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The trial of a Delaware man who confessed last year to drunkenly snapping off the finger of an ancient Chinese terra-cotta warrior statue at the Franklin Institute ended in a mistrial Tuesday, after the jury reported it was deadlocked on whether prosecutors had charged him under the appropriate law. The panel of seven men and five women spent roughly 11 hours debating the fate of Michael Rohana, 25, of Bear, but was unable to reach a verdict on counts including theft and concealment of an object of cultural heritage. District Judge Petrese B.
The statement came a week after authorities revealed that on Dec. The thumb was retrieved by the FBI and the suspect, identified as year-old Michael Rohana from state of Delaware, was arrested and released on bail. He faces charges of theft of a major artwork from a museum and other offenses.
And using his cell phone as a flashlight, the inebriated year-old began to scan the area around him. Stern gray faces etched from clay leered out from the shadows — the visages of 10 life-size soldiers from a 2,year-old Chinese terra-cotta army. Pretty coolhe thought, grabbing one of the figures in a side embrace and mugging for a selfie.
All rights reserved. Around that evening, surveillance footage allegedly shows Rohana and some friends sneaking into a closed exhibition. The exhibit, on-loan from China since September 30,contains 10 of the famous terra-cotta warriors, along with coins, gold pieces, jade, and weapons from the excavation site.
TAGS: Agriculture. The European Union and China agreed on Wednesday to protect European regional food designations in China and Chinese equivalents in the EU to spur trade, particularly of European food and drinks. GIs are on average more than twice the price of non-GI products, a European Commission official said. The protection system means that GI names can only be used for food or drink from a particular region or country.
TikTok — the Chinese-owned, massively popular, kid-addicting, fine-accruingshort-and-jokey video-sharing platform — is a potential threat to national security, US lawmakers said last week. Senators Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer on Wednesday sent a letter to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, asking that the intelligence community please look into what national security risks TikTok and other China-owned apps may pose. Most of that is thanks to TikTok and its Chinese equivalent, Douyin.
A thumb signalusually described as a thumbs-up or thumbs-downis a common hand gesture achieved by a closed fist held with the thumb extended upward or downward in approval or disapproval, respectively. These gestures have become metaphors in English: "The audience gave the movie the thumbs-up" means that the audience approved of the movieregardless of whether the gesture was actually made. While the exact source of the thumb gesture is obscure, a number of origins have been proposed.