China museum closed over fake exhibits

Discussion in 'China' started by Ray, May 23, 2014.

  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    China museum closed over fake exhibits: reports

    BEIJING -- A Chinese museum has been ordered to close after thousands of its historical exhibits were found to be fake, state-run media said on Thursday.

    Police shut down the Lucheng Museum, in the northeastern province of Liaoning, after finding that almost a third of the 8,000 items on display were not genuine, the Global Times newspaper reported.

    Counterfeits on show included a sword touted as dating from the Qing Dynasty and worth 120 million yuan (US$19 million), the report said.

    China is on a museum building spree, with 299 new establishments registering last year, according to state media.

    But its antiques market is said to be rife with fakes, posing a problem for the country's growing ranks of private collectors.

    A Chinese tycoon who has two museums is embroiled in a row with experts from the state-backed Shanghai Museum over the authenticity of a scroll he paid more than US$8 million for at a Sotheby's auction in New York.

    China museum closed over fake exhibits: reports - The China Post
    ****************************************************************

    These acts of trying to keep up with the Joneses is what ruins the credibility.

    China has excelled in many spheres, but these acts make one apprehensive that there is always a fudge in whatever China does or claims. Sad,

    I wonder if these museums and the unabated proliferation of the same are basically there for money making and not to show the real treasure that China has to display.

    The Govt should take over the museums and its functioning.
     
  2.  
  3. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    4,676
    Likes Received:
    3,355
    Chinese Zoo's are also exhibiting Tibetan Mastiffs as Lions.
     
    Ray likes this.
  4. AVERAGE INDIAN

    AVERAGE INDIAN EXORCIST Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,762
    Likes Received:
    2,718
    Location:
    Detroit MI
    [​IMG]

    chineese lions :rofl:
     
  5. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    8,943
    Likes Received:
    10,315
    Location:
    India
    What else can we expect from the COPY-PASTE Nation. :lol:
     

Share This Page