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December 14, 2010

China executes official for stealing protected cultural property

Posted at 1:52 pm in Similar cases

Nowadays, China is serious about protecting its cultural heritage. I think this story probably says more about China’s approach to dealing with crimes than it does about their efforts to protect cultural property, as I don’t think many people could argue that execution was a suitable punishment in this case.

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SIFY News

China executes official for plundering cultural relics
Source:IANS Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 16:10

Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) China Friday executed an official for stealing and selling cultural relics protected by the state, reports Xinhua.

Li Haitao was the chief of the cultural relics protection authority of the imperial garden in the Hebei provincial capital of Chengde.
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