Through his agent and his blog, Lang Lang responded to Chinese media about recent accusation promoted by the likes of Fox News that his choice of song for the White House state dinner performance was “anti-US.” Below are my translations of some excerpts from an article carried on sina.com.cn of Lang Lang’s response.
The 2010 World Expo will be starting in Shanghai on May 1, 2010 and last through October 31, 2010. The Boston Globe has a collection of amazing pictures of the preparation as well as footage of the actual venue itself. The U.S. has spent about $60 million in the construction of its 60,000 square foot pavilion. This was funded largely by U.S. corporations at the urge of Hilary Clinton. In all, according to the Boston Globe, $56billion would be spent in Shanghai on behalf of this event (more than the 2008 Beijing Olympics). Ok, that was actually misleading, because bulk of the money went into infrastructure spending to improve the city. This year, the theme is “Better City, Better Life.” Below is a promotional video showing off Shanghai by the organizers (with world famous pianist, Lang Lang):