lørdag 18. januar 2020

China anger after woman drives into Forbidden City

Staff at one of China's top landmarks have apologised after seemingly allowing a wealthy woman to drive onto the heavily guarded premises. Social media user Lu Xiaobao posted photos of herself, a friend and her car in the empty Forbidden City in Beijing.

Although she has since deleted them, they quickly went viral and people urged the site to offer an explanation. The site's Palace Museum said it was "deeply distressed and sincerely apologises to the public". A statement confirmed that the incident had happened on Monday. The Forbidden City was China's former imperial palace between the years 1420 and 1912. It is a World Heritage Site and one of the most heavily-guarded areas of China.