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Madagascar to Hong Kong: “Give us the Emerald back”

Categories: East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Hong Kong (China), Madagascar, Arts & Culture, Economics & Business, International Relations, Law

Lova Rabary-Rakotondravony [1] explains that the government of Madagascar has sent four delegates to Honk Kong to try to retrieve one of the heaviest and largest emerald on matrix in the world currently on display at the Baoqu Tang Modern Art Gallery in Honk Kong (fr). The Malagasy government claims that the stone is part of the national patrimony [2] whereas Chan SicPo, the artist who obtained the license to display the stone, states that he purchased the license from the rightful owner of the stone, a mining company based in Reunion called Orgaco (en).