ICIS Chemicals Confidential was invited by Reuters to a spectacular private viewing last night of "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" exhibition at the British Museum in London. It was held in the Reading Room, a beautiful room at the heart of the museum under the dome. Introducing a panel of academics and China experts who discussed the reign of Emperor Xin and its relevance to modern China, the Director of the Museum said the exhibition had sold 40,000 tickets since September and called it the most popular of our generation. 500 people wait in line every day for daily tickets. Everything is larger than you expect - the warriors are 185-198 cm tall (6' - 6'5"), and there are horses, chariots, acrobats and birds. If you can find your way to London before it closes on 6 April, do go.