Ye Yongqing, pictured in 2008, said he had tried to speak to his accuser before contacting his lawyers. Photo: Oliver Tsang

Chinese artist Ye Yongqing breaks silence over plagiarism row with Belgian Christian Silvain amid legal action threat

  • Renowned painter denies claims he copied works by Belgian Christian Silvain three weeks after they were first made and says he has contacted lawyers
  • Chinese art world was rocked by accusation against high-profile figures whose buyers are believed to include Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch
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Ye Yongqing, pictured in 2008, said he had tried to speak to his accuser before contacting his lawyers. Photo: Oliver Tsang
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