The Chinese Museum at the Château de Fontainebleau, in Paris. Picture: Château de Fontainebleau

China’s ‘stolen’ cultural relics: why the numbers just don’t add up

Every year, around the anniversary of the sacking of Beijing’s Summer Palace in 1860, come fresh calls for the return of ‘stolen’ antiquities. A Post Magazine investigation reveals China’s claims are often inaccurate, even grossly inflated

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The Chinese Museum at the Château de Fontainebleau, in Paris. Picture: Château de Fontainebleau
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