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Old Summer Palace marks 160th anniversary of massive looting

11 days ago   |   By China Travel & Tourism News

The Old Summer Palace, or the Yuanmingyuan Ruins Park, in Beijing opened free of charge on Sunday to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the massive looting and destruction of the palace carried out by Anglo-French coalition forces in 1860. The troops were sent by the British and French empires to invade China in the late Qing Dynasty during the Second Opium War (1856-60). The hashtag "160th anniversary of the sacking of the Old Summer Palace" had earned 260 million views on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo as of Sunday afternoon, with many Chinese netizens commenting: "Do not forget this...
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