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  1. Cultural heritage at risk as cash trumps conservation

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to get natural and cultural heritage spots into the queue of applications for world-heritage listing with Unesco, the UN body that promotes culture. China has more than 100 heritage sites ... , and the flats have sold well because the site is in a prime location. The local heritage department opposed the project but it went ahead thanks to the support of more powerful departments. In Ezhou, ...

  2. History in the making

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Steven Ribet

    ... 'They were China's first national Buddhist project.' In 2001, Yungang was named a Unesco World Heritage site. In April last year, Geng broke ground on an ambitious development ... as a precondition of gaining World Heritage status. Geng was summoned to Beijing to explain himself. In the same article, Oriental Outlook reported how this meeting prompted a mass demonstration in Red Flag ...

  3. PCCW Solutions wins digital theatre contract

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to preserve and educate the public about the caves in Gansu province, which house priceless Buddhist relics. The caves are on Unesco's World Heritage list. ...

  4. Elite treat top heritage sites as their own

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... off some of the prime scenic areas. Recent visitors to one famous natural heritage area, Hangzhou's West Lake, would have found as many as 50 heritage sites- most at prime lakeside locations- off-limits to those not prepared to pay hefty admission fees or privileged enough to be invited inside. Some heritage sites around the lake have been turned into upper-class clubs, ...

  5. Grading system leaves historic site to decay

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... and mall called Heritage 1881, where the original landscape, an important 'associated element' of the site, was not protected by the grading and was completely changed. The board planned ... Ko Tim-keung, an expert in military sites and battlefields in Hong Kong, said of the hospital: 'It is part of Hong Kong history of the first world war period, and it was used for wounded ...

  6. Cultural heritage of China at risk with decline of dialects

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... is certainly not unique to China. Languages change when societies change and it occurs throughout history, all over the world. Celtic languages such as Welsh and Scottish Gaelic have long been under ... as China moves towards being a modern society, but linguists say more should be done to avoid the loss of the language heritage and cultural diversity. 'Language is the root of culture. ...

  7. Nation's fossil sites must be protected

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Science and business make uneasy bedfellows in Lufeng, one of the most important fossil sites not only in China, but the world. Over several decades, the famous county in Yunnan province ... Dinosaur Valley at the county's Ana site as a means to improve the economically backward area, rather than as a site of world-scientific significance. This free-for-all mindset must change. ...

  8. New World mulls bid for Yuen Long site

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Henry Cheng Kar-shun, the managing director of New World China and New World Development, said the group is interested in bidding for a Yuen Long site set to be released for tender next month, despite his projection of a drop in property prices by some 10 per cent in the short run. Cheung Kong Real Estate director William Kwok said the future is still bright ...

  9. Hooked on heritage

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... piece, crafted by some of the world's best designers,' curator Johan Persson says. The seeds of the idea began forming when Australian designer McCarthy, who moved to Hong Kong three ... That process turned the lamps from industrial to decorative, and he gave his creation a name: (King) Midas. Through discussions with Persson, the notion of challenging some of the world ...

  10. Sai Wan not the only site at risk

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Vivian Li

    ... Department said the incident would not affect Hong Kong's bid to list the city's geopark as World Heritage, as the site was not part of the park. Who rules here? 10,000 square metre site ... vegetation has already been removed, and it refused to say what, if anything, was being done about the other sites, saying it was 'sensitive information'. Last week, the South China Morning ...




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