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Oꜰꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏᴀsᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ Lᴏɪʀᴇ ᴇsᴛᴜᴀʀʏ ɴᴇᴀʀ Nᴀɴᴛᴇs, Fʀᴀɴᴄᴇ, ᴀ sɪɴᴜᴏᴜs sᴇᴀ sᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ ɢʀᴀᴄᴇꜰᴜʟʟʏ ʀɪsᴇs ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ. Cʀᴀꜰᴛᴇᴅ ɪɴ 2012, “Sᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ ᴅ’ᴏᴄᴇ́ᴀɴ” ɪs ᴀ sᴛᴜɴɴɪɴɢ 425-ꜰᴏᴏᴛ (130 ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀs) sᴄᴜʟᴘᴛᴜʀᴇ ʙʏ Fʀᴇɴᴄʜ-Cʜɪɴᴇsᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇᴍᴘᴏʀᴀʀʏ ᴀʀᴛɪsᴛ Hᴜᴀɴɢ Yᴏɴɢ Pɪɴɢ. Tʜɪs ᴀǫᴜᴀᴛɪᴄ ᴍᴀʀᴠᴇʟ ɪs ᴀ ᴘᴇʀᴍᴀɴᴇɴᴛ ᴀᴅᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ Esᴛᴜᴀɪʀᴇ ᴘᴜʙʟɪᴄ ᴀʀᴛ ᴄᴏʟʟᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴀʟᴏɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇsᴛᴜᴀʀʏ’s 37-ᴍɪʟᴇ sᴛʀᴇᴛᴄʜ.

 

Tʜᴇ ᴀʟᴜᴍɪɴᴜᴍ sᴋᴇʟᴇᴛᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ sᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ ɪs ᴘᴇʀᴘᴇᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ sᴜʙᴍᴇʀɢᴇᴅ ʙʏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛɪᴅᴇs, ᴜɴᴄᴏᴠᴇʀɪɴɢ ɪᴛsᴇʟꜰ ᴀs ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ ʟᴇᴠᴇʟ ꜰʟᴜᴄᴛᴜᴀᴛᴇs, ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ ᴀ ᴅʏɴᴀᴍɪᴄ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴡɪᴛʜ ɪᴛs sᴜʀʀᴏᴜɴᴅɪɴɢs. Tʜᴇ sᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ’s ᴄᴜʀᴠɪɴɢ sᴘɪɴᴇ ᴇᴄʜᴏᴇs ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴏʀᴍ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ɴᴇᴀʀʙʏ Sᴀɪɴᴛ-Nᴀᴢᴀɪʀᴇ ʙʀɪᴅɢᴇ, ʜᴀʀᴍᴏɴɪᴢɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ɪᴛs ᴄᴏᴀsᴛᴀʟ ᴇɴᴠɪʀᴏɴᴍᴇɴᴛ.

 

Hᴜᴀɴɢ Yᴏɴɢ Pɪɴɢ, ᴏɴᴄᴇ ᴀ ᴋᴇʏ ꜰɪɢᴜʀᴇ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ 1980s Cʜɪɴᴇsᴇ ᴀᴠᴀɴᴛ-ɢᴀʀᴅᴇ ᴍᴏᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ, ꜰᴀᴄᴇᴅ ᴄᴇɴsᴏʀsʜɪᴘ ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ Cʜɪɴᴇsᴇ ɢᴏᴠᴇʀɴᴍᴇɴᴛ. Iɴ 1989, ʜᴇ ʀᴇʟᴏᴄᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ Fʀᴀɴᴄᴇ, ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ʜᴇ ʜᴀs sɪɴᴄᴇ ʙᴇᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴀ ɴᴀᴛᴜʀᴀʟɪᴢᴇᴅ Fʀᴇɴᴄʜ ᴄɪᴛɪᴢᴇɴ. Kɴᴏᴡɴ ꜰᴏʀ ᴀᴅᴅʀᴇssɪɴɢ ɪᴅᴇɴᴛɪᴛʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴜsɪᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴛ ᴄᴜʟᴛᴜʀᴇs ɪɴ ʜɪs ᴡᴏʀᴋ, ɪᴛ’s ꜰɪᴛᴛɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ sᴇᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʀᴛɪsᴛ ɪɴᴛʀᴏᴅᴜᴄɪɴɢ ᴀ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ ꜰʀᴏᴍ Cʜɪɴᴇsᴇ ᴍʏᴛʜᴏʟᴏɢʏ ᴛᴏ Eᴜʀᴏᴘᴇ.

 

Dᴇsᴘɪᴛᴇ ɪᴛs ᴍᴀssɪᴠᴇ sɪᴢᴇ ᴀɴᴅ sᴛᴜʀᴅɪɴᴇss, “Sᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ ᴅ’ᴏᴄᴇ́ᴀɴ” ᴇxᴜᴅᴇs ᴍᴏᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ. Iᴛs sᴋᴇʟᴇᴛᴏɴ ᴄᴜʟᴍɪɴᴀᴛᴇs ɪɴ ᴀ ᴛʜɪɴ, ᴡʜɪᴘ-ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴛᴀɪʟ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴇʟᴇɢᴀɴᴛʟʏ ᴄᴜᴛs ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ, sᴇᴇᴍɪɴɢʟʏ ᴘʀᴏᴘᴇʟʟɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ sᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ’s ʙᴏᴅʏ ᴛᴏᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ sʜᴏʀᴇʟɪɴᴇ. Tʜᴇ sᴄᴜʟᴘᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴜɴᴠᴇɪʟs ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴛ ꜰᴀᴄᴇᴛs ᴅᴇᴘᴇɴᴅɪɴɢ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴅᴀʏ, ɪɴꜰʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ ʙʏ ᴄʜᴀɴɢɪɴɢ ᴛɪᴅᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ʟɪɢʜᴛ ʀᴇꜰʟᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴs. Oᴠᴇʀ ᴛɪᴍᴇ, ᴀs ᴀʟɢᴀᴇ ᴀᴅʜᴇʀᴇs ᴛᴏ ɪᴛs sᴜʀꜰᴀᴄᴇ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʀᴛᴡᴏʀᴋ ᴛᴀᴋᴇs ᴏɴ ᴀᴅᴅᴇᴅ ᴍᴇᴀɴɪɴɢ ʙʏ sʜᴏᴡᴄᴀsɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʏᴄʟᴇ ᴏꜰ ʟɪꜰᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ.

 

Iɴ 2016, Hᴜᴀɴɢ Yᴏɴɢ Pɪɴɢ ᴇxᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜɪs ᴛʜᴇᴍᴇ, ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ʟᴀʀɢᴇʀ sᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ ᴍᴇᴀsᴜʀɪɴɢ 787 ꜰᴇᴇᴛ (240 ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀs) ꜰᴏʀ ʜɪs ᴀᴄᴄʟᴀɪᴍᴇᴅ “Eᴍᴘɪʀᴇs” ᴇxʜɪʙɪᴛɪᴏɴ. Dɪsᴘʟᴀʏᴇᴅ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Gʀᴀɴᴅ Pᴀʟᴀɪs ɪɴ Pᴀʀɪs ᴀs ᴘᴀʀᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ Mᴏɴᴜᴍᴇɴᴛᴀ sᴇʀɪᴇs, ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏʟᴏssᴀʟ sᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ ᴡᴀs sᴜʀʀᴏᴜɴᴅᴇᴅ ʙʏ 305 sʜɪᴘᴘɪɴɢ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴀɪɴᴇʀs, sᴇʀᴠɪɴɢ ᴀs ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʀʏ ᴏɴ ɢʟᴏʙᴀʟ ᴛʀᴀᴅᴇ.

“Sᴇʀᴘᴇɴᴛ ᴅ’ᴏᴄᴇ́ᴀɴ” ʙʏ Hᴜᴀɴɢ Yᴏɴɢ Pɪɴɢ sᴛᴀɴᴅs ᴀs ᴀ ᴍᴏɴᴜᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟ ᴘᴜʙʟɪᴄ sᴄᴜʟᴘᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴀɴᴋs ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ Lᴏɪʀᴇ ᴇsᴛᴜᴀʀʏ ɪɴ Bʀᴇᴠɪʟʟᴇ-ʟᴇs-Pɪɴs, ɪɴᴠɪᴛɪɴɢ ᴠɪᴇᴡᴇʀs ᴛᴏ ᴡɪᴛɴᴇss ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴄʜᴀɴᴛɪɴɢ ᴅᴀɴᴄᴇ ʙᴇᴛᴡᴇᴇɴ ᴀʀᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ.

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