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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Shock over plans to make 14-year-old nunnery a Unesco world heritage site

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Advisers question why a nunnery built just 14 years ago has been included on a shortlist of potential Unesco world heritage sites Shock over 'fake ... if the nunnery won a place on the UN agency's heritage list. "Icomos China has accepted the submission," she said, referring to the International Council on Monuments and Sites, which ...

  2. A mountain to climb for Buddhist site IPO

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is the world's largest maker of playing cards, which are often used for gambling in China. Putuo Mountain reportedly plans to raise 750 million yuan (HK$307.1 million) from the IPO, but the official ... important religious sites. Putuo Mountain Tourism Development confirmed it would soon file a multimillion-yuan initial public offering application to fund further development of the site- an island ...

  3. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Warning over commercialising heritage sites

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the nation's heritage conservation efforts. China ranks third in the world, with 43 natural and cultural world heritage sites. Italy heads the list with 47 sites, followed by Spain with 44. The site of Xanadu, the remains of the summer capital of Yuan dynasty ruler Kublai Khan, north of the Great Wall, was inscribed into the World Heritage List in June, becoming China's 43rd such site ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nunnery's Unesco nomination makes a mockery

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... international recognition as conservation for posterity. Bewilderingly enough, a Hong Kong nunnery built in the heart of Kowloon 14 years ago has the potential to be our first world heritage site ... deemed worthy of protection by being put on the government's list of 1,440-odd graded buildings. In theory, a world heritage site need not be an ancient monument. The Sydney Opera House ...

  5. Emperor no garden-variety ruler

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... craftsmanship of the Qing dynasty but also the spiritual world and religious beliefs of the emperor. The exhibition will be the first in Hong Kong to use QR (quick response) codes for visitors to get ... on how to preserve artefacts and educate people. 6th Qianlong's place in the line of succession of the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty. He was the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China proper ...

  6. Heritage expert set to examine west wing

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... headquarters in Central. An expert from the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a Paris-based NGO, has agreed to evaluate the heritage value of the west wing on Government Hill, which ... The council was established in 1964 and is one of the advisers to Unesco's World Heritage Committee. Katty Law Ngar-ning, a spokeswoman for the concern group, said they submitted an application ...

  7. Ming-style luxury on sale for a humble 500m yuan

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... comprising a private garden of at least 3,000 sq ft. These villas start from 50 million yuan. As the villa complex is built on a site that once used to be part of the Humble Administrator's ...

  8. Imperial secrets

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an intangible heritage in terms of techniques and materials that had not been seen since imperial times, and the World Monuments Fund felt it was important to acknowledge and understand ... paper of a quality that was even better than the original. So it was made in China by a Chinese paper maker. This is part of the living heritage tradition that the project is trying ...

  9. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 26, 2012

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Cambodian People's Party. AP   Hunt for thieves who destroyed heritage site BANGALORE- Police in southern India are hunting a criminal gang who destroyed part of a historic world heritage site ... China's national day, amid rising tensions over a territorial dispute between the two Asian countries, Kyodo News reported. About 200 students from a local Chinese school were scheduled ...

  10. A privileged glimpse into Qianlong's private garden

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing. One-third of the display items are being shown outside mainland China for the first time, as part of Hong Kong's celebrations of the 15th anniversary of the city's handover from ...




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