Chinese Team Searches Museums for Art Treasures

From the NYT: For the past two weeks, the delegation of Chinese cultural experts has swept through American institutions, seeking to reclaim items once ensconced at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, which was one of the world’s...

China Seeks to Stop Paris Sale of Bronzes

The Chinese government plans to file a lawsuit to try to reclaim statues going on sale at a Christie’s auction in Paris this week. The statues were reportedly looted from the Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) and are being...

Yuanmingyuan Park replica plan encounters fierce opposition – Xinhua

From Xinhua: Plans to build a 20 billion yuan (2.5 billion U.S. dollars) replica of Beijing’s Yuanmingyuan(ÂúÜÊòéÂõ≠Ôºâ, known overseas as the Old Summer Palace, in East China have met fierce opposition from academics. Hengdian Social and Economic Federation(ʵôʱüÊ®™Â∫óÈõÜÂõ¢Ôºâ, who operates a complex featuring imitations of the Forbidden City and a Qin Dynasty palace often used […]

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