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China tells French museum: do not point out Genghis Khan in your Genghis Khan exhibition

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At its peak, Genghis Khan’s Mongol empire coated a lot of China, and certainly a lot of the Asian continent – Film Stills A French museum has postponed an exhibit about Mongol Emperor Genghis Khan citing interference by the Chinese authorities, which it accuses of making an attempt to rewrite historical past.The Chateau des ducs de Bretagne historical past museum within the western metropolis of Nantes mentioned that it was placing the present concerning the fearsome 13th century chief on maintain for over three years.In an announcement Monday, the museum’s director Bertrand Guillet mentioned “we made the decision to stop this production in the name of the human, scientific and ethical values that we defend.”It mentioned the Chinese authorities demanded that sure phrases, together with “Genghis Khan,” “Empire” and “Mongol” be taken out of the present. Subsequently, it mentioned that they requested for energy over exhibition brochures, legends and maps.The spat comes as China has taken a harder line towards ethnic Mongols, lots of whom stay within the northern province of Inner Mongolia.The exhibit was deliberate in collaboration with the Inner Mongolia Museum in Hohhot, China. But tensions arose, the Nantes museum mentioned, when the Chinese Bureau of Cultural Heritage pressured the museum for adjustments to the unique plan, “including notably elements of biased rewriting of Mongol culture in favor of a new national narrative.”The museum branded it “censorship” and mentioned it underlined a “hardening … of the position of the Chinese government against the Mongolian minority.”The Chinese consulate in Paris didn’t instantly return requires remark.

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