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Looted Ancient Bronzes Returned to Beijing

Two ancient bronze animal head sculptures looted from the Summer Palace during the Second Opium War were returned to China in accordance with the offer businessman François-Henri Pinault made during his visit to the country...

Two Looted Zodiac Sculptures to Return to China

Two zodiac sculptures stolen from the Old Summer Palace by British and French troops in 1860 will return to China later this year. The animal heads, cast in the mid-18th Century, inspired a set of replicas by artist Ai Weiwei...

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...

China’s New Game: ‘Hit the Christie’s’

Some Chinese netizens reacted to the recent sale by fine arts auction Christie’s of two looted Chinese sculptures by coming up with an online video game. From The Wall Street Journal’s China Journal blog: The foiled...

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