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  1. News - China - HISTORY

    China pointedly adds Japan’s WW2 ‘comfort women’ house as protected historic site

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The designation comes as China seeks to increase attention on Japanese imperial aggression A Japanese military brothel in China has been declared a protected historic site, state media said yesterday, as Beijing highlights old grievances amid modern-day tensions with its long-time rival. The seven-building complex in the eastern city of Nanjing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Stop-work order on site of historic Hakka terrace in Pak Tam Chung

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Hazel Knowles

    ... on historic house site A New Territories villager who demolished a 160-year-old Hakka terrace in what has been called an act of cultural vandalism has been ordered to stop work on three new houses he has started to build on the site. The old building- which was split into two homes, including a house featured in the design section of the Sunday Post Magazine- was reduced to rubble earlier ...

  3. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Rockbund cultural hub to balance traditional and modern architecture

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... skyscraper, but the restoration and subtle extension of a historic contemporary-art museum on the northern tip of the city's famed Bund. The narrow, six-storey art deco building- originally home to the Royal Asiatic Society and the first public museum in China- is part of the restoration of an ensemble of architecturally diverse historic buildings referred to as the Rockbund Project. During ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Chongqing's Banyan Tree Resort is relaxing, but don't miss the area's historical sites

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:25pm by Vickie Chan

    ... Vickie Chan The Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei is all about relaxation, but it's also worth exploring the surrounding historical sites, says Vickie Chan Stay misty for me It's ... to spend the entire visit in the resort. But it's worth taking advantage of the hotel's car service to visit some of the many historical and cultural sites that are sprinkled around ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Moving pumping station to Flagstaff House will destroy heritage site

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:33pm by KEN BORTHWICK

    ... The government and its heritage advisers appear blissfully ignorant of the fact that heritage conservation is also about the site, setting and environment of the historic building. Before the area ... Ken Borthwick Ken Borthwick says the government is again showing its ignorance of the meaning of heritage conservation with plans to relocate a water station to the site of iconic ...

  6. News - China Insider - vandalism

    Chinese tourists damaged historical site, says Taiwan media

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 02:47pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Fort Zeelandia vandalised by Chinese tourists, according to Taiwanese reports Chinese tourists were seen damaging a historical site and exhibiting unruly ... tourists using their fingers to poke and dig away at the fragile mortar and concrete walls of Fort Zeelandia, a grade-one national heritage site in city of Tainan. A building with a history ranging ...

  7. News - World - CULTURE

    30 cultural and natural sites eyed for World Heritage status at Unesco meeting in Doha

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Doha Unesco meeting will discuss Inca trails that span six countries, and a French cave with some of the world's earliest known paintings 30 sites vie for help heritage listing brings Inca trails spanning six countries, a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings and stunning Chinese landscapes are among the sites expected to get World ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Arts groups vie to helm historic site in Central

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... local and overseas, are vying to be in charge of the heritage and contemporary art programmes at the historic Central Police Station. But some of those interested are sceptical about ... for the content. It is understood that the Asia Art Archive is joining hands with Para/Site art space, Ink Society, the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Chinese University's Centre for Architectural ...

  9. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangzhou's historic sites vanishing faster than the eye can see them

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Push for development at any cost appears to outweigh the heritage value of tombs or mansions in Guangzhou Historic sites vanishing as fast as they are found The Pearl River Delta's historic sites are vanishing before most people get a chance to see them. Two cases in Guangzhou, involving the demolition of old buildings and ancient tombs illustrate the sad story. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Government adds strings to historic buildings available for revitalisation

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Bids for heritage sites must factor in traffic impact and wheelchair access Strings attached to historic buildings Plans to develop the King Yin Lei ... tasked with assessing bids for the site turned down two proposals over traffic congestion concerns. The site on Stubbs Road in Wan Chai- together with three other newly announced historic ...




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