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Beijing: The Old Summer Palace in Beijing allowed free entry to the public yesterday, the day that marks the 160th anniversary of the burning and massive looting of the palace, in a bid to remember history and draw more people into the memorial place.
HONGKONG: Hong Kong-Macau entrepreneur Stanley Ho passed away in Hong Kong at the age of 98, his family announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.