Category Archives: Editors’ choice

Schaeuble: EU needs flexible speeds

It is not realistic to take further steps towards European Union integration at this point and after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc its remaining members must be ready to form ‘coalitions of the willing’, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said.

“Given the current situation, it is not realistic to think that we can take further steps towards deepening European integration at the moment,” he said on Thursday on the sidelines of International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington.

“We need to respond to urgent questions in a way that is visibly European, and we need to find European solutions to acute problems,” he added, “We need flexible speeds, variable groupings of countries, ‘coalitions of the willing’, whatever you want to call it in a particular situation.”

'Leave' activists push for hard #Brexit


The ‘Leave Means Leave’ group co-chairs Richard Tice and John Longworth launched an appeal for ‘hard Brexit’ in a letter sent to chambers of commerce in the EU member-states, urging businesses of Europe to encourage their national governments for a ‘sensible agreement’, ensuring smooth, uninterrupted transition in mutually beneficial trade.

“Many EU member states export significant amounts of goods to the UK  and the erection of barriers to this trade by the European Commission will have a detrimental effect on jobs and prosperity in a number of EU states, some where unemployment is already unacceptably high,” – says the joined letter singed by  Richard Tice and John Longworth. “It is therefore in all of our interests that trade is not interrupted and that the EU and U.K. secure a trade deal that has close to zero tariffs as is possible.”

The co-chairs pointed at “detrimental effect” of trade barriers for the regular Europeans from both side of the Channel, promoting symbolical near-zero tariffs.

“Businesses across Europe will want trade with the UK to continue as usual after Brexit and any hint of trade barriers by the European Commission will be rejected,” – the authors of the letter insist.

“It is vital that these business leaders make representations to their national governments to ensure that the EU is open for business.”

In this action, as previously the ‘Leave means leave’ activists regret the dogmatic approach of the European Commission towards the free movement of goods and people as inseparable conditionality. The major argument for changing the dogma is the priority of well-being of people of Europe over the rules conceived in the other political context more than half a century ago.

(Source: UK news agencies, Leave means leave group)

"Art and Peace, Chinese Art and its Message of Harmony", till December 19th.

"The Terracotta Warriors of the Qing Dynasty"

“The Terracotta Warriors of the Qing Dynasty”

At the “China Cultural Center in Brussels”, till December 19th., we can discover their last exhibition of the year: “Art & Peace, Chinese Art and its Message of Harmony”, one belgian, european and world harmony that’s we need so much, especially since a year ago, with the Parisian tragedy, without to forget what happened in Nice, Brussels, …

"New Observator"

“New Observator”

The opening of this nice exhibition was done on December 06th., with the presence of His Excellency Qu Xing, the Ambassador of China to the Kingdom of Belgium, Mr. Rudi Vervoort, the Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region, and Mr. Liu Dawei, President of the “China Artists Association”, from Beijing (Pékin), being himself a painter.



This artist had some words about the present exhibition: “This is the first time that the ‘China Artists Association’ is having an exhibition in the European capital and we are really pround of it. Our more sincere wish is that this exhibition is recognized as a step to reinforce the bonds between China, Belgium and Europe. We are also ready to start a dialogue with European and Belgian artists. There is no better way to boost the artistic innovation than exhangig all togheter”.

"City Beauties"

“City Beauties”

“Art and Peace, Chinese Art and its Message of Harmony”, is reflecting the universal longing to overcome political, religious and ethnic conflicts, restauring the exchanges between the people and the countries. Here, the peace is taking several forms through a series of artistic disciplines. From watercolor to oil paintings, from engraving to lacker sculptures, this exhibition brings us to light the know how od around 40 selected Chinese artists.

"A Victim of September 11th."

“A Victim of September 11th.”

This selection was done during the 6th. “Beijing International Art Biennale”, where about 20 Belgian artists were showing their works. The 7th. biennale will be opened from September 24th. till October 15th. 2017, at the “National Art Museum of China”, with this theme: “The Silk Road and World’s Civilizations”. In 2015, 680 works coming from 97 countries were showed. The 6 first biennales welcomed about 5 millions visitors. For the next one, the artists from all over the world can offer their submission till December 25th. 2016. Web site:

"Tree of Chopsticks"

“Tree of Chopsticks”

If, on December 06th., on the stage of the lovely “China Cultural Center in Brussels” auditorium, the Ambassador praised the choice of the theme for this actual exhibition, as well as the talent and creativity of Chinese artists. Mr. Rudi Vervoort said something we can never forget: “We need the Culture as well as our bread”!

Free entrance, from 09:30 a.m. till 08:00 p.m. from Monday till Wednesday and from 09:30 till 08 p.m., as well that on Thursday and Friday, from 09:30 a.m. till 06:00 p.m. Adrress: rue Philippe le Bon, Nr. 02, at about 200 meters from the Maelbeek’s metro station. Web site:

Chinese Ambassador and Belgian Minister (c) "Centre culturel de Chine à Bruxelles"

Chinese Ambassador and Belgian Minister
(c) “Centre culturel de Chine à Bruxelles”

The next exhibition, before the Chinese New Year, will be about the chinese papers’ cut.

Yves Calbert / Photographies from the Exhibition: (c) Laszlo Arany.

Coming in January  (c) "CCC in Brussels"

Coming in January
(c) “CCC in Brussels”















The Ambassadorof China to Belgium, H.E. Mr. Qu Xing, and Mr. Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of theBrussels-Capital Region, have both praised the choice of the theme for this exhibion, as well asand the talent and creavity of selected Chinese arsts.

This Tuesday, the opening of the exhi!racted more than one hundred visitors, personnalies from the arsc sphere and regularvisitors to the Center, who came to discover the last exhibion of the Center for the year 2016.Unl December 19th, visitors will have the chance to see painngs, watercolors and sculpturesselected from the collecons of the presgious Beijing Internaonal Art Biennale.

The Ambassadorof China to Belgium, H.E. Mr. Qu Xing, and Mr. Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of theBrussels-Capital Region, have both praised the choice of the theme for this exhibion, as well asand the talent and creavity of selected Chinese arsts.