19 Chinese Artists Among those Missing Aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Calligrapher and Chinese artist Liu Rusheng, 76, who was on board flight MH370. Photo: courtesy Exhibition of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Masters

19 Chinese artists, six of their relatives, and four staff are among those missing after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar in the early morning hours of Saturday. The group was returning home after opening an exhibition titled Chinese Dream: Red and Green Painting at Kuala Lumpur’s Art Peninsular Enterprise. Artists known to be on board the flight include Meng Gaosheng, An Wenlan, Liu Rusheng, Siming Zhang, Memetjan Abra, Zhofang Zhao, Shijie Zhou, Junyan Zhu, Yuanhua Bao, Wang Linshi, and Maimaitijiang Abula.


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