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The Palace Museum, commonly known as the Forbidden City, is to receive an extension that would house tens of thousands of relics in a second museum on Beijing’s outskirts

4 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
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ess than one percent of the Palace Museum's 1.8 million treasures from the Ming and Qing dynasties are displayed each year. The new structure would open up more Chinese history to the attraction's 15 million yearly visitors.
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app, and website. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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