China Europe Business Development Services

Art & Culture

Being involved in Art and Culture is an important activity for CEBDS. Working in China means getting in touch with its old history and culture.


The Chinese culture is one of the world’s oldest cultures, originating thousands of years ago. The area in which the culture is dominant covers a large geographical region in East Asia with customs and traditions varying greatly between provinces, cities, and even towns as well. With China being one of the earliest ancient civilizations, Chinese culture is extremely diverse and varying, and it has a profound effect in the philosophy, virtue, etiquette and traditions of Asia to date.


Chinese culture is historically considered the dominant culture in East Asia, as it was the civilization that held the most dominant influence in the region that laid out the cultural groundwork for East Asian civilization. Chinese language, ceramics, architecture, music, dance, literature, martial arts, cuisine, visual arts, philosophy, business etiquette, religion, politics and history have a profound impact on the world, while its traditions and festivals are also celebrated, instilled and practiced by people around Asia.


CEBDS has signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese Ministry of Culture to arrange exhibitions of Chinese ancient and modern art in the leading European museums.

Signing agreement of cooperation with the Ministry of Culture. 

Tour through the National Museum in Beijing by the Director of the Ministry of Culture arranged by Cheng Mingyi.

Robert de Vos attending the round table conference about Art and Culture, organized by the Ministry of Culture.

Visiting a friend in Tianjin, who owns the worlds largest private collection of  Ming Dynasty Porcelain.   

Meeting with Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva, in Spain also known by her popular name as Carmen Cervera. 

Carmen Cervera, has been an art collector since the 1980s. Items from her collection can be seen at:

  • the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, which includes 200 works from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
  • the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Málaga, which opened in 2011.

Loans to other museums have been proposed, including a projected arts centre at Nuevo Baztan near Madrid 

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid