by China. But it has come
at a huge cost to the country's environment. Pollution
is a serious and costly problem. Pan Yue of the
ministry of the environment says these problems will
soon overwhelm the country and will create millions of
full article here: http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,345694,00.html