Magna Carta Exhibit Moved From Chinese University

October 16, 2015

A traveling exhibit featuring an original copy of Magna Carta has been abruptly relocated from a Chinese university museum to the British ambassador’s residence, The New York Times reported. The document was originally supposed to be exhibited at Renmin University, in Beijing. The Times said it was not clear why the exhibit was moved, but noted the importance of the document in the development of Western-style constitutional democracy, which is seen by Chinese Communist Party leaders as a threat to their rule.

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