Mao portrait sale called off after criticism – China Daily

mao portrait.jpg From Xinhua News Agency (link):

The auction of a portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong was cancelled on Friday after the owner said he might donate it to a Chinese museum.

The painting, owned by a Chinese American, was expected to fetch 1-1.2 million yuan (US$120,000-150,000) at the upcoming auction in Beijing.

But the plan led to intense online criticism when it was revealed a week ago, with many people saying the portrait was a national treasure and should not be sold.

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