Chinese Custom Officers Claim Violin Rosin is an Explosive

Violin Rosin China Chinese Airports Cover

Word is circulating today that a number of string players have had their rosin confiscated, from their cases at Chinese airports, in recent weeks – with airport officials claiming it is a potential explosive.

A Hong Kong newspaper, Mingpao has reported cellist Trey Lee’s rosin was seized when departing Shanghai International airport earlier this month – with lengthy claims to its potential security risk.

British violin virtuoso Daniel Hope has also indicated, via social media that he too experienced a similar confrontational incident when departing Shanghai in recent weeks.