The first joint exhibit between the Palace Museum in Beijing and the National Palace Museum in Taibei opens today. The exhibit, called “Harmony and Integrity: Yongzheng Emperor and his Times,” opened at the National Palace Museum and features 39 items on loan from Beijing and Shanghai museums:
The exhibition “marks the beginning of further cooperation. It is worthy of attention and continued support of our compatriots on the two sides of the (Taiwan) strait,” (Zheng Xinmiao, head of the National Palace Museum) said.
However, neither Zheng nor his Taiwanese counterpart, Chou Kung-shin of Taipei’s National Palace Museum, were able to say whether Taipei would return the favour and lend items to the Beijing museum.
“It’s not convenient to say at this point,” Zheng said.
See also this past CDT post about the China-Taiwan negotiations surrounding this exhibit.