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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - GLOBAL WARMING

    Rising seas may threaten one-fifth of world heritage sites, say scientists

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Rising seas may threaten many world heritage sites Global landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Tower of London and Sydney Opera House will be lost to rising seas caused ... of the century- nearly one-fifth of the planet's 720 world heritage sites will be affected as ice sheets melt and warming oceans expand. The study, published in the journal Environmental Research ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - UNESCO

    Yunnan rice fields and Mount Fuji named World Heritage Sites

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Heritage, thanked the 21-member World Heritage Committee for inscribing the site on the list and vowed to provide the best conservation for this site. "Hani people will take today as their honey day," he said. The addition of the rice fields takes the number of World Heritage Sites in China to 45. Unesco said Mount Fuji, had "inspired artists and poets and been ...

  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by The Guardian, CHINA DAILY, WASHINGTON POST

    ... the privacy US citizens are sacrificing in the name of security. On the last score, he has succeeded … The slides he released put the meat of real-world detail on the dry bones of the anti-terrorism statutes Congress has passed. … If there is a scandal, it is that a government contractor of Snowden's stature had access to highly classified material. Washington   3. China Daily While US ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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