Visitors get access to part of the Palace Museum in Beijing where restoration work is carried out. China has in recent years launched high-profile campaigns seeking the repatriation of stolen or smuggled cultural relics from abroad. Photo: Xinhua

Italy agrees to return nearly 800 Chinese cultural relics in goodwill gesture during Xi Jinping visit

  • It comes as Italy and China seek to strengthen relations, and after Italy becomes first Western European nation to join China’s belt and road plan
  • Artefacts had been ‘illegally exported’ and include a Majiayao red clay pot and Song dynasty porcelain
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Visitors get access to part of the Palace Museum in Beijing where restoration work is carried out. China has in recent years launched high-profile campaigns seeking the repatriation of stolen or smuggled cultural relics from abroad. Photo: Xinhua
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