Tuesday, January 14, 2014
More Reaction to Extension of China MOU
Kate FitzGibbon, a past CPAC member appointed by President Clinton, has reacted to news of the extension on behalf of the Committee for Cultural Policy. Her blog on the subject is aptly titled: "Cultural Property Hypocrisy: State Department Renews China Import Restrictions." It begs the question whether the State Department actually considered whether extension of the MOU made sense given China's booming internal market and abject failure to comply with its own undertakings under the original MOU. Or, is this just more evidence that the entire CPAC process is a farce of the sort common in dictatorships like the People's Republic of China, but supposedly not here.