China Demands Relics Returned, Reuters Gets Facts Wrong
The above is a story from Reuters News about how China wants its ‘stolen’ relics back before they hit Christie’s auction block in Paris. Does anyone else catch that Kitty Bu mistakenly identifies the palace as being destroyed in 1960 when it was actually destroyed in the Second Opium War of 1860? I know China likes to rewrite its history but. . .
Feb 23 – Two bronze sculptures from the Chinese Summer Palace are due to be auctioned in Paris later on Monday and China demands the return of the relics.
Saint Laurent’s former business partner is organising the biggest private auction of art seen in Paris for years, selling the collections.
Kitty Bu reports.
The best part of this report comes at the end when they mention that the Chinese government has officially asked for the objects back from Saint-Laurent’s business partner. His response: He’s more than happy to return the objects to China, once the Chinese government returns the Tibetans their freedom.