Christie’s to Auction Art on the Mainland

Auction house Christie’s announced Tuesday that it had secured a license to operate independently in China, a move which will facilitate direct access into the world’s largest art and auction market. From The New...

Chinese Developers Wary at Land Auctions

As criticism of land grabs and forced demolitions continues, the Wall Street Journal reports that despite signs of a rebound in the property market, Chinese developers are skittish at land auctions: A number of cities, including...

Almost Half of Chinese Auction Bids Unpaid

China is now the world’s largest art market. Yet, despite rules that full payment must be received within six months, many large bids made in China’s art auction houses last year remained unpaid when this time limit...

Ying Ma: Finding China, in Far-Flung Lands

Ms. Ma is a New York-based lawyer. She writes on The Wall Street Journal: The nationalist frenzy arrived quickly. As soon as Chinese art collector Cai Mingchao refused to pay for two bronze sculptures for which he had...




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