New evidence supports the theory that a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue with a mummified monk inside, now owned by a Dutch private collector, was stolen from China, a government official said Tuesday.
A former vice mayor of Longyan in Fujian Province is being investigated for alleged bribe-taking, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said in a statement Tuesday.
Relic experts in Fujian province presented evidence suggesting that a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue containing a mummified monk, which had been on display at an exhibition in Hungary, may have been stolen from a village temple in the province.
Chinese and Dutch experts are calling on their respective governments to resolve an ownership dispute over a 1,000-year-old Buddhist statue containing a mummified Buddha.
Fujian is to go ahead with reform in rural areas where it will boost modern agriculture and better protect farmers rights, according to authorities.
The Party disciplinary watchdog in Fujian province has sent six more investigation teams to four counties and two enterprises amid a heightened corruption crackdown.