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China refutes BBC slant

21 October 2016

At https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/chinese-archaeolog… … a BBC television programme came out with the claim Greek sculpture directly influenced the rendition of the terracotta army in the tomb of the First emperor a week of so ago (see www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b080396k/the-greatest-tomb-on-earth-secret… ). The archaeologist has retorted by saying she has been quoted out of context – which is not surprising as the BBC have a habit of selectively editing material. Li Yiuchen said she told the BBC that the statues may have been inspired by western statues but were the complete products of Chinese sculpture. Has the BBC been caught in the act of projection?

She also pointed out the article (www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-37624943) puts her quotes prior to those of Lukas Nickel of the University of Vienna whose opinion is contrary to hers. In doing that it makes it appear she agrees with him – when she does not. Welcome to the western media – they do this sort of thing all the time. 


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