Staying abreast of Chinese current events is a good way to help you to develop a good conversational basis with a Chinese woman you have met online…
One interesting story is about what happened at a Miami art exhibit of China’s Ai Weiwei’s work: Weiwei is one of China’s most famous artists, and he is also known for his political points of view, some of which he has even been imprisoned for. He also happened to design the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Weiwei is not just an artist but also a documentarian, designer, and sculptor who often uses his art to shed light on the many injustices he believes are taking place in China.
The Perez Art Museum in Miami (PAMM) featured an exhibit of Weiwei’s work but apparently Maximo Caminero, another artist from Florida, wasn’t so happy about the show. Caminero was so upset that the international artist was “stealing” museum space from locals that he smashed a vase from Weiwei’s exhibit. That vase also happened to be about 7,000 years old and worth around $1 million.
Caminero will pay $10,000 to Weiwei and ultimately serve 100 hours of community service, consisting of teaching kids to paint, as well as his 18-month probation period. He could have been required to serve five years in jail, but PAMM decided to waive that punishment.
Hopefully, this news story gives you a good excuse to learn a little more about Weiwei’s art and will provide you with excellent fodder for conversation in your Chinese dating adventures!