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China nabs 26 suspected tomb robbers, recovers valuable relics

China nabs 26 suspected tomb robbers, recovers valuable relics

China has arrested 26 suspects and retrieved almost 650 cultural relics stolen from an ancient burial site in northwestern Qinghai province, the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday.

Source: www.reuters.com/article/us-china-crime-relics/china-nabs-26-suspected-tomb-robbers-recovers-valuable-relics-idUSKBN1L4092

Was ancient bronze vessel up for British auction stolen from China?

Was ancient bronze vessel up for British auction stolen from China?

Documents found by auction house suggest Royal Marines captain may have taken it from Old Summer Palace in Beijing

Source: www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2139508/china-probes-if-ancient-bronze-vessel-be-auctioned-uk-was-looted

Chinese tourists ignore warnings, clamber over ancient statues

Chinese tourists ignore warnings, clamber over ancient statues

Visitors filmed taking photographs and climbing on the historical relics dating back to the Song dynasty about 1,000 years ago

Source: www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2134280/chinese-tourists-ignore-warnings-clamber-over-ancient-horse

China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior’s thumb, urges US to ‘severely punish’ thief

China angered by theft of Terracotta Warrior’s thumb, urges US to ‘severely punish’ thief | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

The theft of a thumb of an ancient Terracotta Warrior statue on display in the US incited a wave of criticism on Chinese social media Tuesday, following China’s calls to “severely punish” the thief. Michael Rohana, 24, has been arrested over the theft during an after hours “ugly sweater party” just before Christmas at the Franklin …

Source: www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/21/china-angered-theft-terracotta-warriors-thumb-urges-us-severely-punish-thief/