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Post time 2009-4-30 14:55:28 |Display all floors
(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-04-30 08:17

Culture officials on Wednesday severely criticized plans by a French auction house to sell an 18th century jade imperial seal (see picture).

Auctioneer Beaussant-Lefevre has advertised the item on its website, estimating its value at $396,000-528,000. The sale was due to take place in Paris early this morning Beijing time.

The authorities that manage Beijing's Summer Palace said the seal was looted when British and French forces burned down the Old Summer Palace toward the end of the Second Opium War in 1860.

"We once again express strong indignation at this sort of repeated action that hurts the Chinese people's feelings, harms their cultural interests, and violates international pacts," the palace authority said in a statement.

The auctioneer said the seal comes from the personal collection of a descendant of Elie Jean de Vassoigne, a French general who commanded some of the invading troops.
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Post time 2009-4-30 15:22:13 |Display all floors
The foreigners bought this from the Chinese that stole them from a grave! Go find the tomb raider, do not blame the foreigner.
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Post time 2009-4-30 17:27:50 |Display all floors
With USD 2 Trillion, a few hundred thousand is a paltry sum. If it's so important, can't China buy this apparently, invaluable relic back? Yeah yeah, some will say they (China) shouldn't have to but the facts are this; it was sold, not looted, so if it was sold, it has to be repurchased and if China wants it back, well, with all due respect, you know what to do.

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Post time 2009-4-30 17:34:22 |Display all floors
Originally posted by exportedkiwi at 2009-4-30 17:27
With USD 2 Trillion, a few hundred thousand is a paltry sum. If it's so important, can't China buy this apparently, invaluable relic back? Yeah yeah, some will say they (China) shouldn't have to bu ...



That was very astute. Good comment.

But, dude, with their under-developed brains they cannot even see your point.
Chinese destroyed much of their own culture during the Cultural Revolution, and instead of blaming themselves, they still accuse the British and the French, for what they did during the war!!!!  It was war!!! Get over it!!! During the war such things happen!!!

If this isn't Chinese stupidity, then i dont know what is!!!
And of course its easier to blame others than blaming your own people!!!
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Post time 2009-4-30 17:52:06 |Display all floors
Originally posted by huang262 at 2009-4-30 17:46
Again, using war as an excuse for doing anything you want.

What were the Nuremberg Trials all about, I wonder?


China is not the only country ever to go to War. Greece had continuous wars for centuries with the Persians, Russians, Turks, Bulgarians, Slavs, and many many others. People looted the Greeks for millenia. The crusaders even took the collumns from the churches so they can use them in the West!!! And the British stole half the Parthenon!!! But you don't see people get angry over it!!!
Stop crying over the past, and get over yourself!!!
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Post time 2009-4-30 18:08:04 |Display all floors

Reply #1 zhoupu's post

Once the crime of looting these items takes place  the items are stolen merchandise and only Crime can follow these articles around so the Chinese are doing the French( France ) a big favor by pointing out that they should be returned to China.

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