Stealing Beauty

The Secret Life of Kim Jong Il
June 30, 2003 Issue

 India: The Kidnapping Business
 Laos: Licensed to Kill

 Books: Searching for the 'Zone'

 Terror: Poisonous Minds
 China: Stop the Presses
 Sports: The Real Deal
 China: Stealing Beauty

 Goa: Sipping on Susegado Top Headlines
Chinese police have revealed details of what they are calling the largest theft of cultural artifacts in the history of the People's Republic—and the heist was allegedly an inside job. Li Haitao, who was head of security at the Waibamiao museum complex in the northeastern Chinese resort town of Chengde, has been accused of carting off 158 ancient relics, some of which ended up on the black market and at the Christie's auction house in Hong Kong, according to police. (Christie's says it researched ownership and found no evidence that the pieces...

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