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Chinese Government Blocks 

Loans to Asia Society

By Hanae Ko

TANG XIAOHE, Strive Forward in Wind and Tides, 1971, oil on canvas, 68 x 116 in. Collection of T. Z. Chang. 

Photo by Eddie C. Y. Lam, Image Art Studio. Courtesy Asia Society, New York.

NEW YORK — In late August, the Chinese ministry of culture reneged on their original agreement to loan nearly 100 objects to New York’s Asia Society for their current exhibition featuring revolutionary Chinese art from the 1950s to the 1970s. Originally, Chinese state-run museums agreed to lend works…

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