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China 27 Dec 2019 | 7:00 AM

Upgrade in ratings for 22 tourist attractions

BEIJING: A total of 22 tourist attractions, including Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, are expected to be added to the 5A category, the highest level in the rating system, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT).

World 10 Apr 2018 | 6:09 PM

China urges boycott of UK auction of artefact seized by British soldier in 1860

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday condemned the British auction of a rare bronze water vessel seized by a British soldier from Beijing's ransacked Imperial Gardens in the 19th Century, calling for a boycott.

AseanPlus News 22 Oct 2017 | 3:52 PM

Rebuilding China’s Old Summer Palace in Lego-like bricks

BEIJING: A group of Chinese history buffs spent more than US$45,000 (RM190,577) and six months bringing some of the imperial splendour of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace complex back to life – in tiny Lego-like plastic bricks.

China 11 Jul 2016 | 5:41 AM

Church and China Communists vie over French missionary

Dingan (China) (AFP) - To the Catholic Church, French missionary Auguste Chapdelaine is a saint, martyred for his faith 160 years ago in China. To Communist Party officials, he is a devilish rapist, bandit and spy.

AseanPlus News 31 Dec 2015 | 6:08 AM

Statues defaced in anti-China attack at new Taiwan museum

TAIPEI: Two statues donated by actor Jackie Chan to a newly opened museum in Taiwan were splashed with paint and daubed with anti-China slogans, reflecting growing tensions over Beijing’s influence on the island.

China 12 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Summer Palace replica opens in Zhejiang

BEIJING: A full size replica of parts of Beijing’s nationally sensitive Old Summer Palace has opened 1,000km away from China’s capital, state media reported, despite managers of the original threatening legal action.

China 20 Apr 2015 | 4:05 PM

Chinese imperial palace may sue over replica

BEIJING - The managers of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, looted by British and French troops in the 19th century, are threatening legal action over a Chinese movie studio's sprawling $5 billion replica, state media said.

China 23 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM

China eyes return of ‘stolen’ mummy: Reports

BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese province is seeking the return of a 1,000-year-old mummified monk that experts say was stolen two decades ago and resurfaced at an exhibition in Hungary.