Torn Pieces of Ancient Chinese Painting Reunited at Taiwan National Palace Museum

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN (AP).- Two pieces of a torn 660-year-old Chinese painting held by Taiwan and mainland China will be reunited for the first time in centuries at an exhibit at Taiwan’s national museum, in a sign of warming ties between the rivals. The main portion of “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains” by revered Chinese landscape painter Huang Gongwang has been stored in Taipei’s Palace Museum since 1949, when the two sides separated during a civil war. The other part of the 20-foot-long (6-meter-long) painting will be shipped from China’s Zhejiang Provincial Museum for an exhibition opening June 2, Palace Museum Director Chou Kung-shin said Friday. The 40-day exhibition