A HK$2.3 billion calligraphy scroll by Mao Zedong was torn into two pieces after being resold for HK$500 to a man who believed it a counterfeit. Photo: Handout A HK$2.3 billion calligraphy scroll by Mao Zedong was torn into two pieces after being resold for HK$500 to a man who believed it a counterfeit. Photo: Handout
A HK$2.3 billion calligraphy scroll by Mao Zedong was torn into two pieces after being resold for HK$500 to a man who believed it a counterfeit. Photo: Handout

Stolen Mao Zedong calligraphy said to be worth billions torn in half by unwitting Hong Kong buyer

  • A police insider said the buyer of the stolen artwork paid just HK$500 for the piece and believed it was a counterfeit
  • Meanwhile, one of three burglars involved in the heist has been arrested along with a friend after a raid on a Yau Ma Tei residence

Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong
A HK$2.3 billion calligraphy scroll by Mao Zedong was torn into two pieces after being resold for HK$500 to a man who believed it a counterfeit. Photo: Handout A HK$2.3 billion calligraphy scroll by Mao Zedong was torn into two pieces after being resold for HK$500 to a man who believed it a counterfeit. Photo: Handout
A HK$2.3 billion calligraphy scroll by Mao Zedong was torn into two pieces after being resold for HK$500 to a man who believed it a counterfeit. Photo: Handout
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