Saturday, July 3, 2010

China has Adopted a New Auction Law

The PRC has adopted a new auction law. See

The growth of sales of cultural relics within China and the effort to reclaim cultural property from abroad again suggests that nationalist ideology not protection of archaeology is the driving force behind Chinese cultural policy. Sure, some peasants have been executed for tomb robbing, but it remains to be seen whether the new law's provision about the presentation of ownership certificates for art that is being auctioned will have any real effect.

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