Chinese cultural relics authorities have denied involvement in the sabotage of the 30-million-euro ($40 million) sale of two bronzes in Paris last week, while reiterating its stance that the items belonged to China. Full story
2009-03-06 05:52:43 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Head of China's cultural heritage bureau on Friday denied government involvement in the bidding of two looted Chinese relics in Christie's auction in Paris, saying the bidder was acting privately.
2009-03-05 04:14:28 GMT Xinhua English
PARIS, March 4 (Xinhua) -- An online survey showed that more than 80 percent of French respondents hold the looted Chinese bronze sculptures should be returned to where they came from.
2009-03-04 01:12:52 GMT China Daily
Chinese cultural relics authorities have denied involvement in the sabotage of the 30-million-euro ($40 million) sale of two bronzes in Paris last week, while reiterating its stance that the items belonged to China.
2009-03-03 15:38:22 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING -- The Chinese antique collector who bid at a Christie's auction for two looted bronze animal heads, Tuesday told why he has refused to pay his winning bid.
2009-03-03 14:09:57 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese antique collector who bid at a Christie's auction for two looted bronze animal heads, Tuesday told why he has refused to pay his winning bid.
2009-02-26 11:59:45 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- As two pieces of looted Chinese relics were on the stage for auction in the Grand Palace of Paris on Wednesday, a group of Chinese students gathered in front of the palace and handed out leaflets about the history of Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer Palace) and the Second Opium War.
2009-02-26 05:03:37 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Following an auction Wednesday in Paris by Christie's of two bronze sculptures taken from the Summer Palace in 1860, China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) issued a statement here Thursday condemning the action and saying it would have "serious effects" on Christie's development in China."
2009-02-25 08:12:09 GMT Xinhua English
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- American Chinese collectors on Tuesday urged the Chinese government to take action against Christine's, and called for a boycott of the auctioneer if it insists on auctioning two historic bronze sculptures looted from a Chinese imperial garden.
2009-03-03 10:40:52 GMT Reuters
A Chinese art collector identified himself on Monday as the winning bidder in last week's Paris auction for two sculptures looted from Beijing but said, as a patriot, he had no intention of paying.
2009-02-25 03:52:56 GMT Reuters
An art collection by late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent defied the financial crisis, breaking world records by raising over 206 million euros, 262 million USD on its opening day.
2009-02-24 07:41:27 GMT Xinhua English
The preview of the auction of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge's art collection is held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, Feb. 21, 2009.
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