Museum Removes Politically Controversial Jackie Chan Gift

Workers began removing a set of 12 heads representing the animals of the Chinese zodiac, at the National Palace Museum Southern Branch, this morning, November 14. The figureheads were a gift from entertainer Jackie Chan, and are replicas of a set of figureheads looted by French and British forces from the Chinese imperial Old Summer Palace in 1860. But many in Taiwan, including members of government, consider the gift to be a form of Trojan Horse. NPM authorities first announced

Read more