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Michael Kan · October, 2009

American freelance journalist based in Beijing. Currently studying Mandarin at Tsinghua University. Graduated from the University of Michigan.

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China: Relics of the Old Summer Palace

25 October 2009

Back in the news again is Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, whose destruction still remains a sensitive topic in China. Built during the Qing Dynasty, it was later sacked by British and French troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War. Countless works of art were also looted from the palace...

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