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Dealers unveil items on offer at ‘Fine Art Asia’ fair in Hong Kong

20 September 2017

‘Fine Art Asia’ opens for its 12th staging from September 30 to October 3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition centre.

Chinese auctioneers hope British advice on non-payment fits the bill

28 August 2017

The Chinese auction market is attempting to tackle non-payments with a series of initiatives debated at the Chinese Antiques and Artwork Auction International Forum last week.

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Chinese art and antiques market shrinks as non-payment remains a “chronic problem”

22 August 2017

Failure by buyers to pay for works of art they have successfully won at auction in China remains a major problem for the industry, according to the latest report.

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BADA heads to Shanghai preaching the merits of a self-regulating trade

21 August 2017

Self-regulation of the art and antiques trade was set to be the focus of an auction conference in Shanghai at the weekend.

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Chinese authorities begin ivory trade shut down

31 March 2017

China is shutting a third of its ivory factories and shops, as it begins to meet the requirements of a formal ban by the end of the year.

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Christie’s opens new site in Beijing

14 October 2016

Christie’s has opened its third premises in China with a new space in Beijing.

Major coin show set to kick off in Hong Kong

17 August 2016

Over 100 exhibitors have signed up for the inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show which opens on Friday, making it one of the largest numismatic shows of the year in Asia.

China Guardian founder takes largest shareholding in Sothebys

04 August 2016

The largest shareholder in Beijing’s China Guardian Auctions has also become the largest single shareholder in Sotheby’s. Cheng Dongshen, chairman and chief executive of Taikang Life Insurance, purchased $230m or 8m Sotheby’s shares across June and July and now has a 13.5% stake.

Restituted gold ornaments go on show in China

13 August 2015

A group of 32 ancient gold ornaments have been returned to China following claims they had been illegally removed.

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Auctionata set €2.8m house record for Chinese clock

10 July 2015

Berlin online auction house Auctionata set a house record when this Chinese enamel, ivory-mounted and paste-set musical and automaton clock was sold for €2.8m (£2.15m), or €3.37m including premium.

Christie’s open Shanghai HQ

27 October 2014

Christie’s have opened their new exhibition space and office in Shanghai at the Ampire Building, near the Bund.

Fine Art Asia to launch Beijing fair

18 February 2014

Hong Kong’s Fine Art Asia fair organisers have announced that they will launch ‘Guardian Fine Art Asia’ (GFAA), the Beijing edition of the event, in May this year.

Sotheby’s figures show rising taste for Western art in China

16 December 2013

The importance of China as a source of new clients in the international art market has been highlighted in a business intelligence report made available to ATG by Sotheby’s.

TEFAF Beijing put on hold for now but could return at later date

13 December 2013

Since the idea was first announced in March, news had gone quiet on a possible ‘TEFAF Beijing’, a collaboration between ‘TEFAF Maastricht’ and Sotheby’s Joint Venture in Beijing with GeHua.

Sotheby’s launch Beijing Art Week

25 November 2013

From November 28 to December 1 Sotheby’s will hold the series of private and public sales they have dubbed ‘Beijing Art Week’. It is the largest event Sotheby’s have held in China.

Triple-A head east for second Chinese sale with a silver lining

22 October 2013

The Association of Accredited Auctioneers (Triple-A), founded in 2012 by UK regional auctioneers to attract Chinese buyers, are to hold a second auction of Western antiques in China.

New free trade zone opens in Shanghai

10 October 2013

Christie’s mainland Chinese debut, the First Shanghai Auction on September 26, coincided with the opening of a free-trade zone in Shanghai.

Christie’s achieve £16.3m on their China debut

04 October 2013

Christie’s successfully completed their first auction in mainland China on September 26.

First China sale for Christie’s announced

02 September 2013

Christie’s, the first international auction house to be granted a licence to operate independently in mainland China, have announced the date of their first auction.

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