Magna Carta exhibition venue switched again in China

A copy of the Magna Carta, seen on display during a reception to mark the 800th anniversary of the historical document, at Buckingham Palace in London, in February 2015A Magna Carta exhibition scheduled for a Shanghai museum has been switched to the British Consulate — the second time the historic declaration of rights has been moved from a public venue in communist-ruled China. A display of one of only four existing examples of the charter — considered to represent the foundation of rule of law in the West — was originally advertised for the Guanfu Museum in China’s commercial hub. It is the second time on its China tour that a display of the document has been moved from a public place to diplomatic premises — to which ordinary Chinese citizens have limited access.

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