Country: China

Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China

(China)

Amy Qin (2017). Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China. The New York Times. 15 July.

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 14 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 July.

53 held for auction trading fraud

(China)

Chen Huizhi (2017). 53 held for auction trading fraud. Shanghai Daily. 29 June.

Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China

(Uganda; China)

Sadab Kitatta (2017). Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China. All Africa. 12 June.

China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up

(China; United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2017). China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up. Post Magazine. 9 June.

Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, Ted Plafker (2017). Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha". AFR. 2 June.

Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft

(China)

Global Times (2017). Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft. Global Times. 22 May.

"Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run

(China)

Hou Qiang (2017). "Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run. Xinhua. 14 May.

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

(China; United States of America)

Ben Guarino (2017). Speaking of Science Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name. The Washington Post. 9 May.

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

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times (2017). 'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes. The Siberian Times. 8 May.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor (2017). Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants. The Telegraph. 2 May.

Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs

(China)

Eva Li (2017). Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs. South China Morning Post. 28 April.

Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland

(China; Taiwan)

Xinhua (2017). Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland. Xinhua. 16 April.

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

(United Kingdom; China)

BBC News (2017). Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says. BBC News. 14 April.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News (2017). Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs. BBC News. 13 April.

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

(China)

Charles Liu (2017). Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later. The Beijinger. 7 April.

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

(China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far. South China Morning Post. 23 March.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 March.

Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China

(China)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China. ArtNet News. 21 March.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

(China)

AFP (2017). Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit. The Straits Times. 20 March.

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

(China)

Lisa Movius (2017). Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park. The Art Newspaper. 20 March.

Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb

(China)

Mo Hong'e (2017). Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb. ECNS. 10 March.

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

(Hong Kong; China)

Kris Cheng (2017). House linked to China's 'founding father' damaged again. Hong Kong Free Press. 8 March.

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

(China)

Jun Mai (2017). With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures. South China Morning Post. 20 February.

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

(China)

Georgina Adam (2017). Battle over Kiefer's Beijing show escalates as curator rejects dealers' objections. The Art Newspaper. 14 February.

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

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction

(China)

Claire Voon (2017). Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction. Hyperallergic. 18 January.

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

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan (2017). 'Nothing fishy': Canadian owners of ancient fossils repatriated to China deny any wrongdoing. National Post. 17 January.

Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2017). Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania. ECNS. 13 January.

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

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan (2017). Canada returns two 200 million-year-old marine fossils smuggled from China. National Post. 12 January.

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

(China)

Tony Perrottet (2017). The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Foreve. Smithsonian. 1 January.

China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching

(China)

Edward Wong (2016). China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching. The New York Times. 30 December.

Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row

(China)

Hu Min (2016). Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row. Shanghai Daily. 30 November.

Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive

(China)

Fu Danni (2016). Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive. Sixth Tone. 28 November.

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

(China)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). After Anish Kapoor, Another Artist Claims China Copied Her Public Artwork. ArtNet News. 28 November.

Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics. CRIEnglish. 25 November.

Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi

(China)

Xu Shanshan (2016). Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi. ECNS. 23 November.

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

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2016). A look at the book the Metropolitan Museum of Art refuses to sell. ECNS. 22 November.

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

(China)

Lisa Movius (2016). Beijing museum says Anselm Kiefer exhibition will go ahead despite artist's protest. The Art Newspaper. 18 November.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times (2016). Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands. Global Times. 16 November.

Ancient art returning home

(China)

China Daily (2016). Ancient art returning home. China.org.cn. 14 November.

Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan

(Taiwan; China)

AFP (2016). Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan. Emirates 24/7. 14 November.

Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts

(Japan; China)

Shan Jie (2016). Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts. Global Times. 8 November.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

Li Yan (2016). Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue. ECNS. 8 November.

China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts

(China)

Anny Shaw (2016). China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China. CRIEnglish. 1 November.

Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics

(China)

Teng Jing Xuan (2016). Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics. Caixin Online. 14 October.

Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark

(China)

Li Yan (2016). Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark. ECNS. 12 October.

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

(China)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Chinese Contemporary Art Collector Guy Ullens Draws Fire for Allegedly Profit-Seeking Moves. ArtNet News. 7 October.

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

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China. The Guardian. 22 September.

The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts

(China)

Wang Chao (2016). The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts. Sixth Tone. 9 September.

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

(United States of America; China)

ICE (2016). ICE-rescued ancient fossil on display at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. ICE. 6 September.

Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist

(United Kingdom; China)

Harry Readhead (2016). Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist. Metro. 30 August.

4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2016). 4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei. China.org.cn. 22 August.

Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province

(China)

Xinhua (2016). Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province. Shanghai Daily. 17 August.

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

(Singapore; China)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Trial Resumes for Man Accused of Defrauding Art Collecting Widow of $817,000. ArtNet News. 15 August.

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

(China)

Deborah Lehr (2016). The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom. The Diplomat. 12 August.

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

(China)

Ana Ablaza (2016). China's Historical Relics to Be Preserved; Local Government Punishes Tomb Raiders Backed by Private Art Collectors. Yibada. 10 August.

How China Must Reclaim Its Lost Cultural Heritage

(China)

Peter Fuhrman (2016). How China Must Reclaim Its Lost Cultural Heritage. Frontera News. 8 August.

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

(China)

Brian Boucher (2016). Ai Weiwei's Lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, Sentenced to Seven Years for 'Subversion'. ArtNet News. 4 August.

China's Toilet Shaped Building Defies Architecture Ban

(China)

Artlyst (2016). China's Toilet Shaped Building Defies Architecture Ban. Artlyst. 14 July.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Margaux Schreurs (2016). Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home. The Beijinger. 17 June.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2016). Villagers in court over stolen statue. Shanghai Daily. 16 June.

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

(China)

Anisa Subedar (2016). Art disasters: Boy reduces £10,000 Lego statue to rubble. BBC News. 1 June.

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

(China)

Atul Aneja (2016). China hopes to reunite "stolen" Buddhist relics in the virtual world. The Hindu. 24 May.

Kids Smash Art at Glass Museum While Adults Stand by Filming

(China)

Claire Voon (2016). Kids Smash Art at Glass Museum While Adults Stand by Filming. Hyperallergic. 23 May.

China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp

(China; Tibet)

Claire Voon (2016). China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp. Hyperallergic. 16 May.

Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf. The Daily Mail. 28 April.

Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery

(China)

Feng Shuang (2016). Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery. ECNS. 15 April.

Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death

(China)

Xinhua (2016). Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death. Shanghai Daily. 15 April.

China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage

(China)

Ben Blanchard (2016). China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage. Reuters. 12 April.

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

(China)

Alicia Tan (2016). Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned. Mashable. 4 April.

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

(China)

Catherine Wong (2016). Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard. South China Morning Post. 25 March.

Market for Chinese Art Is Increasingly in China

(China)

Scott Reyburn (2016). Market for Chinese Art Is Increasingly in China. The New York Times. 25 March.

China Fights Losing Battle Against Tomb Raiders

(China)

Frank Fang (2016). China Fights Losing Battle Against Tomb Raiders. The Epoch Times. 16 March.

Buddha's return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei

(China; Taiwan)

Lucy Hornby (2016). Buddha's return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei. Financial Times. 11 March.

Stolen Buddha Head Displayed at Museum of China in Beijing

(China; Taiwan)

Francis Eduard Ang (2016). Stolen Buddha Head Displayed at Museum of China in Beijing. Yibada. 3 March.

Police praised for museum thefts investigation

(United Kingdom; China)

Jonathan Knott (2016). Police praised for museum thefts investigation. Museums Journal. 3 March.

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak (2016). Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice. PRI. 1 March.

Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert

(United Kingdom; China)

Jessica Elgot (2016). Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert. The Guardian. 1 March.

Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Shanghai Daily (2016). Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years. Shanghai Daily. 26 February.

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

(China)

Liyan Qi (2016). Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows. The Wall Street Journal. 26 February.

Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Wang Fan (2016). Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years. ECNS. 22 February.

Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City

(China)

Chu Yiming (2016). Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City. CRIEnglish. 19 February.

Chinese artist retracts forgery claims about disputed Hairdressing paintings

(China)

Lisa Movius (2016). Chinese artist retracts forgery claims about disputed Hairdressing paintings. The Art Newspaper. 7 February.

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

(China)

Lucy Liu (2016). Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics. Shanghaiist. 30 January.

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

(Taiwan; China)

Alexandra Seno (2016). Jackie Chan's bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum. The Art Newspaper. 30 January.

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

(China)

Sophie Williams (2016). Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site. The Daily Mail. 15 January.

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

(United States of America; China)

Stephen Montemayor (2016). St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory. Star Tribune. 13 January.

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

(China)

Alice Yan (2016). Chinese 'tomb raider' and gang jailed for plunder of ancient relics. South China Morning Post. 5 January.

Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material

(China)

Qian Ruisha (2015). Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material. ECNS. 18 December.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan (2015). Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy. ECNS. 13 December.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2015). Villagers reject mummy conditions. Shanghai Daily. 11 December.

ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

(United States of America; China)

ICE (2015). ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China. ICE. 10 December.

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

(China; United States of America)

Lomi Kriel (2015). ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China. Houston Chronicle. 9 December.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China. ECNS. 8 December.

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

(China)

Celine Ge (2015). China's ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders. South China Morning Post. 4 December.

China: Faking It

(China)

Al Jazeera (2015). China: Faking It. Al Jazeera. 26 November.

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

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times (2015). Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China. The Siberian Times. 25 November.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Francis Eduard Ang (2015). Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue. Yibada. 20 November.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Huaxia (2015). China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god. Xinhua. 18 November.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue. ECNS. 17 November.

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

(China; Netherlands)

China Daily (2015). Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk. What's On Xiamen. 16 November.

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

(China)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Ai Weiwei Accuses Lego of Censorship and Discrimination Over Bulk Order Refusal. ArtNet News. 26 October.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'. ECNS. 15 October.

Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting

(China)

Ma Ruohan (2015). Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting. CRIEnglish. 14 October.

Colorado dinosaur fossil smuggler sentenced in Wyoming

(United States of America; China)

ICE (2015). Colorado dinosaur fossil smuggler sentenced in Wyoming. ICE. 14 October.

Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders

(China; Japan)

Mark O'Neill (2015). Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders. South China Morning Post. 9 October.

Protecting China's cultural heritage

(China)

Krista Lomu (2015). Protecting China's cultural heritage. GBTimes. 7 October.

Big Brother Is Bugging Ai Weiwei

(China)

Carey Dunne (2015). Big Brother Is Bugging Ai Weiwei. Hyperallergic. 5 October.

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

(China)

Associated Press (2015). 3 tomb raiders die from lack of air while attempting to rob ancient grave in central China. Fox. 30 September.

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

(China)

Reuters (2015). Vanishing artefacts: China's cultural treasures stolen or destroyed from lack of resources. South China Morning Post. 28 September.

French collector returns gold artifacts to China

(China; France)

Xinhua (2015). French collector returns gold artifacts to China. Xinhua. 22 September.

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

(Nepal; Tibet; China)

Lucian Harris (2015). A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise. Blouin ArtInfo. 20 September.

Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum

(China)

Want China Times (2015). Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum. Want China Times. 15 September.

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

(Canada; China)

Jennifer Saltman (2015). Richmond man pleads guilty to complex Chinese treasure 'gold' scam. The Province. 4 September.

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

(China)

Lana Lam (2015). Auction for bargain hunters! Bonhams puts 'cheaper' items under the hammer to attract new collectors. South China Morning Post. 30 August.

The Bean and the Bubble

(China; United States of America)

The Economist (2015). The Bean and the Bubble. The Economist. 29 August.

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

(China; United States of America)

Felicia Sonmez (2015). 'Cloud Gate'-Gate: Artist Refutes Chicago Mayor over China Art. The Wall Street Journal. 14 August.

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

(China)

Helen Thompson (2015). What's Behind China's Professional Tomb Raiding Trend?. Smithsonian. 11 August.

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

(China)

Robert Fulford (2015). How a Chinese librarian made $6 million in forged art over two years. National Post. 10 August.

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

(China)

Naomi Ng (2015). Chinese police find stolen dinosaur skeleton and 213 fossilised eggs hidden in village house. South China Morning Post. 6 August.

China Focus: Tomb raiders put Chinese history in grave danger

(China)

Hou Qiang (2015). China Focus: Tomb raiders put Chinese history in grave danger. Xinhua. 2 August.

Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury

(France; China)

Sébastien Blanc (2015). Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury. Khmer Times. 23 July.

Curator Theft Raises Museum Alarms

(China)

Niu Honglin (2015). Curator Theft Raises Museum Alarms. CRIEnglish. 23 July.

Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

(China)

Nicola Davison (2015). Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself. The Telegraph. 21 July.

Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself

(China)

Associated Press (2015). Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself. The Guardian. 21 July.

France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China

(France; China)

Henry Samuel (2015). France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China. The Telegraph. 6 July.

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

(China)

CRIEnglish (2015). Gov't Restrictions Block Ways for Chinese Relics to Return Home. CRIEnglish. 3 July.

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

(China)

Ellis Liang (2015). Chinese man fights for return of 100 million yuan in seized antiques, ancient artefacts. South China Morning Post. 1 July.

Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared

(China)

AFP (2015). Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared. The Guardian. 29 June.

The Chinese Want Their Art Back

(China)

Karl E. Meyer (2015). The Chinese Want Their Art Back. The New York Times. 20 June.

Raiding the tomb raiders

(China)

Global Times (2015). Raiding the tomb raiders. Global Times. 31 May.

China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts

(China)

BBC News (2015). China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts. BBC News. 27 May.

175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid

(China)

CCTV (2015). 175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid. CCTV. 27 May.

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

(China; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). German Art Dealer Accused of Fraud in €55 Million China Academy of Art Design Deal. ArtNet News. 26 May.

Ceremony held as stolen head of statue returned after 18 years

(Taiwan; China)

CCTV (2015). Ceremony held as stolen head of statue returned after 18 years. CCTV. 23 May.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Shanghaiist (2015). Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China. Shanghaiist. 20 May.

Tourists Severely Vandalize Ancient Paintings at Summer Palace

(China)

Xie Cheng (2015). Tourists Severely Vandalize Ancient Paintings at Summer Palace. CRIEnglish. 15 May.

Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced

(United States of America; China)

Courthouse News Service (2015). Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced. Courthouse News Service. 14 May.

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

(France; China)

Vincent Noce (2015). French collectors hand back gold to China they had given to Musée Guimet. The Art Newspaper. 12 May.

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

(China)

Duncan Hewitt (2015). Beijing's Old Summer Palace Replica Controversially Built As History Lesson For Young Generation. International Business Times. 11 May.

Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha

(China; Netherlands)

Ma (2015). Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha. CRIEnglish. 8 May.

Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin

(China)

CNTV (2015). Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin. CNTV. 7 May.

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

(China)

Xinhua (2015). Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body at Taiwan exhibition. Xinhua. 5 May.

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

(China; Hungary)

Amy Quin (2015). Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon. The New York Times. 3 May.

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

(China; Hungary; Netherlands)

Amy Qin (2015). Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon. The New York Times. 3 May.

Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder

(China)

The Economist (2015). Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder. The Economist. 4 April.

Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2015). Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha. Shanghai Daily. 29 March.

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

(China)

Richelle Simon (2015). Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 27 March.

China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another

(China)

Oliver Geng (2015). China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another. The Wall Street Journal. 27 March.

Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

Wei Wang (2015). Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha". CRIEnglish. 27 March.

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

(China)

Jane Perlez (2015). Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'. Sinosphere. 26 March.

Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha

(China)

Huan Si (2015). Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha. Ecns. 24 March.

Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China

(Australia; China)

Amanda Wu (2015). Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China. Women of China. 6 March.

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

(France; China)

Margaux Schreurs (2015). Artworks Looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace Stolen in French Art Heist. The Beijinger. 3 March.

Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum

(France; China)

Sybille de La Hamaide (2015). Rare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum. Reuters. 1 March.

The palace of shame that makes China angry

(China; United Kingdom)

Chris Bowlby (2015). The palace of shame that makes China angry. BBC News. 2 February.

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

(China)

Summit Passary (2014). Tomb of Han Dynasty king filled with cultural relics, treasures rediscovered in China. Tech Times. 6 August.

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

(China)

Laura Zhou (2014). Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb. South China Morning Post. 8 July.

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

(Pakistan; China)

Jamal Shahid (2014). China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins. Dawn. 2 June.

28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China

(China; Japan)

CCTV (2014). 28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China. CCTV. 5 May.

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

(China)

Kwame Opoku (2014). China's Purchase Of Chinese Looted Artifacts: An Example For Other States?. Eurasia Review. 24 March.

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

(China)

Xo Donghuan (2014). Private buyers from Hunan recover ancient bronze vessel, the Min Fanglei. South China Morning Post. 22 March.

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

(China)

Eileen Kinsella (2014). Christie's CEO Was "Panicked" Over Chinese Buyer Default, Leading to Private Sale of Ancient Bronze. ArtNet News. 21 March.

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

(China)

Eileen Kinsella (2014). Chinese Collectors Secure 'Min' Fanglei at Christie's, Auction Cancelled, Sale Price Exceeds $20 million. ArtNet News. 19 March.

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

(China)

The History Blog (2014). 1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters. The History Blog. 14 March.

US returns Tang Dynasty stone coffin to China

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2014). US returns Tang Dynasty stone coffin to China. ECNS. 7 March.