January 31, 2007
Huge amounts of artefacts from China have ended up in the hands of museums around the world. Estimates suggest that ten times as many are lost from view in the hands of private collectors.
People’s Daily Online
UPDATED: 08:11, January 30, 2007
More than 10 million Chinese cultural relics lost overseas: report
Chinese experts estimated that more than 10 million Chinese cultural relics have been lost overseas, Monday’s overseas edition of the People’s Daily reported.
Most of the cultural relics were robbed and illegally shipped out of China during the war times before the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Culture Relics Society said.
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