Country: China

"Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run

(China)

Hou Qiang, Xinhua, 14th May 2017.

Speaking of Science Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name

(China; United States of America)

Ben Guarino, The Washington Post, 9th May 2017.

'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 8th May 2017.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor, The Telegraph, 2nd May 2017.

Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs

(China)

Eva Li, South China Morning Post, 28th Apr 2017.

Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland

(China; Taiwan)

Xinhua, 16th Apr 2017.

Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says

(United Kingdom; China)

BBC News, 14th Apr 2017.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News, 13th Apr 2017.

Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later

(China)

Charles Liu, The Beijinger, 7th Apr 2017.

Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far

(China)

Kinling Lo, South China Morning Post, 23rd Mar 2017.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

Yang Sheng, Global Times, 22nd Mar 2017.

Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China

(China)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 21st Mar 2017.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

(China)

AFP, The Straits Times, 20th Mar 2017.

Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park

(China)

Lisa Movius, The Art Newspaper, 20th Mar 2017.

Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb

(China)

Mo Hong'e, ECNS, 10th Mar 2017.

House linked to China's 'founding father' damaged again

(Hong Kong; China)

Kris Cheng, Hong Kong Free Press, 8th Mar 2017.

With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures

(China)

Jun Mai, South China Morning Post, 20th Feb 2017.

Battle over Kiefer's Beijing show escalates as curator rejects dealers' objections

(China)

Georgina Adam, The Art Newspaper, 14th Feb 2017.

Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo, South China Morning Post, 3rd Feb 2017.

Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction

(China)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 18th Jan 2017.

'Nothing fishy': Canadian owners of ancient fossils repatriated to China deny any wrongdoing

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan, National Post, 17th Jan 2017.

Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan, ECNS, 13th Jan 2017.

Canada returns two 200 million-year-old marine fossils smuggled from China

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan, National Post, 12th Jan 2017.

The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Foreve

(China)

Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian, 1st Jan 2017.

China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching

(China)

Edward Wong, The New York Times, 30th Dec 2016.

Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row

(China)

Hu Min, Shanghai Daily, 30th Nov 2016.

Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive

(China)

Fu Danni, Sixth Tone, 28th Nov 2016.

After Anish Kapoor, Another Artist Claims China Copied Her Public Artwork

(China)

Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, 28th Nov 2016.

Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics

(China)

CRIEnglish, 25th Nov 2016.

Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi

(China)

Xu Shanshan, ECNS, 23rd Nov 2016.

A look at the book the Metropolitan Museum of Art refuses to sell

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan, ECNS, 22nd Nov 2016.

Beijing museum says Anselm Kiefer exhibition will go ahead despite artist's protest

(China)

Lisa Movius, The Art Newspaper, 18th Nov 2016.

Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times, 16th Nov 2016.

Ancient art returning home

(China)

China Daily, China.org.cn, 14th Nov 2016.

Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan

(Taiwan; China)

AFP, Emirates 24/7, 14th Nov 2016.

Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts

(Japan; China)

Shan Jie, Global Times, 8th Nov 2016.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

Li Yan, ECNS, 8th Nov 2016.

China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts

(China)

Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 4th Nov 2016.

Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China

(China)

CRIEnglish, 1st Nov 2016.

Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics

(China)

Teng Jing Xuan, Caixin Online, 14th Oct 2016.

Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark

(China)

Li Yan, ECNS, 12th Oct 2016.

Chinese Contemporary Art Collector Guy Ullens Draws Fire for Allegedly Profit-Seeking Moves

(China)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 7th Oct 2016.

Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China

(China)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 22nd Sep 2016.

The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts

(China)

Wang Chao, Sixth Tone, 9th Sep 2016.

ICE-rescued ancient fossil on display at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 6th Sep 2016.

Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist

(United Kingdom; China)

Harry Readhead, Metro, 30th Aug 2016.

4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei

(China)

Shanghai Daily, China.org.cn, 22nd Aug 2016.

Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province

(China)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 17th Aug 2016.

Trial Resumes for Man Accused of Defrauding Art Collecting Widow of $817,000

(Singapore; China)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 15th Aug 2016.

The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom

(China)

Deborah Lehr, The Diplomat, 12th Aug 2016.

China's Historical Relics to Be Preserved; Local Government Punishes Tomb Raiders Backed by Private Art Collectors

(China)

Ana Ablaza, Yibada, 10th Aug 2016.

How China Must Reclaim Its Lost Cultural Heritage

(China)

Peter Fuhrman, Frontera News, 8th Aug 2016.

Ai Weiwei's Lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, Sentenced to Seven Years for 'Subversion'

(China)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 4th Aug 2016.

China's Toilet Shaped Building Defies Architecture Ban

(China)

Artlyst, 14th Jul 2016.

Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home

(China; Netherlands)

Margaux Schreurs, The Beijinger, 17th Jun 2016.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 16th Jun 2016.

Art disasters: Boy reduces £10,000 Lego statue to rubble

(China)

Anisa Subedar, BBC News, 1st Jun 2016.

China hopes to reunite "stolen" Buddhist relics in the virtual world

(China)

Atul Aneja, The Hindu, 24th May 2016.

Kids Smash Art at Glass Museum While Adults Stand by Filming

(China)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 23rd May 2016.

China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp

(China; Tibet)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 16th May 2016.

Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

(China)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 28th Apr 2016.

Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery

(China)

Feng Shuang, ECNS, 15th Apr 2016.

Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death

(China)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 15th Apr 2016.

China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage

(China)

Ben Blanchard, Reuters, 12th Apr 2016.

Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned

(China)

Alicia Tan, Mashable, 4th Apr 2016.

Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard

(China)

Catherine Wong, South China Morning Post, 25th Mar 2016.

Market for Chinese Art Is Increasingly in China

(China)

Scott Reyburn, The New York Times, 25th Mar 2016.

China Fights Losing Battle Against Tomb Raiders

(China)

Frank Fang, The Epoch Times, 16th Mar 2016.

Buddha's return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei

(China; Taiwan)

Lucy Hornby, Financial Times, 11th Mar 2016.

Stolen Buddha Head Displayed at Museum of China in Beijing

(China; Taiwan)

Francis Eduard Ang, Yibada, 3rd Mar 2016.

Police praised for museum thefts investigation

(United Kingdom; China)

Jonathan Knott, Museums Journal, 3rd Mar 2016.

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak, PRI, 1st Mar 2016.

Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert

(United Kingdom; China)

Jessica Elgot, The Guardian, 1st Mar 2016.

Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Shanghai Daily, 26th Feb 2016.

Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows

(China)

Liyan Qi, The Wall Street Journal, 26th Feb 2016.

Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 22nd Feb 2016.

Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City

(China)

Chu Yiming, CRIEnglish, 19th Feb 2016.

Chinese artist retracts forgery claims about disputed Hairdressing paintings

(China)

Lisa Movius, The Art Newspaper, 7th Feb 2016.

Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics

(China)

Lucy Liu, Shanghaiist, 30th Jan 2016.

Jackie Chan's bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum

(Taiwan; China)

Alexandra Seno, The Art Newspaper, 30th Jan 2016.

Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site

(China)

Sophie Williams, The Daily Mail, 15th Jan 2016.

St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory

(United States of America; China)

Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, 13th Jan 2016.

Chinese 'tomb raider' and gang jailed for plunder of ancient relics

(China)

Alice Yan, South China Morning Post, 5th Jan 2016.

Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material

(China)

Qian Ruisha, ECNS, 18th Dec 2015.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan, ECNS, 13th Dec 2015.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 11th Dec 2015.

ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 10th Dec 2015.

ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China

(China; United States of America)

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, 9th Dec 2015.

Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 8th Dec 2015.

China's ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders

(China)

Celine Ge, South China Morning Post, 4th Dec 2015.

China: Faking It

(China)

Al Jazeera, 26th Nov 2015.

Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 25th Nov 2015.

Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue

(China; Netherlands)

Francis Eduard Ang, Yibada, 20th Nov 2015.

China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god

(China; Netherlands)

Huaxia, Xinhua, 18th Nov 2015.

Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 17th Nov 2015.

Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

China Daily, What's On Xiamen, 16th Nov 2015.

Ai Weiwei Accuses Lego of Censorship and Discrimination Over Bulk Order Refusal

(China)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 26th Oct 2015.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 15th Oct 2015.

Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting

(China)

Ma Ruohan, CRIEnglish, 14th Oct 2015.

Colorado dinosaur fossil smuggler sentenced in Wyoming

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 14th Oct 2015.

Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders

(China; Japan)

Mark O'Neill, South China Morning Post, 9th Oct 2015.

Protecting China's cultural heritage

(China)

Krista Lomu, GBTimes, 7th Oct 2015.

Big Brother Is Bugging Ai Weiwei

(China)

Carey Dunne, Hyperallergic, 5th Oct 2015.

3 tomb raiders die from lack of air while attempting to rob ancient grave in central China

(China)

Associated Press, Fox, 30th Sep 2015.

Vanishing artefacts: China's cultural treasures stolen or destroyed from lack of resources

(China)

Reuters, South China Morning Post, 28th Sep 2015.

French collector returns gold artifacts to China

(China; France)

Xinhua, 22nd Sep 2015.

A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise

(Nepal; Tibet; China)

Lucian Harris, Blouin ArtInfo, 20th Sep 2015.

Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum

(China)

Want China Times, 15th Sep 2015.

Richmond man pleads guilty to complex Chinese treasure 'gold' scam

(Canada; China)

Jennifer Saltman, The Province, 4th Sep 2015.

Auction for bargain hunters! Bonhams puts 'cheaper' items under the hammer to attract new collectors

(China)

Lana Lam, South China Morning Post, 30th Aug 2015.

The Bean and the Bubble

(China; United States of America)

The Economist, 29th Aug 2015.

'Cloud Gate'-Gate: Artist Refutes Chicago Mayor over China Art

(China; United States of America)

Felicia Sonmez, The Wall Street Journal, 14th Aug 2015.

What's Behind China's Professional Tomb Raiding Trend?

(China)

Helen Thompson, Smithsonian, 11th Aug 2015.

How a Chinese librarian made $6 million in forged art over two years

(China)

Robert Fulford, National Post, 10th Aug 2015.

Chinese police find stolen dinosaur skeleton and 213 fossilised eggs hidden in village house

(China)

Naomi Ng, South China Morning Post, 6th Aug 2015.

China Focus: Tomb raiders put Chinese history in grave danger

(China)

Hou Qiang, Xinhua, 2nd Aug 2015.

Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury

(France; China)

Sébastien Blanc, Khmer Times, 23rd Jul 2015.

Curator Theft Raises Museum Alarms

(China)

Niu Honglin, CRIEnglish, 23rd Jul 2015.

Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

(China)

Nicola Davison, The Telegraph, 21st Jul 2015.

Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself

(China)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 21st Jul 2015.

France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China

(France; China)

Henry Samuel, The Telegraph, 6th Jul 2015.

Gov't Restrictions Block Ways for Chinese Relics to Return Home

(China)

CRIEnglish, 3rd Jul 2015.

Chinese man fights for return of 100 million yuan in seized antiques, ancient artefacts

(China)

Ellis Liang, South China Morning Post, 1st Jul 2015.

Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared

(China)

AFP, The Guardian, 29th Jun 2015.

The Chinese Want Their Art Back

(China)

Karl E. Meyer, The New York Times, 20th Jun 2015.

Raiding the tomb raiders

(China)

Global Times, 31st May 2015.

China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts

(China)

BBC News, 27th May 2015.

175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid

(China)

CCTV, 27th May 2015.

German Art Dealer Accused of Fraud in €55 Million China Academy of Art Design Deal

(China; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 26th May 2015.

Ceremony held as stolen head of statue returned after 18 years

(Taiwan; China)

CCTV, 23rd May 2015.

Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China

(China; Netherlands)

Shanghaiist, 20th May 2015.

Tourists Severely Vandalize Ancient Paintings at Summer Palace

(China)

Xie Cheng, CRIEnglish, 15th May 2015.

Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced

(United States of America; China)

Courthouse News Service, 14th May 2015.

French collectors hand back gold to China they had given to Musée Guimet

(France; China)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 12th May 2015.

Beijing's Old Summer Palace Replica Controversially Built As History Lesson For Young Generation

(China)

Duncan Hewitt, International Business Times, 11th May 2015.

Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha

(China; Netherlands)

Ma, CRIEnglish, 8th May 2015.

Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin

(China)

CNTV, 7th May 2015.

Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body at Taiwan exhibition

(China)

Xinhua, 5th May 2015.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary)

Amy Quin, The New York Times, 3rd May 2015.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary; Netherlands)

Amy Qin, The New York Times, 3rd May 2015.

Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder

(China)

The Economist, 4th Apr 2015.

Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha

(China)

Shanghai Daily, 29th Mar 2015.

Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities

(China)

Richelle Simon, The Art Newspaper, 27th Mar 2015.

China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another

(China)

Oliver Geng, The Wall Street Journal, 27th Mar 2015.

Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

Wei Wang, CRIEnglish, 27th Mar 2015.

Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'

(China)

Jane Perlez, Sinosphere, 26th Mar 2015.

Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha

(China)

Huan Si, Ecns, 24th Mar 2015.

Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China

(Australia; China)

Amanda Wu, Women of China, 6th Mar 2015.

Artworks Looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace Stolen in French Art Heist

(France; China)

Margaux Schreurs, The Beijinger, 3rd Mar 2015.

Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum

(France; China)

Sybille de La Hamaide, Reuters, 1st Mar 2015.

The palace of shame that makes China angry

(China; United Kingdom)

Chris Bowlby, BBC News, 2nd Feb 2015.

Tomb of Han Dynasty king filled with cultural relics, treasures rediscovered in China

(China)

Summit Passary, Tech Times, 6th Aug 2014.

Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb

(China)

Laura Zhou, South China Morning Post, 8th Jul 2014.

China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins

(Pakistan; China)

Jamal Shahid, Dawn, 2nd Jun 2014.

28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China

(China; Japan)

CCTV, 5th May 2014.

China's Purchase Of Chinese Looted Artifacts: An Example For Other States?

(China)

Kwame Opoku, Eurasia Review, 24th Mar 2014.

Private buyers from Hunan recover ancient bronze vessel, the Min Fanglei

(China)

Xo Donghuan, South China Morning Post, 22nd Mar 2014.

Christie's CEO Was "Panicked" Over Chinese Buyer Default, Leading to Private Sale of Ancient Bronze

(China)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 21st Mar 2014.

Chinese Collectors Secure 'Min' Fanglei at Christie's, Auction Cancelled, Sale Price Exceeds $20 million

(China)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 19th Mar 2014.

1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters

(China)

The History Blog, 14th Mar 2014.

US returns Tang Dynasty stone coffin to China

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan, ECNS, 7th Mar 2014.