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  1. Full of contrasts, Anhui has rich cultural heritage and history of peasant uprisings

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and public health tragedies. In reality, the inland province is a land of stark contrasts. It is home to breathtaking scenery that has provided fertile land for celebrated cultural heritage. However, ... Anhui's southern rump boasts some of the most unspoiled natural scenery and cultural heritage in the country. The Yellow Mountains put most of the other ranges to shame and their imposing rocks, ...

  2. Jiangxi mountain range joins ancient Hakka housing on World Heritage List

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the country is facing an uphill battle to preserve some of its diverse cultural heritage that is increasingly susceptible to human development and natural disasters. In Sichuan province, the pending relocation of Beichuan county in the wake of the May 12 earthquake prompted cultural conservation authorities in Mianyang to fast-track national heritage status applications over fears that some ...

  3. Beijing's plan to safeguard Lhasa's heritage

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... should pay more attention to preserving the unique culture and heritage of Lhasa in their drive to transform the ancient Himalayan capital into a 'prosperous, modern metropolis' ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing has approved a much anticipated urban development plan for Lhasa that includes protection of heritage sites and a limit on its downtown population. ...

  4. Experts begin tally of damaged heritage sites

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Heritage experts have started assessing the damage suffered by cultural relics in the disaster region- including many world and national heritage sites- ... heritage sites. Many priceless treasures suffered irreparable damage, a survey by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage has found. The world's oldest flood-control and irrigation ...

  5. 6b yuan and five years to repair heritage sites and relics

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... them. The list of damaged treasures included a number of World Heritage sites, Xinhua said yesterday. The State Administration of Cultural Heritage estimated it would take five years to repair ... of Cultural Heritage, as saying. Mr Shan said the only damage was some cracks on its diversion embankment, known as the Fish Mouth, which has split the flood-prone Min River into two rivers flowing ...

  6. No architectural value in home of Bruce Lee, say heritage bodies

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Vivienne Chow

    ... spent time at that two-storey house and that is a kind of cultural heritage,' said Mr Wong. Michael Tien Puk-sun, a consultant to the club, said the owner never intended to seek any ... 'Overall, Bruce Lee's former home is of no value architecturally,' it concluded. Based on the report, the Office of the Commissioner for Heritage considers there is no 'absolute ...

  7. Taiwanese experts keen to help rebuild World Heritage city

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to the quake's epicentre, with mainland counterparts. 'We will suggest that the local culture and tradition be taken into consideration in rebuilding Dujiangyan and other quake-hit areas ... the local colour to avoid erasing the local identity, which was important to both the original residents and tourists keen to learn about the city. Dujiangyan was classified as a World Heritage site ...

  8. Taiwan's former premier revels in cultural role

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... political difference should be solved by wisdom of our common culture,' he said, adding that Taiwan had a rich heritage of Chinese culture because it had not gone through the painful experience ... Minnie Chan Former Taiwanese premier Liu Chao-shiuan is back in the spotlight as head of a non-governmental organisation promoting cross-strait cultural exchanges. It is a high-level post ...

  9. Cultural celebrations walk thin line between myth and greed

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interests and reputation. So the result is that there will only be formalism, rather than the real inheritance of our cultural heritage.' Professor Yu's view is shared by Shanghai ... the birthplace of cultural heroes such as Fuxi, the legendary inventor of writing, and his wife, Nu Wa; as well as historic figures like the philosophers Confucius and Laozi. They have tried to forge ...

  10. Bid to preserve unique culture of devastated mountain tribes

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the unique culture,' he said. The Qiang are an ethnic group who have lived in the mountainous areas in northwest Sichuan for more than 2,000 years and now number about 320,000. They live mainly ... missions. 'I think it's hard to rebuild buildings like those watchtowers, because once cultural relics are damaged, no replica could be set up to represent the deep historical and ethnic ...




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