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  1. News - China - Beijing

    Centuries old Beijing temples converted to high-end 'dining clubs'

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 04:03pm by Ernest Kao

    ... reported on Tuesday. The two-hundred-year-old temples were designated as cultural heritage sites in 1984, entitling them to state protection.  Recent on-sight investigations by the bureau ... is in violation of the law. According to existing laws, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage bars relics under state-protection from being leased, transferred or mortgaged as commercial assets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1138580/centuries-old-beijing-temples-converted-high-end-dining-clubs
  2. Archivists start hunt for relics of the Cultural Revolution era

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Intangible Cultural Heritage Study and Preservation, said the main function of the list was to raise awareness of the need to cherish traditions. 'Many young people are crazy about ... Jane Cai Artefacts associated with the Cultural Revolution are scattered around the world, but mainland archivists are only now starting to collect them for study, the minister of culture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550332/archivists-start-hunt-relics-cultural-revolution-era
  3. World heritage bid likely to include Mao's tomb

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... District Culture Commission, said both structures should be listed despite them being only a few decades old. 'Both structures constitute heritage and a heritage site does not have to be 100 ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and the Monument to the People's Heroes are likely to be included in the UN application for world heritage status, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008507/world-heritage-bid-likely-include-maos-tomb
  4. Forum demands heritage be saved from wreckers

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Senior mainland officials have warned provincial leaders against further 'senseless' destruction of the nation's cultural heritage, saying it was on a par with the damage caused during the Cultural Revolution. At an international forum on urban culture and planning, which opened in Beijing on Saturday, the mainland's second annual National Heritage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596513/forum-demands-heritage-be-saved-wreckers
  5. Beijing projects' adviser puts down 1881 Heritage

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... features. He also taught heritage conservation at the University of Hong Kong. 'Identification of the cultural value of the building is very important when preserving historical premises, ... the old Tai O Police Station- for its success in preserving the site's heritage. 'It holds the gist of an old fishing village, which is the crucial culture for the city,' said Wong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995217/beijing-projects-adviser-puts-down-1881-heritage
  6. Heritage champion weary in fight

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I have mixed feelings. Set against this new backdrop of the central government's support for 'cultural industries,' it's likely that more heritage sights will survive. ... the bulldozers. And yet this champion of the mainland's magnificent architectural heritage, a professor of urban planning at Shanghai's Tongji University, laments that he can only point to a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999578/heritage-champion-weary-fight
  7. Another Beijing Cultural Relic gone

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the residence from being harmed during the Lunar New Year [fireworks celebration],' Kong Fanzhi, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage, was quoted by Xinhua as saying. But district cultural heritage officials admitted that the demolition had not been approved by the city-level authorities, Xinhua reported. Li Chenggang, director of the Dongcheng Council for Culture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991229/another-beijing-cultural-relic-gone
  8. Beijing heritage bid to uproot 200,000

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Beijing wants to preserve the cultural heritage around Gu Enguang's home... but it means he is not welcome to stay. It is all part of a broader plan to manage the sprawling ... 'part of the city's efforts to apply for Unesco World Heritage status for Beijing's central axis', which stretches 7.8 kilometres from the Yongding Gate to the Drum and Bell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737548/beijing-heritage-bid-uproot-200000
  9. Love of heritage too little, too late to save hutongs from the developers

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei As people enjoy free entry to heritage sites and museums around the nation today, the second annual Cultural Heritage Day, Xia Jie wonders if the new-found enthusiasm will save ... a 'historical and cultural preservation area'. The Dongcheng Heritage Management Centre, on the other hand, said that there were no listed heritage sites in that specific stretch of the hutong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596112/love-heritage-too-little-too-late-save-hutongs-developers
  10. Tourist crowds threaten heritage

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Mainland tourists jammed the country's world heritage sites during the 'golden week' holidays amid concerns that the crowds could inflict permanent damage ... complained that the huge crowds and noise affected their trips. 'Many tourists said they didn't see many of the cultural relics but only a lot of people's backs. It was like a living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592133/tourist-crowds-threaten-heritage

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