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China bans looted antiques from going under hammer at mainland auction houses

4 months ago
Sky Canaves
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ew regulations aim to prevent cultural relics that were stolen, illegally unearthed or smuggled out of China from being auctioned in the country, and will give the government priority in purchasing antiques.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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