It’s the US museum’s fault our terracotta warrior’s thumb was stolen, says Chinese state media

Chinese state media has blamed an American museum for allowing a 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior to be vandalised by holding a party there and not adequately protecting the ancient relics.

Reporters from broadcaster CCTV and two Chinese experts this week visited the Franklin Institute in Pennsylvania where the warrior and nine others from China’s world-famous Terracotta Army are on loan.

They made the trip after an American man was charged on Friday with the theft and concealment of a major artwork after he allegedly broke off and stole the left thumb of the statue on December 21. He was released on bail by

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