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  1. Marks of greatness

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Clare Tyrrell

    ... of the Christie's Spring Auctions, a remarkable set of 12 seals carved in exquisite jade and soapstone displaying mythical beasts, phoenixes and dragons - that once belonged to one of China's most ... is resonant with the whole history of that period.' The second emperor of the Qing dynasty was one of China's most magnificent leaders. His 60-year reign was the longest in history ...

  2. Wonderful trio become world heritage sites

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A geological wonder in southwest China and two imperial tomb complexes have been added to the Unesco list of world heritage sites. The Three Parallel Rivers in Yunnan, the Thirteen Mausoleums in Beijing and the Ming Imperial Museum in Nanjing bring to 29 the number of mainland sites to have been given world heritage status by the UN's cultural body. The site in northern ...

  3. Suzhou mayor defends museum plan

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... location near a UN World Heritage site. 'The new museum has great meaning for tourism and historical preservation,' Mr Yang said yesterday. Suzhou will formally start construction of the museum on November 5, with the famed architect to attend a groundbreaking ceremony, city officials said. The museum will open in 2005. Some have opposed the site of the new museum, next ...

  4. In Suzhou, preserving the past means erasing the old

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Pei, at the southern edge of the Humble Administrator's Garden. The United Nations has designated the garden a World Heritage site. Huang Wei, a former official of the bureau that manages ... relic or a World Heritage site, it's part of the whole.' Mr Huang, 63, who retired in 2000 after 40 years of civil service, says it is his duty to speak out on the issue. ...

  5. Cultural heritage must be treasured by all

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... term. Another, more pressing, problem faced in China's fight to preserve its heritage is that of preventing artefacts already in the country being smuggled out. The ransacking of tombs ... long-held grievances about the plundering of China by foreign powers. While such feelings are still keenly felt, the central government has adopted a new, more pragmatic, strategy for getting ...

  6. Preserving China's heritage

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is needed, and urgently, is a change of law in China that would legalise and license documented excavation of at least some grave sites, especially Neolithic ones. In a poacher-turned-gamekeeper ... cultures to return part of our collections to museums in China and elsewhere. In short, I believe that treasuring China's unique cultural heritage urgently demands a more radical ...

  7. Unesco seeks to protect South China Sea's heritage

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The South China Sea's rich history of maritime trade and its unexplored cultural heritage, especially shipwrecks, single it out as needing protection, Unesco officials ... for a three-day workshop on the protection of underwater cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific region, attended by about 100 underwater-archaeology experts from 20 countries. 'The objects discovered ...

  8. Preserving our heritage

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the adjoining streets and to the district. They are tangible links to the historic past, and should be considered to be an intrinsic part of the heritage site. The proposed large-scale removal ... in the South China Morning Post (December 3) of the current proposal indicates very significant physical changes to the site and a tree retention and compensatory planting approach that will in no way ...

  9. Saving our heritage

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On the issue of saving our heritage- if not the government, who? Developers? Surely not as they only appear interested in heritage when this can grant a gain in plot ratios and site ... and developers offer little innovation. If the government wants Hong Kong to remain a 'world city', it must take the lead in heritage preservation and encourage architectural innovation. ROGER ...

  10. Delta may be base for underwater archaeology

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... heritage was rich, especially on shipwrecks, and the new centre could offer training for young archaeologists in both China and other Asian countries. Conference delegates also discussed ... Klaudia Lee A training base for underwater archaeologists in the Asia-Pacific region is likely to be set up in the Pearl River Delta region because of its rich cultural heritage ...




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