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Indonesia: Ethnic Chinese Perform Thank You Indonesia

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

top chinese artist Indonesia is already applying law no. 40, established last year to end discrimination against minorities and ethnic groups in the country.

To show their gratitude, the Indonesia-Chinese Forum and the Indonesia National Institute will hold a musical drama titled, Thank You Indonesia this Friday at the Jakarta International Expo.

[Murdaya W. Poo, Indonesia Nationality Institute Chairman]:
The validity of this law set on October 28, 2008 is an amazing prize for Indonesia people, mainly the Chinese people in Indonesia. Its an amazing red envelope. Now Chinese people can freely interact with the other 300 ethnic goups in Indonesia. This is an amazing issue.

Both Indonesian and Chinese art and culture are combined in the show. The drama will illustrate how ethnic Chinese people now have the same rights as Indonesian citizens. Many top artists will perform, including Titiek Puspa, Iga Mewarni, Helena, Judika Idol, and Koko-Cici Jakarta.

[Titiek Puspa, Musical Drama Artist]:
We feel thankful to the government, which already published the law. Like well perform how the Javanese peoples conflict with the Batak people. How every ethnicity is in some conflict. At the end, I come in to stop this conflict; I tell them that nowadays there is a new law. Now we have the same rights and duties.

Indonesia President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono plans to watch the drama. He will probably receive much appreciation from the ethnic-Chinese at the show.

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Record Auction Price for Ancient Chinese Painting

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

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A painting by a renowned Chinese artist has set a new record auction price of $65 million. China is now one of the world’s largest auction marketplaces for fine art.

An ink-wash work by Chinese artist Qi Baishi set a new record of $65.4 million for a contemporary Chinese painting in Beijing on Sunday.

The painting, measured 105 inches by 40 inches, depicts a falcon perched on the branch of a pine tree and is surrounded by two calligraphy scrolls titled “a long life, a peaceful world”.

Chinese TV reports say that Qi created the masterpiece in 1946 as a gift to Chiang Kai-shek, late leader of the Kuomingtang, for his 60th birthday.

In the Guardian spring auction, the floor price was set at $13.54 million, and hit the final deal of $65.4 million U.S. Dollars including the brokerage fee after 50 rounds of bidding.

[Guardian Auctioneer]:
“370,000,000 yuan, the last time call. Okay, gone.”

The CEO of Guardian Auction Company says Qi’s work is worth the money.

[Wang Yannan, CEO, Guardian Auction Company]:
“Of course it’s not easy to see such a wonderful work in an auction. It’s very rare. This is indeed one of the best works of Qi Baishi.”

Art market figures from Art Price show that Qi Baishi is the third best-selling artist at auction worldwide, following Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

The Art Price figures also show that China has become the world’s largest auction marketplace for fine art.

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