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  1. Heritage sites damaged by local authorities

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Some of the mainland's Unesco World Heritage sites have been over-exploited and even damaged by careless tourism construction work by profit-seeking local authorities, a top cultural official said. Minister of Culture Sun Jiazheng told a national conference on world heritage protection in Beijing this week that during the past 20 years, China had had 33 sites included ...

  2. 30 top sites placed on new national heritage list

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... development in the protection of China's national heritage. 'Sites on the national heritage list will have priority for candidacy for world heritage sites,' Xinhua quoted Ms Chen ... Yan ruins [built in 1300 BC] for world cultural heritage (listing) and Sichuan's panda habitat as natural heritage,' Mr Tian said. China has 31 world heritage listed sites, behind ...

  3. UN calls for new report over dams at heritage site

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... concerns over the proposed damming of the three rivers since the world heritage site was recognised in 2003. The World News Journal, a newspaper run by China Radio International, said officials who ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Unesco has repeated its grave concerns over proposed dams in Yunnan, which the international cultural body fears will jeopardise a world heritage site. The UN body ...

  4. Perfect spot to recharge

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sascha Matuscak Dujiangyan and Qingcheng Mountain are a short trip from Chengdu, either by public transport from the Ximen bus station or in a private car hired through your travel agency or hotel. A tour takes one day, starting with the dam and the town ...

  5. Nature flows generously to make a land of abundance

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then retire to the upper reaches of Qingcheng Mountain to bask in surroundings that captivated a Taoist monk. Both Dujiangyan and Qingcheng Mountain were placed on the United Nations World Heritage ...

  6. Panda site gains world recognition

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH The United Nations' international cultural and environmental body, Unesco, has added the mainland's Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary to its World Heritage Site list this month. The Unesco World Heritage Committee met in Vilnius, Lithuania, where they selected the panda sanctuary along with two other sites: Malpelo Flora and Fauna Sanctuary in Colombia, ...

  7. Look before leaping

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... a Unesco World Heritage site. The old centre is simply stunning. Its sturdy, traditional houses survived the 1996 earthquake that destroyed most of the surrounding new town, killing 300 people. ... and the nightly dancing and singing in the old square is a local affair, not for tourists- and is all the more attractive for it. The whole region is listed as a World Heritage site because of its ...

  8. Heritage listing tipped for panda home and Shang ruins

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... applications from 30 countries. It will also examine reports on the protection work of the listed sites. China has 31 world heritage sites, third after Spain and Italy. Reports on protection ... Staff Reporter Officials are confident that two mainland sites will be included soon on Unesco's World Heritage List. The sites under consideration are the great panda habitat in Si- ...

  9. Anger at deterioration of heritage site

    Posted Nov 08th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Tsui. The South China Morning Post reported on Monday that property giant Cheung Kong (Holdings) had removed a hill at the former headquarters- also a heritage site- and transplanted century-old ... which owns the heritage site, did not comment on its role. It took over the site after the police moved out in December 2004 and the Correctional Services Department left early this year. ...

  10. Alarm as developer carves into heritage site

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Academics and cultural experts say the work under way behind high walls at the heritage site is causing 'irreversible damage' and creating 'another Park Lane'- the string ... The 21/2-minute video compares the heritage site before the tender was awarded to its current state. But the Li Ka-shing-controlled development giant insists the knoll on the site had to be removed ...




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