• Thursday
  • November 27, 2014
  • Last updated: 9:25pm
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 18 for world heritage sites in china

Search results

  1. In Suzhou, preserving the past means erasing the old

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Pei, at the southern edge of the Humble Administrator's Garden. The United Nations has designated the garden a World Heritage site. Huang Wei, a former official of the bureau that manages ... relic or a World Heritage site, it's part of the whole.' Mr Huang, 63, who retired in 2000 after 40 years of civil service, says it is his duty to speak out on the issue. ...

  2. Priceless culture at mercy of the elements

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... In the last of a series on Chongqing, Bill Savadove tells how a world heritage site is battling weather, thieves- and time In the dead of night early last year, a gang of thieves scaled ... are still investigating the theft of the stone heads- one from a statue of the Buddhist goddess of mercy Guanyin and another from a Taoist spirit- from the United Nations World Heritage site ...

  3. Abandoned buildings will rise again on site

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in its race to modernity. Officials are coy about whether any heritage buildings were destroyed to clear the expo site, but the planned preservation of at least 16 structures on the site ... performances during the World Expo in 2010. The factory on the banks of the Huangpu River was left to rust when the vast steel sector was consolidated by the state. It will be part of Shanghai's ...

  4. City betting high in World Expo expectation game

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the name, the World Expo will mainly be a way for China to entertain its own people. Only 5 per cent of expected visitors are forecast to come from overseas. The political importance imparted ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai With four years to go until Shanghai holds the World Expo, the city is leaving nothing to chance. Organisers are planning down to the last detail, including ...

  5. Shanghai pleased to be hosting World Expo - at any price

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... billions of US dollars into infrastructure without regard for profitability, and push state companies to send their employees to the event? 'No other country in the world besides China can do ... a World Expo since 1984 and withdrew from the organising body, the Bureau of International Expositions, last year after deciding that the private sector should fund such events. But China has ...

  6. Residents cry foul as Shanghai hails expo relocation success

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai authorities claimed yesterday they had completed the relocation of people living on the World Expo site, but some residents said they had been forcibly ... reports said. About 270 businesses operating on the 5.28 sq km site will move out this year. A resident of Huangpu district claimed his family was thrown out of their home, which ...

  7. Shanghai to lose at least 1b yuan from expo

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... which lost US$1 billion when it hosted the 2000 World Expo after visitor numbers fell 22 million short of the projected 40 million. Shanghai forecasts operating expenditure- including site ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai But estimate does not factor in 18b yuan investment required for construction Shanghai expects to lose at least a billion yuan from hosting the World Expo in 2010 ...

  8. China's first spacewalk set for later this month

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai China will launch its third manned space flight and attempt its first spacewalk this month, shortly before marking the 59th anniversary of its founding on October 1, in a display of confidence to the world. State media said the Shenzhou VII would head into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern province of Gansu between ...

  9. Housing-eviction protesters detained

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The largest number was 8,283 families in Pudong, site of the 2010 World Expo. ... calling for city leaders to step down. However, Human Rights in China said police had launched a massive round-up of participants, including a number of long-time housing dispute petitioners. ...

  10. Stormy waters as port takes shape

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The controversial US$16 billion project is Shanghai's bold attempt to become the dominant regional handler Shanghai is pushing ahead with construction of the world's largest container port even as the project is buffeted by lingering controversy. Officials hope the Yangshan Deep Water Port will transform Shanghai, already the world's fourth busiest container port, ...




SCMP.com Account