(Shanghaiist) Plans to hold an exhibition displaying one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta at Renmin University in Beijing were unexpectedly scrapped at the last minute. With little warning the exhibition was moved to the British Ambassador's residence in Beijing, where it was decidedly more inaccessible to its Chinese audience.
The exhibition is part of a seven-country tour celebrating the Magna Carta's 800th anniversary, which was originally written and ratified in 1215.
Champions of constitutional government treasure the Magna Carta as the bedrock of today's democracy.
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