Ai Weiwei at the initiative of our law firm in discussion at VBKI
In the summer, the Chinese star artist Ai Weiwei, who has been living in exile in Berlin since 2015, had announced in public that he wanted to leave Germany. Reason: Germany is not an open society. There is hardly any room for open debates, no respect for dissenting voices. German culture is so strong that it does not really accept other ideas and arguments. On 13th October 2019, Henning von Zanthier moderated the discussion between Ai Weiwei and the Chinese poet Yang Lian about the influence of art and culture on politics and society at the oldest German business blub, VBKI, which got to the bottom of this assertion. Ai Weiwei said after the discussion: "This was the most meaningful discussion, I ever had."