Photo Gallery: Controversy Surrounds Redesigned China National Museum
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Photo Gallery: Controversy Surrounds Redesigned China National Museum

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German Architect Gerkan on Ai Weiwei Arrest 'There's a Big Difference Between East Germany and Today's China'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Meinhard von Gerkan, the German architect who designed the world's biggest museum, the National Museum of China on Tiananmen Square, responds to criticism of his prestige projects for the Beijing regime and speaks about the arrest of artist Ai Weiwei.
Interview conducted by Susanne Beyer, Martin Doerry and Nora Reinhardt