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  1. 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

    ... 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 ... to make way for loggers. A World Heritage site is eligible for financial assistance towards preservation and the coveted status is also a powerful draw for tourists. Qatar said at the start ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Numbers aren't everything: the Japanese way of handling tourism at Unesco world heritage site Kumano Kodo

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Vivienne Chow

    ... duty to safeguard the world heritage site he calls home. "This is our asset and it's my responsibility," says Sugiyama, who grew up in a neighbouring village and became a trail ... a decade since the pilgrimage routes connecting three sacred sites- Kumano Sanzan, Koyasan and Yoshino/Omine in the Kii mountain range- were added to the Unesco World Heritage list and drew ...

  3. News - World - HERITAGE

    China's Tianshan among new Unesco World Heritage sites

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in Namibia and Mexico to high mountain ranges in China and Tajikistan and a volcano in Italy, the new World Heritage Sites are a celebration of the beauty of nature and our joint commitment ... Etna, the Hill Forts of Rajasthan and China's Tianshan mountain range were among seven natural wonders and cultural jewels granted World Heritage status by Unesco at its annual meeting ...

  4. City of Heavenly Tranquillity

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... and mournful poets- Jasper Becker's elegant, wistful elegy, City of Heavenly Tranquillity: Beijing in the History of China, is a book about a city that no longer exists, one that has disappeared in record time. Becker, who has written exten-sively on China and is a former China editor of this newspaper, has spent more than 20 years living and working on the mainland as a journalist ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Priority is placed on new Unesco agreement

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... member country of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation can only put one site forward each year for inclusion on the World Natural and Cultural Heritage list. But China plans to propose that this limitation be restricted to the culture heritage category but not to the category for both culture and nature heritage. The mainland already has 29 sites ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Higher calling

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Graham Simmons

    ... province is home to many ancient temples and shrines, and the country's newest Unesco World Heritage site, the sacred Wutaishan (Mount Wutai). For hundreds of years, pilgrims and travellers have been spellbound by the serenity of this holy peak. Home to the Bodhisattva Manjusri, the embodiment of enlightenment, Wutaishan is one of Buddhist China's four sacred mountains (the ...

  10. Mist opportunity

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Henry Wismayer

    ... put an end to all that and the 21st century finds the vibe less reverential. Nowadays, Huang Shan is a Unesco world heritage site welcoming 1.5 million visitors each year, many of them ... and wizened pines, azaleas and rhododendrons, the seamless hulk of the Purple Peak: it's idealised China brought to life by the whispery hustle of a terraced waterfall and the shouts ...




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