Thursday, May 12, 2011
Busy busy day of meetings, including a very positive one at the National Centre for Performing Arts (aka The Egg) with its President, Chen Ping, and ending with a reception at the China Club. The Club is owned by David Tang, owner of the original one in Hong Kong, patron of the arts, cigar affecionado, CEO of Shanghai Tang stores and married to Lucy, my sister's husband's niece. So that makes us related, though we've never met. Anyway, gorgeous place in the hutong backstreets. Used to be a wealthy home, then a Sichuan restaurant, now select, impressively renovated club.