In hosting the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China has shown the world that it is an open, swiftly developing, trustworthy and remarkably innovative nation. China‘s sustained, rapid economic development has impressed people across the globe during this time of economic slowdown elsewhere. Moreover, China’s extraordinary performance has brought opportunities for development throughout Asia. China is harnassing Asia’s resources for profound growth in both art and commerce. Beijing is China‘s political and economic center, as well as the nexus of Chinese art and culture. It is clear why top art galleries from around the globe have selected Beijing as the cornerstone of their new developments.