(Daily Mail) The theft of a thumb of an ancient Terracotta Warrior statue on display in the U.S. incited a wave of criticism on Chinese social media Tuesday, following China's calls to 'severely punish' the thief.
The Chinese public have taken to Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, to express their anger over the damage of the 2,000-year-old artefact, which is considered 'invaluable' by the Chinese.
One person questioned 'why did we lend our treasure to the U.S' while many insisted 'appropriated compensation' be given by a museum in Pennsylvania, where 10 of the figures are on display.
A compilation picture shared by Chinese media show how the Terracotta Warrior statue was damaged. The particular statue has been loaned along with nine others to a museum in U.S.