Safe re­turn

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

A col­lec­tion of 120,000 Chi­nese ceram­ics makes its way through cus­toms in Guangzhou, Guang­dong prov­ince, on a re­turn voy­age from the United King­dom. The ceram­ics sank with the Chi­nese mer­chant ship Taix­ing, which cap­sized en route to In­done­sia in 1822. They were later sal­vaged by an Aus­tralian com­pany and auc­tioned to col­lec­tors over­seas. Zheng Changlai, pres­i­dent of Water­side Cul­ture, a Bei­jing-based en­ter­prise, pur­chased the ceram­ics from a UK col­lec­tor last month.

PU XUAN / FOR CHINA DAILY

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